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Overview

Recruiter

A teenage boy is thrown into a world of love, death, and deception in this powerful drama. Mustafa (Olzhas Nusuppaev) is a 15-year old boy living in Kazakhstan in the early 1990s. Nicknamed "Schizo" by his schoolmates because of several incidents of emotional instability, Mustafa left school and works for Sakura (Eduard Tabischev), his mother's boyfriend, who helps to organize bare-knuckle boxing tournaments for a cadre of bookmakers. Mustafa's job is to find likely fighters for Sakura, and one of the first prospects he brings in is Ali (Gairatzhan Tokhgibakier), who is only a few years older than Mustafa himself. Ali is matched against a large and experienced heavyweight and does not survive the fight; as he lies dying, Ali gives Mustafa all his money and asks him to deliver it to Zinka (Olga Landina), Ali's girlfriend and the mother of his five-year-old daughter. But Mustafa doesn't have the heart to tell Zinka that Ali has died and delivers the money with a story that her boyfriend has gone missing. Mustafa is quite taken with Zinka and begins spending most of his spare time with her; Zinka eventually catches on to the fact Ali is not coming back and persuades Mustafa to set up her uncle Zhaken (Bazkitbek Baimuzhanbetov) in one of Sakura's fights. An experienced boxer, Zhaken wins the fight and splits the purse with Zinka, who decides to accept Mustafa as her new beau. Schizo is the first feature film from screenwriter and actress Guka Omarova.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2007
UPC: 0667443576143
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Picture This
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Director/actor interviews; Coming attractions; Dolby 5.1 & 2.0 sound; Scene selections; Widescreen; Optional English, Spanish & French subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olzhas Nusuppaev Actor
Olga Landina Actor
Eduard Tabischev Actor
Viktor Sukhorukov Actor
Nurtay Kanagat Actor
Gulnara Eralibeva Actor
Zhurabek Musbaev Actor
Bazkitbek Baimuzhanbetov Actor
Gairatzhan Tokhgibakier Actor

Technical Credits
Guka Omarova Director,Screenwriter
Talgat Asyrankulov Production Designer
Sergei Azimov Producer
Alya Berjanova Makeup
Sergei Bodrov Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Julien Cloquet Sound Mixer
Hassan Kidiraliev Cinematographer
Khasanbek Kydrraliyev Cinematographer
Ivan Lebedev Editor
Sergei Selyanov Producer
Siegfried Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Recruiter
1. Opening Credits [2:11]
2. Doctor's Office [3:46]
3. Entering the Workforce [3:37]
4. Recruitment [2:24]
5. Before the Fight [2:46]
6. Ringside [4:26]
7. Boxer's Will [2:31]
8. Bellydancing [3:21]
9. The Widow Zina [4:33]
10. Arrested [4:59]
11. Vodka and Bad News [5:38]
12. Uncle Zhaken [3:47]
13. Power Lines [4:30]
14. A New Contender [4:26]
15. An American Mercedes [4:49]
16. Gifts [4:08]
17. Lessons in Manhood [3:26]
18. Total Scam [4:40]
19. Highway Robbery [4:04]
20. Bad Apples [4:33]
21. After the Snowfall [4:13]
22. Reunion [3:45]

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