KOZA

By Ivan OSTROCHOVSKY

SENTIMENTALFILM - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

A formers olympic's boxer journey to his final defeat.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2015
FORUM, nomination for best first feature
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Road movie
    • Countries
    • SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SLOVAKIAN, CZECH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivan OSTROCHOVSKY
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivan OSTROCHOVSKY, Marek LEŠČÁK
    • Producer(s)
    • Marek URBAN (sentimentalfilm), Ivan OSTROCHVOSKY (SENTIMENTALFILM), Jiri KONECNY (ENDORFILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Peter "Koza" Baláž is a former Olympic boxer. He and his girlfriend Miša live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet. Miša learns that she is expecting a baby. She decides to terminate her pregnancy and she wants Koza to find the necessary money. Koza, who has not trained in a while, steps back into the ring, hoping to earn some much-needed cash and possibly change Miša's mind. He and his manager, Zvonko, embark on a "tour" through uncountable fights, where success seems impossible and yet is never forfeited. How many blows must Koza take, in order to earn a decent family live? Koza features Peter Baláž, who competed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and Ján Franek, Olympic medallist from Moscow 1980, as his coach. Featuring the outstanding performances of non-professional actors and blurring the lines between representation and presence, Koza is a powerful and haunting challenge to the concept of authenticity.
    • Production schedule
    • in distribution
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2012
    • End of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2014
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