For an athlete, overcoming fears and weaknesses is the only path to victory.
The film tells the story of the legendary Soviet boxer Valery Popenchenko, USSR and European champion and winner of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His life was a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs - from his childhood in Tashkent's Suvorov Military School and service as a border guard, to his first victories and failures, and his friendship with Dynamo sports society coach Grigory Kusikyants.
Year of Production: 2022 Director: Artem Mikhalkov Producer(s): Aleksey Karpushin, Ekaterina Zhukova, Artem Mikhalkov Cinematographer: Yury Nikogosov, Evgeniy Kozlov Editor: Maria Sergeenkova, Olga Proshkina, Dmitry Slobtsov Story/Screenplay: Vladimir Presnyakov, Oleg Presnyakov
Cast: Victor Khorinyak, Sergey Bezrukov, Angelina Strechina, Inga Oboldina, Evgeniya Dmitrieva, Andrey Titchenko, Oleg Chugunov, Victor Verzhbitskiy, Irina Romasheva, Valeriy Sklyarov