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Triumph Of The Spirit

Recounts the true story of Salamo Arouch, who was the middleweight boxing champion of the Balkans in the days just before World War II. A Greek Jew, Arouch is sent to Auschwitz, where he fights his fellow internees for the enjoyment of the Nazi officers. This powerful story of life, death, and conscience illuminates the inner conflict of a man who wants to survive and save his soul. The 1989 production stars Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, and Robert Loggia. Closed captioned. Advanced students. Note: Strong language. (Adult). Color. (124 min.)


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