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VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ

by Jacques Ouaniche

synopsis

Victor "Young" Perez , tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez started training as a boxer at age 14 along with his older brother Benjamin "Kid" Perez Perez rose to great fame via the help and guidance of Leon Bellier and had a brief relationship with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. The 5'1", 110-pound Perez won the International Boxing Union's version of the World Flyweight crown with a 2nd-round knockout of American champion Frankie Genaro, ergo becoming the youngest world champion in boxing history. He was arrested in Paris on September 21, 1943 and detained in the Drancy internment camp France, before being transported to Auschwitz where he was assigned to the Monowitz to serve as a slave laborer.

international title: Victor Young Perez
original title: Victor Young Perez
country: France, Israel
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Jacques Ouaniche
film run: 110'
release date: FR 20/11/2013
screenplay: Jacques Ouaniche, Yoni Darmon
cast: Brahim Asloum, Steve Suissa, Isabella Orsini, Patrick Bouchitey, Davy Sardou, Bruce Payne
cinematography by: Pierre-Yves Bastard
film editing: Emmanuelle Mimran
art director: Mintcheva Boriana, Ariel Glazer, Laure Balzan-Sorin
costumes designer: Edith Vesperini
music: Stéphane Rollot, Didier Lockwood
producer: Nelly Kafsky, Jacques Ouaniche
co-producer: James Daly, Daniel Goudineau
production: Mazel Productions, Noé Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Transfax Film Productions
backing: Greenhouse Media Investment Ltd.
distributor: Océan Films

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main awards/selection

Haifa Film Festival 2013 
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013 
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