Starring the eponymous real-life Roma boxer Peter ‘Koza’ Baláž, who competed for Slovakia in the 1996 Olympics, this raw but seductive film blurs the lines between biography and fiction.

Koza (which translates as Goat), is out of shape and lives in chronic poverty, but is forced to step back into the ring to earn enough money for his girlfriend’s abortion, or to change her mind. He and his crooked manager embark on an ill-advised tour through harsh winter landscapes, arranging fights where success seems impossible and yet is never forfeited.