Victor Young Perez
About the Film
About the Director
In the early 1930s, flyweight Tunisian Jewish boxer Victor Young Perez moved to Paris with his coach and older brother Benjamin to become the youngest world champion in boxing history. Their rags-to-riches story ends tragically when Victor and Ben are imprisoned in Auschwitz and forced to box Aryans for the Nazi's amusement. Based on a true story, VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ features a beautiful, remarkable physical performance from first-time actor (and record-holding athlete) Brahim Asloum, the first Frenchman to win both a Light Flyweight World Championship and Olympic gold at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Jacques Ouaniche is a French screenwriter/director and producer. His directorial debut was the Canal Plus TV series MAISON CLOSE, which he created and for which HBO acquired the American remake rights. His debut as a feature film director is a gripping, historical drama, based on the true story of Victor "Young" Perez.