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Schiza

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Year of participation 2005
Program Feature Competition

Schiza
Producer(s) Sergei Azimov, Sergei Bodrov, Natasha Devillers
Director(s) Gulshat Omarova
Script Segei Bodrov, Gulshat Omarova
Director of Photography Khasan Kydyraliyev
Production designer Talgat Asyrankoulov
Music by Sigfried
Sound Andrei Vlaznev
Edit Ivan Lebedev
Cast Oldzhas Nusupbayev, Olga Landina, Eduard Tabishev, Viktor Sukhorukov, Gulnara Yeraliyeva, Khorabek Musabayev, Bakhytbek Baymukhanbetov
 

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Mustafa has a nickname, Schiza. He is hired by his mother’s boyfriend to find fighters for illegal fighting. His life is changed forever when a young man, mortally beaten in one of the fights, asks Schiza to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schiza takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he has to make money for, no matter what the cost. In fistfights, there are no rules until blood is spilled.

Awards
Best Debut Award, Kinotavr, Russia; Best Actor Award; Morocco IFF; Best Film by Female Director, XV Copenhagen IFF; FIPRESCI Award, Haifa IFF, Israel; Best Actor Award, Tokyo IFF, Best Film & Don Quixote Award, Cottbus IFF, Germany.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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