Goulchad OMAROVA
Russia / Germany / France / Kazakhstan, 2004, 86mn 
Colour, fiction
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Directed by : Gulshad OMAROVA (Гульшад ОМАРОВА)
Writing credits : Sergey BODROV (Сергей БОДРОВ), Gulshad OMAROVA (Гульшад ОМАРОВА)
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)
Companies : 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 Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', 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 :

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

Selected in the following festivals :
- 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
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Angers Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (France), 2005
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, 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
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2004