Peter “Koza” Baláž is a retired Olympic boxer. He lives hand-to-mouth in a crumbling house with his partner, Misha. One day Misha finds out she’s pregnant; she decides to end her pregnancy and asks Koza to find the necessary money. The boxer, now out of shape, decides to return to the ring, beginning a hectic “tour” of matches.
Koza’s story is tough, sad, and involves several, urgent and complex issues. However, this is not the aspect of the story we wanted to emphasize; on the contrary, we even tried to “choke” it to avoid a certain type of pathos that usually emerges when you emphasize pain, misery and misfortune. To express this “step back” on a formal level, my cinematographer and I decided to shoot the film with static and long shots, in order to create a psychological distance and an emotional freedom from the story.