KOZA

By Ivan OSTROCHOVSKY

ENDORFILM - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

FORMER OLYMPIC BOXER’S JOURNEY TO HIS FINAL DEFEAT

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& Awards

Berlinale 2015
Forum - Nomination for Best First Feature Award
Vilnius IFF 2015
Best Film Award - New Europe New Names Competition
Vilnius IFF 2015
CICAE Art Cinema Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivan OSTROCHOVSKY
    • 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.
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