Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 16 (Interview with Marko Zaror)

A Conversation with Marko Zaror

by Christopher M. Rzigalinski

On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast, I’m talking with Marko Zaror about his role in film Savage Dog. The film is written and directed by Jesse V. Johnson and produced in association with our good friends XLrator Media. It stars Scott Adkins in the origin story of the myth that gives itself to the title. Set in Indochina at an anarchic moment in 1959, the story takes place after the French military had left the area and a few years before the American presence during the Vietnam War. The region is filled with Vietnamese warlords and European war criminals avoiding prosecution in the wake of both World War II and the Korean War. Scott Adkins plays “Martin Tillman,” a former-champion boxer that ends up stuck competing in an underground fighting ring, battling for his life. That’s until he’s forced on a journey of revenge. Marko Zaror plays “Rastignac,” the man responsible for destroying Martin’s last vestiges of hope.

I was thrilled to chat with Marko. We talked about his early life growing up in Chile, how Bruce Lee inspired him to become a martial artist, and how he uses social media to inspire others. Hearing how driven Marko is made me reflect on my own practices. I’ve been a huge proponent of fitness for over a decade now. Every morning I try to get in about 1 to 2 hours of exercise. But by no means am I as thorough as I could be. Plus, it all comes down to the fuel you put in your body. My weakness for peanut butter isn’t doing me any favors, especially if it’s married to chocolate. Peanut butter cups are my are my kryptonite. But after talking with Marko I really had to ask myself why I wasn’t more committed to the investment of my body. I’m happy to report that I’ve been trying to be more conscious of my intake over the past two weeks. I hope you’ll be inspired, too. So sit back, relax, and check out my conversation with Marko Zaror.

You can follow Marko on Instagram at @markozaror, and make sure to check out Savage Dog when it hits theaters on August 4th, and when it hits On Demand and iTunes on August 8th. Savage Dog earns 4.5 out of 5 hairpieces for the way it generates unwavering suspense, and also for its powerhouse performances by Marko Zaror and Scott Adkins. The intensity that both men bring to their roles would make Jean Claude Van Damme blush.



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