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Bore Lee: In the Claws of the Big Z

Film Information

Exhibition Title Bore Lee: In the Claws of the Big Z
Original Title Bore Lee: U kandzama velegrada
English Title Bore Lee: In the Claws of the Big Z
Directors Mario Kovac
Kresimir Pauk
Ivan Ramljak
Year 2003
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 58'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Boris Ivkovic, Mario Kovac, Bojan Petkovic, Ana Franjic
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Ivan Ramljak, Mario Kovac, Kresimir Pauk
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Andy Kuljis
  • Edición / Editing: Andy Kuljis
  • Producción / Producer: Ivan Ramljak
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Ingenious Films Production
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This raw diamond of Croatian no-budget trash filmmaking made Bore Lee’s adventures a national hit—and soon, an international cult. The background story itself is the stuff of legend: Boris Ivkovic, a provincial tailor and martial arts enthusiast imagined himself the reincarnation of Hong Kong master Bruce Lee. Renamed Bore Lee, he became a local underground phenomenon in the 90’s with shabby, self-directed VHS videos presenting his rather unique fighting style and crazy haiku poetry-philosophy. The big breakthrough came with this first feature, made by clever young filmmakers from Zagreb: Bore travels to the big city to learn Yoga, falls in love with his beautiful instructor (named Anayoga!) and winds up fighting the evil gang who kidnaps her. Truly a “religious kung-fu love drama“ as its makers claim, but presented straightforward as hilariously cheap trash: as a result, every second of this film is surreal and mind-blowingly insane. One of the hidden gems of European genre fun in the new millennium.

Christoph Huber

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