GenreBiography, Drama, History Duration LanguageFrench
Release date20 November 2013 (2013-11-20) (France) WriterYoni Darmon, Jacques Ouaniche Initial releaseNovember 20, 2013 (France) ScreenplayYoni Darmon, Jacques Ouaniche CastBrahim Asloum (Victor Young Perez), Steve Suissa (Benjamin Perez), Isabella Orsini (Mireille Balin), Patrick Bouchitey (Léon Bellières), Davy Sardou (Maxo), Bruce Payne (Commandant Rudolph Hoess) Similar moviesKoza, Crack, La Tola Box
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Victor "Young" Perez is a 2013 French biographical film. film directed by Jacques Ouaniche, written by Jacques Ouaniche and Yoni Darmon.
Victor "Young" Perez tells the astonishing, harrowing and poignant 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 and rose to great fame thanks to the help and guidance of Leon Bellier. Moreover, he had a love affair with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. The 5'1", 110-pound Perez won the International Boxing Union's version of the World Flyweight crown by a 2nd-round knockout of US-American champion Frankie Genaro, subsequently becoming the youngest world champion in boxing history. Perez got arrested in Paris on September 21, 1943 and was detained in the Drancy internment camp France, before being transported to the German extermination camp in Auschwitz where he was assigned to the Monowitz subcamp to serve as a slave laborer. Victor Perez arrived at Auschwitz on October 10, 1943, as part of "Transport 60" a group of 1,000. He was held in AuschwitzIII/Monowitz. While there he was forced to fight in boxing matches for the amusement of the SS command. By 1945 Victor had survived 140 bouts in 15 months. Perez was one of the prisoners on the death march that left the camp on January 18, 1945.
Brahim Asloum as Young Perez
Isabella Orsini as Mireille Balin
Bruce Payne as Rudolf Hoss
Steve Suissa as Benjamin Perez
Denis Sandler as German boxing promoter
Alaa Safi as Battling Mokhtar
Olivier Sa as Frankie Genaro
Sava Dragunchev as presenter
Release and reception
The film was released in France on 20 November 2013. According to film critic Virgil Dumez, 'despite obvious stylistic blunders, "Victor Young Perez" takes the viewer through the evocative power of its history and therefore wins by KO after an unequal battle, but pretty exciting'.