THE WAY OF THE BOXER

KAZAKHSTAN / 2013

98 min / Kazakh dialogue with English and Russian subtitles

Director: OSCAR ISKAKOV, SANZHAR OMAROV
Producers: SERIK ZHUBANDYKOVA, FARHAT SHARIPOV
Screenwriter: ASKAR UZABAEV
Cinematographer: AZAMAT DULATOV
Cast: NAZAR SHARKHAN, DULAT JUMAKADYR, YERZHAN TUSUPOV, DINMUKHAMED AKHIMOV, ERIK ZHOLZHAKSYNOV, DINARA ZHUMAGALIYEVA

THE WAY OF THE BOXERThe film tells the story of a simple guy who works as a porter at one of the bazaars in Almaty, but he has a childhood dream that he’s trying to embody is to become a famous boxer like his idol Gennady Golovkin. On the way of realization of their dreams, he faces many problems.
Some criminal dealers arrange illegal fights, which invite and main character. By participating in these battles, he is trying to make money. In one of these ordinary days, he fall into the hands of the advertisement in the Boxing section, where he meets a professional boxer who becomes a mentor, a coach, a teacher. Hoping to engage with the past and begin an honest and professional way, the hero leaves work. But his plans are not satisfied with the old partners who in turn are trying to break the will and the life of a young boxer.