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1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
"Fighter" follows two friends, Jan Wiener, to whom the title refers, and Arnost Lustig, a writer - both in their seventies, and both exiles from Communist Czechoslovakia now living in America - as they retrace Wiener's escape from Prague after the Nazi takeover in the 1930s. Incorporating rare archival footage from Nazi and Communist propaganda films, the documentary focuses on the interaction between Wiener and Lustig as they retrace Wiener's steps.

Cast: Arnost Lustig , Jan Wiener ,

Director: Amir Bar-Lev

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Fighter (1999)

Release Date: August 24th, 2001|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Fighter shapes up as one of the great documentaries of this year, or any other. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The film speaks to fundamental issues of history, truth, and the philosophical conflicts of humankind. show more

  • 88
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Bar-Lev has created a film remarkable in its ability to capture both the worst and best of human nature. show more

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