Ghetto Balboa

  • Hungary 
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A former member of the district mafia in Budapest’s ghetto, Misi started a boxing club to keep children from local families away from crime. One of his students, Zoli, has been boxing in the amateur league for 6 years under Misi’s guidance, and has fought his way up to competing for the world championship belt. Zoli has a tough decision to make; he can either become a professional boxer, which comes with many sacrifices, or he can follow in the footsteps of his mobster father. Misi, as a father figure, does everything in his power to spare Zoli from the mistakes he made in his past.



  • Original Title
    Gettó Balboa
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Róbert Bordás
  • Editing
    Csaba Hernáth, Péter Politzer
  • Music
    Mihály Víg
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Hungary
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • IDFA 2018
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2018
    • Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2019
  • Awards
    • Hungarian Film Prize 2019 - Best Documentary Film
    • Roma-Film Festival Berlin 2018 - Main Prize is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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