CastArnost Lustig, Jan Wiener Release date2000 ProducersAmir Bar-Lev, Jonathan Crosby, Alex Mamlet CinematographyJustin Schein, Gary Griffin, David Collier Similar moviesDjango Unchained, Batman Begins, Mission: Impossible, Cloverfield, Good Will Hunting, xXx
TaglineLoyalty, The Limits of Friendship, and Fighting Back.
Fighter is a documentary film about Arnošt Lustig (1926–2011) and Jan Wiener (1920–2010), two Jews who return to Europe to revisit the past.
A survivor of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald, Lustig was a Prague-based journalist and author. The German-born Wiener escaped from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, and joined the Royal Air Force in Italy. The film retraces Wiener's escape route, and visits Theresienstadt (where Wiener's mother died), Auschwitz, and Buchenwald. It received a Special Jury Citation in the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Newport International Film Festival, and the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.