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Schizo (2004)

Shiza (original title)
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

Cast overview:
Oldzhas Nusupbayev ...
Mustafa (Shiza)
Olga Landina ...
Zinka
Eduard Tabishev ...
Sakura
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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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4 May 2005 (France)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Stark and gritty.
16 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the landscape is bleak and desolate which means the acting and story must carry the film, they do. This movie is far removed from the typical big budget cotton candy dumbed-down Hollywood syrup.

I would categorize it as basically a humanistic survival story set in the rural outback. The emotions are as sparse as the back drop and yet still quite beguiling.

Some of the fights seemed a little unrealistic, however, it does not detract too much from the movie's overall believable tone. Also it was not a predicable film. At times you feel that Schizo may be mentally impaired, by his lack of communication, yet his demeanor is fitting to his environment and circumstances.


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