Ghetto Balboa

Direction
Year 
2018
Country
  • Hungary 
Runtime
90min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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.

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  • Original Title
    Gettó Balboa
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Róbert Bordás
  • Editing
    Csaba Hernáth, Péter Politzer
  • Music
    Mihály Víg
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • 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

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