Fiction

Koza

Ivan Ostrochovský
SK, CZ 2015
75min
V'15

Peter “Koza” Baláž is a former Olympic boxer. He and his partner, Miša, live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet. Miša learns that she is expecting a child and decides to terminate her pregnancy. She pressures Koza to get money for the procedure. 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”, where success is not measured in victories, but in the amount of blows that Koza can take. The film features Peter Baláž, Atlanta Olympic Games participant and Ján Franek as the coach, Moscow Olympic Games participant.
“There is boxing footage aplenty, but Ostrochovský and director of photography Martin Kollár primarily focus on the space outside the ring; they avoid stereotyping their subjects and capture welcome moments of gentle humor. Kollár, who is also renowned as a still photographer, beautifully frames the dark, wintry landscape.” (Alissa Simon)

In the presence of Ivan Ostrochovský.

Credits
  • Peter Baláž - Koza
  • Zvonko Lakčevič - Zvonko
  • Ján Franek - Franek
  • Stanislava Bongilajová - Miša
  • Nikola Bongilajová - Nikolka
  • Tatiana Piussi - Hitchhiker
  • Marek Lešcák
  • Ivan Ostrochovský
  • Tobias Potočný
  • Martin Kollár
  • Viera Čakányová
Sentimentalfilm, Endorfilm

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