BOXING CLUB

By Victor CRUZ

16M.FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

An approach to the universe of masculinity, sweat, blood, and honor that is incarnated in boxing; and an essay based on the relationship between a coach, his pupil, and a gym located beneath a train station, where these men spend their days tempering their body and spirit.

Festivals
& Awards

Mar Del Plata IFF 2012
Competencia Argentina
Ventana Sur 2013
Video Library
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 67 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Victor CRUZ
    • Writer(s)
    • Victor CRUZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Victor CRUZ
    • Synopsis
    • An approach to the universe of masculinity, sweat, blood, and honor that is incarnated in boxing; and an essay based on the relationship between a coach, his pupil, and a gym located beneath a train station, where these men spend their days tempering their body and spirit. Cruz is inspired by a mystery: what makes a boxer? What powerful force encourages him to unconditionally deliver himself to battle? Featuring precise framings and hypnotic images, his documentary yet shows no heroes or great champions, but common men with common fears and an iron will. Their days go by amidst punches, apparently minor chit-chat –like the ones about scenes from The Godfather, which entail a whole philosophy of life– and also small everyday misery, because, just like the great classics of boxer cinema –from The Set-Up and The Harder They Fall to Rocky and Gatica– Boxing Club has a sort of loser epic, an eye for low-class neighbor- hoods, the hard, everyday struggle for a place and an opportunity where just learning how to connect a right cross can change everything: dreams, glory and hell.
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