The Survivor

Harry Haft is a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps to survive. Haunted by the memories and his guilt, he attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing legends like Rocky Marciano as a way to find his first love again.

  • Released: 2022-04-07
  • Runtime: 129 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Ben Foster, Vicky Krieps, Billy Magnussen, Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo, Danny DeVito, Dar Zuzovsky, Saro Emirze, Zachary Golinger, Laurent Papot, Paul Bates, Svetlana Kundish, Sonya Cullingford, Michael Epp, Erik Contzius, Kingston Vernes, Sophie Knapp, Zachary Golinger, Charles Brice, Scott Alexander Young, John Guerrasio, Pablo Raybould, Amalina Ace, Bálint Magyar, Márk Szekulesz, Aaron Serotsky, Miklós Kapácsy, Andrew Hefler, Kristóf Widder, Patrick McCullough, Peter Linka, Hans Peterson, Katia Bokor, Stephen Saracco, Björn Freiberg, Nikos Brisco, Alan Jouban, Adam Zambryzcki, András Kovács, Gábor Czap, Anthony Molinari, Zsolt Erdei
  • Director: Barry Levinson
  • tarikbrummelaar - 29 December 2022
    Good movie but real-life Harry is more sinester then portrayed.
    Good movie I would recommend. But directors left out quite some stuff about his life. Could have filled the second part with it. Learning about real-life Harry Haft gives him more complexity as a person. The following is one of the things that's left out:

    'The elderly couple harbored Harry Haft in their small farmhouse, believing he was an injured German soldier who had been separated from his unit. Haft killed the couple the following morning after the husband began to badger him with questions about his eyepatch and whether he was German. Haft feared that they would turn him in to German authorities. He collected food from their kitchen and ran off and hid in the Bohemian Forest for weeks.

    Eventually, he ran out of food and searched for another farm. He again had the same plan of telling the owners that he was an injured German soldier who had been separated from his unit. When a middle-aged woman answered the door, she could immediately see that he was an imposter and called him out for it. "You're not a soldier. You're not even German," she told him. Stricken with fear that she would turn him in, he went into a blind rage and pulled out his revolver and shot the woman. He headed to the kitchen to steal food when he heard a noise. He found a boy of about 12 years of age, presumably the woman's son, hiding in a bedroom closet. Haft told the boy to stay in the closet and then he quickly fled the house.'
  • On_The_Mark - 16 June 2022
    A lot of strong stuff overall severely boring movie
    I think told in a linier fashion this might have been a little more entertaining but the constantly shifting in times along with a bit of boring dialog, the thing just drags a lot. Just because it's a Holocaust story doesn't mean it's a great film.

    Of course Ben Foster gives an oscar-worthy performance, no doubt. It's just not a well written or directed film. I wanted to love this because I think the story is great and is something that needs to be told but it needs to be told better than it was here.

    A better script and director and Ben Foster again, this could have been great.
  • james-johnson-0811 - 14 May 2022
    Worth the time!
    My main reason for writing a review is that i can't understand how this movie scored so low?... acting was terrific the story was horrifyingly true... worth the time!

    The whole concept of this movie just scares me to realize it was based on true events; to fathom the idea that this happened is so sad.