Olzhas Nusuppaev, Eduard Tabishev, Viktor Suhorukov, Olga Landina
Sergey Azimov, Sergey Bodrov, Natasha Devillers
Drama, 86 min, CTB Film Company, Russia, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, 2004
оriginal title SHIZA language Russian
Fifteen year old Mustafa has a nickname Schizo. He is hired by his mother’s boyfriend to find fighters for illegal fistfights. His life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schizo takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he has to make money, no matter what the cost. In fistfights there are no rules… until blood is spilled!
festivals & awards
Festivals & Awards 40 festival selections, including Сannes (Certain Regard), Haifa – FIPRESCI Award; Tokyo – Best Actor; Cottbus – Best Film and Don Quixote Award; Stalker Human Rights (Russia) – Best Debut.