Gulshad OMAROVA
Гульшад ОМАРОВА
Goulchad OMAROVA
Russia / Germany / France / Kazakhstan, 2004, 86mn 
Colour, fiction
Schizo
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Шиza

 

 Shizo

 Shiza

 
Directed by : Gulshad OMAROVA (Гульшад ОМАРОВА)
Writing credits : Sergey BODROV (Сергей БОДРОВ), Gulshad OMAROVA (Гульшад ОМАРОВА)
 
Cast
Olga LANDINA (Ольга ЛАНДИНА) ...Zinka
Olzhas NUSUPPAYEV (Олжас НУСУППАЕВ) ...Shizo
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ) ...Docteur
Eduard TABISHEV (Эдуард ТАБИШЕВ) ...Sakoura
 
Cinematography : Khasanbek KYDYRALIYEV (Хасанбек КЫДЫРАЛИЕВ)
Production design : Talgan ASYRANKULOV (Талган АСЫРАНКУЛОВ)
Sound : Andrey VLAZNEV (Андрей ВЛАЗНЕВ)
Produced by : Sergey BODROV (Сергей БОДРОВ), Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Production : CTB, Kazakhfilm, avec participation des sociétés Les petites Lumières (France), Kinofabrika (Allemagne). Avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture de Russie et du Fonds Sud du Ministère des Affaires étrangères de France.
Film revenue in Russia : 0.025 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 19/08/2004
 
Sites : russe, français

Awards :
First prize International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2004

Plot synopsis
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...
Source : www.ctb.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Shizo : devenir un homme au contact de la misère et de la violence, Jean-Luc DOUIN, lemonde.fr, 2005
Gul'shad (Guka) Omarova, Schizo [Shiza] (2004), Susan LARSEN, kinokultura.com, 2005
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2022
- Trois Jours de cinéma russe à La Ciotat, La Ciotat (France), 2013
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2013
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2012
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2005
- "Vyborg" Russian Film Festival (formerly ''A Window to Europe''), Vyborg (Russia), 2005
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2004
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2004
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2004
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2004
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2004