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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

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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:

The Recruiter See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$52,266, 8 August 2005
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Sad, depressing realities of Kazakhstan.
6 August 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

There is something magical in the films from Central Asian republics that serious viewers cannot disassociate themselves from them.No one knows for sure whether it has got something to do with folklore or customs or the fact that they have freed themselves from Soviet union.Whatever might be the reason it is sure that some of the films from these reasons are made by enterprising film makers who have always made nice films despite having been burdened with lack of funds.Schizo is one such film made by Guka Omarova.In the past she has been assistant to the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov.She has made good use of the current day political situation in Kazakhstan to make an entertaining film by using some rather common dramatic elements.Schizo functions as a double edged sword as not only it entertains but always leaves a serious message on viewers' minds.The film is a watchable treat thanks to the title character who proves in the end that the week and meek are not to be taken for granted.


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