Fighter (2000 film)

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Fighter film poster.jpg
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Starring Jan Wiener
Arnošt Lustig
Distributed by First Run Features
Release date
Running time
91 minutes

Fighter is a documentary film about Arnošt Lustig (1926–2011)[1] and Jan Wiener (1920–2010),[2] 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.[3]


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Films about Jews and Judaism