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Shadow Boxers (1999)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2 June 1999 (USA)
Why do women fight? This riveting behind-the-scenes look into the world of the female combatant takes us from manicures to knockouts! It turns our attention to the woman who is widely ... See full summary »

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Katya Bankowsky

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Michael Bentt Michael Bentt ... Himself
Lucia Rijker Lucia Rijker ... Herself
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Why do women fight? This riveting behind-the-scenes look into the world of the female combatant takes us from manicures to knockouts! It turns our attention to the woman who is widely considered pound for pound the most dangerous fighter of any time, undefeated boxing sensation Lucia Rijker (Rollerball, TV's "Thunderbox"). She reveals the stages of physical, mental and spiritual growth while smashing opponents and preconceptions. "Shadow Boxers" exposes the beauty and brutality of the sport through the eyes of the introspective fighter while showing what's really at stake when women enter the ring. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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Highly recommended
22 March 2002 | by rjbanksSee all my reviews

This exceptional film captivated me from the start and never let go. The skillfully scripted story line presents the viewer with contextual background on the sport of women's boxing, an exploration into the psyche of the participants, and a chronicle of Lucia Rijker's rise to the top of the sport. These elements combine with a fresh creative film style and stimulating original soundtrack to afford the viewer a truly visceral understanding of what women's boxing is all about. You'll either be inspired to get in the ring or swear its not for you. I particularly enjoyed the diverse and entertaining cast of characters who all contribute to a rich experience. This film is definitely interesting and insightful, but more than that, it is a lot of fun to watch.


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