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This is a movie based on the true story of a true Romanian legend: Ion Gavrilă Ogoranu (1923-2006)
Born in a Romanian family in the Fagaras County, he studied at Radu Negru high school in Fagaras then enrolled in two colleges: the Agronomy College in Cluj and the Academy of Economic sudies in Brasov.
He joined the Romanian Armed Forces in the famed 12th Brigade Mountain Hunters (participating in the on the western front campaign against Nazi Germany). He also enrolled at the Military Academy in Campulung.
He started his career as an anti-communist fighter while still in college. For a decade he was the leader of the "Fagaras" group of partisan (haiduci) fighters.
Watch the movie trailer: Portrait Of The Fighter As A Young Man
(subtitles in English)
For his role in the anti communist armed resistance he was sentenced to death (twice) in absentia. However, for 27 years the Securitate (KGB's Romanian counterpart) failed to catch up with him - that alone is a record in itself.
Captured in 1976, he was saved from being put to death by the personal intervention of the American President Richard Nixon.
The "Portrait Of The Fighter As A Young Man" premiered in European theaters on November 19th (see the movie trailer above)
Hopefully it will be distributed and presented to the American public soon.