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Ya ne vernus (2014)

A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in ... See full summary »


Yaroslava Pulinovich (script by) (as Jaroslava Pulinovich), Oleg Gaze (revisions by)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Polina Pushkaruk ... Anya
Vika Lobachova ... Kristina (as Victoria Lobacheva)
Andrey Astrakhantsev Andrey Astrakhantsev ... Andrey Lucius (as Andrey Astrahantsev)
Sergey Yatsenyuk Sergey Yatsenyuk ... Dima Morozov (as Sergej Jacenjuk)
Olga Belinskaya Olga Belinskaya ... Natalia Ivanovna (as Olga Belinskaja)
Sasha Lesnikova Sasha Lesnikova ... Andrey's Daughter
Yuriy Orlov Yuriy Orlov ... Investigator (as Jurij Orlov)
Galina Mochalova ... Kristina's Grandmother
Tatyana Zykova Tatyana Zykova ... Cat (as Tatiana Zykova)
Laina Sergeeva Laina Sergeeva ... Verka (as Liana Sergeeva)
Daria Gavrilova Daria Gavrilova ... Alena
Maria Shenceva Maria Shenceva ... Veronika
Aleksandr Peredkov Aleksandr Peredkov ... Policeman Mihail
Natalya Tretyakova Natalya Tretyakova ... Common Lady (as Natalia Tretjakova)
Irina Osnovina Irina Osnovina ... Medical Worker


A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in a orphanage without arousing any suspicion. There, she meets a 13 years old homeless person like herself, Kristina, and together they set out on a long journey to a small town in Kazakhstan, where Kristina's grandmother lives... Written by Anonymous

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According to producer Natalya Drozd, it took the filmmakers very long to look for a director until they found Ilmar Raag. The latter previously claimed he would only make films based on his own scripts, but liked the script by Yaroslava Pulinovich, especially the finale, so much that he changed his mind. See more »


Music by Evgeny Zhdano
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A funny-sad road movie that lingers in the mind
30 May 2014 | by besserglikSee all my reviews

I saw this in the Cannes market two weeks ago and it has lingered in my mind as one of the better offerings at the festival as a whole. It appears at first to be a gritty piece of social realism in the manner of Ken Loach but gradually evolves, adding touches of humour and wistful fantasy as the protagonists break out of their urban environment and settle into a road-movie routine. A late plot development introduces a blast of harsh reality and paves the way to a bitter-sweet conclusion. Polina Pushkaruk is excellent as Anya, the young woman determined to put her past behind her, and Vika Lobacheva utterly charming as the 13-year-old who plays on her heart-strings. This is accomplished filmmaking, and Ilmar Raag is clearly not a newcomer on the scene. He does not appear to have established himself as a name in the West, but hopefully I Won't Come Back is a first step towards changing that.

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Russian | Kazakh

Release Date:

1 March 2014 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Not Coming Back See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Petersburg, Russia See more »


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EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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