Tigar (1978)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Yugoslavia  |  
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In this tragicomedy, an aging pro boxer, never a champion, is encouraged by his wife to quit this non-lucrative field and earn more money for her to spend. He agrees to fight a final bout and retire. His manager secretly improves his odds of winning the final fight by arranging for a woman to visit his opponent the night before. Despite his sacrifice, his wife leaves him anyway for a rich man. Nothing daunted, he goes on to work at a number of odd jobs. One evening, while working as a night watchman, he catches a young man in the act of robbing a store but lets him go. Sometime later, the two strike up an acquaintance that develops into friendship, and the old boxer is briefly drawn into a life of petty thievery.

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abandonment, boxing, night-watchman, poverty, retirement, robbery, slice-of-life