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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 »

Director:

Gulshat Omarova

Writers:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov), Gulshat Omarova
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Oldzhas Nusupbayev Oldzhas Nusupbayev ... Mustafa (Shiza)
Olga Landina Olga Landina ... Zinka
Eduard Tabishev Eduard Tabishev ... Sakura
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Doctor
Gulnara Yeraliyeva Gulnara Yeraliyeva ... Kulyash
Hurtaj Kanagat Hurtaj Kanagat ... Sandzhik (Zinka's son)
Khorabek Musabayev Khorabek Musabayev ... Almaz
Bakhytbek Bajmukhanbetov Bakhytbek Bajmukhanbetov ... Dzhaken
Mukhit Izimov Mukhit Izimov ... Nurlan
Gajratdzhan Tokhgibakiyev Gajratdzhan Tokhgibakiyev ... Uzbek
Emine Ismailova Emine Ismailova ... Ballet dancer
Dzhasulan Makhanov 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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So few words, such beauty, such strength
24 April 2005 | by rrrhudy@aol.comSee all my reviews

Schizophrenic Mustafa (Schizo) is not. His classmates have given him that nickname because they think he is crazy. And a doctor is treating him with pills. There's nothing crazy about him. He's not even as slow as he is made out to be. He is non-verbal, yes. But those eyes see it all. He lives in a country where men have no jobs, the land has no produce, a desolate place. He lives with an uncle who involves him in recruiting men to fight bare-knuckled, even to the death, in an illegal boxing racket. He is taken in by a young widow who starts as his substitute mother. But they learn to love each other and come to an intimacy that is presented to us beautifully. We don't even think of incest. Fine acting. We get to know them so well. Great direction and camera work. Put it on your list of ones to see.


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Country:

Kazakhstan | Russia | France | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

4 May 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Recruiter See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,834, 20 March 2005

Gross USA:

$54,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,357
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