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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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Gulshat Omarova

Writers:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov), Gulshat Omarova

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Cast

Cast overview:
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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Storyline

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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Country:

Kazakhstan | Russia | France | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

4 May 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Schizo See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$52,266, 8 August 2005
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a good export from Kazakhstan
8 November 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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