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Another daring animated project in development. Learn more about Young Perez, an animated documentary helmed by Jean-Jacques Kahn & Franck Van Leeuwen, and watch the teaser.
Young Perez (Young Perez: A Poings Fermés) tells the tragic fate of Victor Perez, a Jewish kid from the ghetto of Hara, Tunis. Perez won the world championship boxing contest in 1931, at the age of 13.
He has known glory, love and fame, but also fall from grace. Refusing to return home, he remains in Paris on the outbreak of the Second World War. Arrested by the military, he is deported to Auschwitz. Perez is finally assassinated in 1945 by a German soldier whehn at the same time, the horrific "death marches" to the concentration camps begin.
The teaser is poignantly suggestive:
Young Perez has won a special mention at the 2011 Annecy festival. The French actress Dominique Frot (La cérémonie, Sarah's Key) appears in the motion-capture section of the film, which also uses 2D/3D animation.
Young Perez is produced by Explicit Films, with the support of CNC, the Reigion Rhone Alpes,and Procirep.