Down, But Not Out! Monday, 23 October 2017

Down, But Not Out!

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    CTC.

  • The pitch:

    Lands a few punches.

  • Starring:

    Alicja Cichewicz, Anna Pazdur-Czarnowska, Przemyslaw Rydynski, Daria Strzepka, Agnieszka Szmerek

  • Directed by:

    Miguel Gaudêncio

  • Running time:

    71 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Boxing bouts/sparring. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face/toe/foot. Breathing problems, hospital mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Man in underwear, shirtless men, sportswear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    None.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religiouis exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Boxing, weigh-in, coaching, amateur sport, tournaments, commitment, success, failure, disappointment, training, sparring, compromise, stress, emotion, tactics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Shaky camerawork, black-and-white cinematography. Polish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Exciting, tense, intriguing, fascinating, inspirational, well-meaning, interesting, raw, pared-down, refreshing, beautiful, different, naturalistic, laid-back, honest, genre-breaking. No history/background/character development provided for fighters; viewer does all the work. Gorgeous/gritty black-and-white lensing, non-dramatic/hands-off/welcome approach, compelling/neo-noir feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Uninspiring. Limited audience appeal, score is heavy-handed/distracting at times, some English subtitles missing from full version.

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