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Parkland Entertainment Takes UK On Polish Boxing Drama ‘The Champion Of Auschwitz’

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EXCLUSIVE: Parkland Entertainment has swooped on UK and Ireland rights to The Champion of Auschwitz, Maciej Barczzewski’s drama about a boxer who fought for survival inside a Nazi death camp during the Second World War.

Born in Warsaw in 1917, Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski was drawn to boxing early, training with well-known coach Feliks Stamm, who is considered the father of Polish boxing. After rising to become a champion boxer, Pietrzykowski was transported to the notorious concentration camp where he was forced to fight for his life.

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Leszek Starzynski and Krzysztof Szpetmanski produced the movie. Piotr Glowacki, Jan Szydlowski and Grzegorz Malecki star. The UK has a large Polish population and films from the country are regularly box office hits in the territory.

Parkland struck the deal with France’s Loco Films. Pic will be released September 3 to coincide with the domestic release in Poland.

“We are thrilled to be bring this powerful true story of incredible human spirit to the UK/Eire audience this September and to be working with the great team over at Loco Films in France,” Parkland Entertainment said in a statement.

“We are delighted to share with Parkland Entertainment the same instant enthusiasm for this powerful feature and to be teaming up with such a strong distributor who will bring The Champion of Auschwitz to UK/Eire Audience,” added Loco Films.

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