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Fighter (2001)

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A psychological adventure that follows two European Jews who survived Nazism and revisit Europe for a tour of their past. Seventy-seven-year-old Jan Wiener and seventy-two-year-old Arnost Lustig escaped concentration camps and managed to flee Europe, only after losing their families. Now the two men return to visit the Czech Republic, and while making peace with their difficult pasts manage to keep each other company.

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No larger aspect of what is in this film can be new to us; but seeing it in this old-friends perspective gives all of it, familiar and new, a novel effect.

April 9, 2002
The New Republic
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What unfolds onscreen is remarkable: The passions and arguments of the past are resurrected in the present.

February 26, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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Reminds us that different people react to madness -- in this case, the Holocaust -- in different ways.

January 24, 2002
Dallas Morning News
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Spending time with these guys is an invigorating treat.

December 6, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Even if these guys hadn't each gone through so much strife and real tragedy in their life, they're just interesting right now to see them going back and forth.

November 27, 2001
Ebert & Roeper
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Less a document of wartime experience than of the mentality one needs to maintain in order to be a fighter, and the danger of attacking, however benignly, cherished beliefs.

November 26, 2001 | Rating: 3/4
Boston Globe
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