GIBSY - THE STORY OF THE BOXER JOHANN RUKELI TROLLMANN

GIBSY - DIE GESCHICHTE DES BOXERS JOHANN RUKELI TROLLMANN

By Eike BESUDEN

PINGUIN STUDIOS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

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.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eike BESUDEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Eike BESUDEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Eike BESUDEN (Pinguin Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
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