Aleksey SIDOROV
Алексей СИДОРОВ
Alekseï SIDOROV
Russia, 2005, 115mn 
Colour, fiction
Shadow Boxing
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Бой с тенью

 

 Combat avec une ombre

 boy s tenyu

 
Directed by : Aleksey SIDOROV (Алексей СИДОРОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey SIDOROV (Алексей СИДОРОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey BEKHTEREV (Сергей БЕХТЕРЕВ)
Sergey BEZRUKOV (Сергей БЕЗРУКОВ)
Pavel DEREVIANKO (Павел ДЕРЕВЯНКО)
Mikhail KHOMIAKOV (Михаил ХОМЯКОВ)
Aleksandr KUZNETSOV (Александр КУЗНЕЦОВ)
Ivan MAKAREVICH (Иван МАКАРЕВИЧ)
Denis NIKIFOROV (Денис НИКИФОРОВ)
Andrei PANIN (Андрей ПАНИН)
Yelena PANOVA (Елена ПАНОВА)
Boris PLOTNIKOV (Борис ПЛОТНИКОВ)
Dmitry SHEVCHENKO (Дмитрий ШЕВЧЕНКО)
 
Cinematography : Yuri RAISKY (Юрий РАЙСКИЙ)
Production design : Pavel NOVIKOV (Павел НОВИКОВ)
Music : Aleksey SHELYGIN (Алексей ШЕЛЫГИН)
Produced by : Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН)
Production : Central Partnership, Chamane Pictures
Film revenue in Russia : 8.26 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 17/05/2005
 
Site : site officiel

Plot synopsis
[...]The film begins as Kolchin (Denis Nikiforov) makes his final preparations before the championship bout against an American boxer. Before the fight begins, however, we are treated to a flashback in which Artem begins a romance with Vika (Elena Panova), the young opthomologist’s assistant whom he has charmed into certifying his fitness to fight despite her discovery of detached retinas that could lead to blindness if further injured in a boxing match. Artem proceeds to lose both the fight and his sight, after which he is abandoned by his promoter, the shadowy businessman Vagit Valiev (Panin), who refuses to pay for an operation to save the young man’s eyes. Driven by both love and guilt, Vika turns to an old boyfriend, a narcotics dealer, for the money needed for the operation, but she has the unfortunate luck to witness his murder before she can ask for his help.[...]
Gerald McCausland, kinokultura.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Aleksei Sidorov: Shadow Boxing (Boi s ten'iu), 2005, Gerald McCAUSLAND, kinokultura.com, 2006
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Fantasia, Montreal (Canada), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2005