Film

Schizo

Release date: 2004

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama

Director: Guka Omarova

Writer: Sergey Bodrov, Gulshat Omarova

Producer: Sergey Bodrov, Sergey Selyanov, Sergei Azimov

Production: Russia, Kazakhstan, France, Germany

Production Companies: CTB Film Comapny, "KazakhFilm", LES PETITES LUMIERES, "Kinofabrika"

Distributor: "Nashe Kino"

Actors: "Oldzhas Nusupbayev (Shiza), Olga Landina (Zinka), Eduard Tabishev (Sakura), Viktor Sukhorukov (Doctor), Gulnara Yeraliyeva (Kulyash), Hurtaj Kanagat (Sandzhik), Khorabek Musabayev (Almaz), Bakhytbek Bajmukhanbetov (Dzhaken), Mukhit Izimov (Nurlan), Gajratdzhan Tokhgibakiyev (Uzbek), Emine Ismailova (Ballet dancer), Dzhasulan Makhanov (Almaz's bodyguard) "

Length: 86 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

Fifteen year old Schizo is not yet ready for the world of money, power and women that awaits him. Hired by his stepfather to find fighters for illegal fistfights, his life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schizo takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he must make money, no matter what the cost. In fistfights there are no rules… until first blood!

Festivals and Awards:
1. Cannes IFF 2004 (Official Selection) - France
2. Moscow IFF, XV Open FF "KInotaur", Russia - Best Debut Award
3. Karlovy Vary IFF
4. Munich FF
5. Morocco FF - Best Actor Award
6. Motovun FF, Croatia
7. XV Copenhagen IFF, Denmark - Best Film by Female Director
8. Toronto IFF, Canada
9. Vancouver IFF, USA
10. Haifa IFF, Israel - FIPRESCI Award
11. Chicago IFF, USA
12. Tokyo IFF, Japan - Competition - Best Actor Award
13. Cottbus IFF, Germany - Competition - Best Film & Don Quixote Award
14. Ljubljana IFF, Slovenia
15. Cardiff Screen Festival, UK
16. Thessaloniki IFF, Greece
17. Black Nights FF - Grand Prix
18. Portland IFF (opening night film), USA
19. St. Paul IFF, San Francisco International Asian American FF, USA
20. Bratislava IFF, Slovakia
21. Bangkok IFF, Thailand
22. Tromso FF, Norway
23. Goteborg FF
24. 17th IFF in Bellinzona, Switzerland - Premio Ambiente e Salute: Qalita di Vita (Young audience Award)
25. Stalker Human Rights FF - Dest Debut
26. Rotterdam IFF, The Netherlands
27. Mar del Plata IFF, Argentina
28. Buenos Aires IFF, Argentina
29. Crossing Europe FF, Austria
30. Sofia IFF, Bulgaria
31. Jeonju IFF, South Korea
32. Hong Kong IFF
33. Flying Broom Women's IFF, Turkey
34. Zlin FF, Check Republic
35. International Young Audience FF ALE KINO!, Poland - The Bronze Goats
36. Taormina FF, Italy
37. Koszalin Festival of Film Debuts "Young Cinema", Poland - The Speciela Proze of the Jury "The Great Amber 2005"
38. Durban IFF, South Africa
39. Mosaiques FF, London
40. Galway FF, Ireland
41. Palic FF, Serbia and Montengro
42. Helsinki IFF, Finland
43. Osinan-Cinefan FF, India
44. Alexandria IFF, Egypt

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Schizo

Fifteen year old Schizo is not yet ready for the world of money, power and women that awaits him. Hired by his stepfather to find fighters for illegal fistfights, his life is changed forever when a young man mortally beaten in one of the fights asks Schizo to deliver his prize money to his girlfriend and young son. Schizo takes the money to the woman as promised and falls in love with her. Now he knows for whom he must make money, no matter what the cost. In fistfights there are no rules… until first blood!

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