- year : 2022
- country : Russia
- timing : 53:34'
- genre : documentary
- producer : Julia Byba
- screenwriter and producer : Denis Lebedev,Julia Byba
- operator : Ivan Eremeev,Sergey Petriga,Artem Mezhenny
- sound engineer : Alexey Bataev
- mounting : Nikita Vasiliev
- cast : Alexander Shlemenko, Vitalina Batsarashkina, Alexander Burkov, Alyona Shlemenko, Pavel Shlemenko, Ivan Kolesnik, Alexander Chizhkov, Olesya Chizhkova, Timerkhan Husniarov, Angelina Husniarova, Amirkhan Husniarov, Kristina Husniarova, Yaroslav Toporov, Anton Toporov, Azat Bulanov, Andrey Koreshkov
Alexander “The Storm” Shlemenko is the world champion in mixed martial arts (MMA), and one of the 10 strongest fighters of the 21st century according to Sports.ru. Having the opportunity to live anywhere in the world, he chooses not to reside in sunny California, where he trained for many years. The Siberian fighters chooses to live in Omsk, in the very place where he was born. He chooses family values, chooses to support children's sports. It has been several years now that “Storm” created a unique, custom sports school in Omsk. In this school he raised several world champions, including 4 youth champions. To be deep, thoughtful, responsible... This film helps us to see the world of mixed martial arts from a different perspective and makes you think about the meaning of life.
I wanted to show a person who far greater, far deeper than just a regular fighter.
For the MMA world champion Alexander Shlemenko, sports have become the foundation of his entire life, sports shaped his life philosophy, his masculine character. A bright, multifaceted, versatile personality, Shlemenko - by example - shows us how much a famous person can do to change the world around us.
Of the 75 fights, a record 69 victories. The won titles for him are an opportunity to be heard, to have a credibility in order to bring maximum benefits - first and foremost - to his “small homeland” in Siberia. To be smart, decent, responsible: the main goal for Shlemenko is to teach the boys in his school to win not only in sports, but also to win in life.
And of course, we will see the traditional family values, will witness the beautiful and touching relationships in the family. This is the best example of how much genuine love and support of loved ones can do for achieving true success in life.
ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:
Julia Byba was born on 19.04.1976 in Shchekino, Tula region, Russia. Candidate of Political Sciences (dissertation on "The Image of the modern Russian state: the state and prospects of formation", 2008).
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