Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps... See full summary »
That day Sergey Sobolev, police officer, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he's driving too fast and when he sees a boy ... See full summary »
A mother wants to reunite with her twin daughters. A young couple marry in church, but immediately after the ceremony, God - or maybe the Devil, or maybe Blind Fate - tests their love in ... See full summary »
Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. ... See full summary »
A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »
Dima Nikitin is an ordinary honest plumber who suddenly decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse.
Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student ... See full summary »
Adequacy is relative. Vitalik, the main character of the movie, seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks ... See full summary »
A family torn apart by internal strife, barely held together by the fair yet despotic aging father, but perhaps even more so, by the oh-so-commonplace Russian desperation stemming from lack of any choice in life.
The family crisis culminates at the grandfather's 100th anniversary party, just as spetznaz are closing in on the house seeking to finish off the eldest son - a mafia boss who happened to have had shady dealings in the past with a man recently promoted to a top position.
In the face of certain death, there is forgiveness, recklessness, heroism, but the sad truth is that it took a rain of bullets to finally unite the family for a few moments while they reach for to each other for that last embrace...
A very realistic movie, a very Russian one, with a little twist in the end that shreds the last remaining hope of a happier end.
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