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GIBSY - THE STORY OF THE BOXER JOHANN RUKELI TROLLMANN (GIBSY - DIE GESCHICHTE DES BOXERS JOHANN RUKELI TROLLMANN)

GIBSY - THE STORY OF THE BOXER JOHANN RUKELI TROLLMANN
photo © Landsberg/Pinguin Studios

Johann Rukeli Trollmann was a boxer, bon vivant and tragic hero. GIBSY tells the story of the man who won the German Light Heavyweight Championship in 1933. Shortly afterwards, the German Boxing Association divested Trollmann of his newly won title because of his origins: he was a "gypsy".

In protest against that decision he appeared for his next fight with white-powdered skin and bleached hair like the caricature of an Aryan – a dramatic and fateful decision.
Genre Drama, Educational, History, Sports
Category Docu-Fiction
Year of Production 2012
Director Eike Besuden
Screenplay Eike Besuden
Cinematography André Krüger
Cast Hannes Wegener, Hannelore Elsner, Frank Auerbach, Ramin Yazdani, Petra Janina Schultz, Erik Roßbander
Producer Eike Besuden
Production Company Pinguin Studios/Bremen, in co-production with NDR
Length 89 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from Nordmedia, German Federal Film Fund

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