UNE BELLE GILFE

SWIMMING AGAINST THE RACE -THE ALFRED NAKACHE STORY

By Jean BODON

CIRCA FILM - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Pre-Production 2009

Une Belle Gilfe, a twisting tale of triumph and sorrow, chronicles the life of French Olympic swimmer, Alfred Nakache. Embodying the heart of "Rocky" and the struggle of "The Pianist," Raven is a heart achingly beautiful tale showing the triumph of a man over the very limits of the human spirit

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean BODON
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean Charles TACCHELLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Tom GARRETT, Teresa BODON
    • Synopsis
    • In 1943, at the summit of his sports career, Alfred Nakache a Jewish Olympian
      swimmer challenged the Nazi’s mythological theories on racial superiority.
      Betrayed by his closest friend who joined the Nazis, the French swimmer was
      deported to Auschwitz with his family. His wife and two-year old daughter were
      murdered upon their arrival. For Nakache, the nightmare did not end there. The
      Nazis practiced their superiority through their grotesque mockeries as they
      continuously tortured him beyond the extent of one’s imagination.
      After living through the atrocities of the holocaust, he returned home in May of
      1945. Emotionally decapitated and physically destroyed, he struggled to resolve
      his past, and with rage he resumed his training. In less than a year in 1946, he
      reclaimed his world record and passion, but he could never reclaim the lives of
      his wife and child. Alfred Nakache’s life dramatically ended as he drowned in
      1983 in the South of France, while performing his daily swim.
    • Production schedule
    • Non-Contractual
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2009
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