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Fifty-Fifty (2004)
"Shiza" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  4 May 2005 (France)
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Shiza is the nickname of a 15-year-old boy. Money, power, and women - he has none of these, yet, in his young life. But, he does have the illegal, underground circuit of bare-knuckle ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Oldzhas Nusupbayev ...
Mustafa (Shiza)
Olga Landina ...
Zinka
Eduard Tabishev ...
Sakura
Viktor Sukhorukov ...
Doctor
Gulnara Yeraliyeva ...
Kulyash
Hurtaj Kanagat ...
Sandzhik (Zinka's son)
Khorabek Musabayev ...
Almaz
Bakhytbek Bajmukhanbetov ...
Dzhaken
Mukhit Izimov ...
Nurlan
Gajratdzhan Tokhgibakiyev ...
Uzbek
Emine Ismailova ...
Ballet dancer
Dzhasulan Makhanov ...
Almaz's bodyguard
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Shiza is the nickname of a 15-year-old boy. Money, power, and women - he has none of these, yet, in his young life. But, he does have the illegal, underground circuit of bare-knuckle fist-fighting, where he is able to eke out a living by scouting for fighters. When a man is accidentally killed in the ring, though, his life is changed forever. He decides that he should return the dead man's money to his widow and child. But, after he meets the woman, Shiza understands that he has real feelings of love for her. Now, he knows for whom he must earn money, no matter what the cost... Written by Anonymous

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V boyakh bez pravil net pravila "do pervoy krovi"! (In fights without rules, there is no rule that says: "Until first blood"!)


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a good export from Kazakhstan
8 November 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The title refers to young Mustafa (Oldzhas Nusupbayev), who is believed to be schizophrenic by everyone. In reality, he is just different. Still, no one believes that he could ever go on to do greater things. But Mustafa has some surprises in store for them.

"Shiza" (called "Schizo" in English) is a truly heartwarming flick from Kazakhstan. In a way, I could sort of relate to Mustafa: assumed to be weird by everyone. This may be the only Kazakh movie that I've ever seen, but it certainly is great. Aside from the plot, the scenery is beyond impressive. This is truly one movie that makes you want more. I certainly hope that the people behind this movie produce more movies.


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