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July 25, 2016 2:57 pm

Israeli Movie About ‘Underground’ Fighting Wins Best Action Film at Comic-Con 2016

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'Underground' director Amit Ruderman posed with his award in a photo posted on Facebook. Photo: Facebook.

‘Underground’ director and star Amit Ruderman, posing with his award. Photo: Facebook.

An Israeli movie about a promising new underground fighter won Best Action Film at the 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego.

The 2015 movie, Underground, tells the tale of 25-year-old Omer, who suffers from a rare condition that affects his nervous system and prevents him from feeling pain. The syndrome, called chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP), plays to Omer’s advantage when he begins taking part in underground fighting to earn cash to help support his family members after his father abandons them, according to IMDb. He eventually fights in a mobster-run underground club, earning large sums of money for each win, and is then invited to partake in a VIP members-only battle for 20,000 Euros (close to $22,000). After he agrees to the bout, Omer finds out he was deceived into a “fight to the death” event against a man known as the club’s executioner.

The film’s director and lead actor, Amit Ruderman, posted a photo on Facebook with his award and captioned the shot, “We’re [sic] came. We saw. We had fun. We won!!!!!!!”

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