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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)

Geograf globus propil (original title)
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The ordinary troubles of the ordinary teacher in the ordinary class during the ordinary midlife crisis.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Viktor Sluzhkin
Elena Lyadova ... Nadya
Aleksandr Robak ... Maksim Budkin
Evgenia Brik ... Kira Valeryevna (as Evgeniya Brik)
Anna Ukolova Anna Ukolova ... Vetka
Agrippina Steklova ... Roza Borisovna
Evgeniya Kregzhde Evgeniya Kregzhde ... Sashenka
Maksim Lagashkin ... Policeman Kolesnikov
Anfisa Chernykh Anfisa Chernykh ... Masha Bolshakova
Anastasiya Zolotko Anastasiya Zolotko ... Tata, Sluzhkin's Daughter
Victor Uzun Victor Uzun ... Headmaster
Ilya Korkordinov Ilya Korkordinov ... Shurup, Vetka's Son
Andrei Prytkov Andrei Prytkov ... Gradusov
Ilya Ilinykh Ilya Ilinykh ... Lyosha Ovechkin
Natalya Batuyeva Natalya Batuyeva ... Mitrofanova


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 and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the students immediately dub Sluzhkin, attempts to escape from the grueling, dull, stultifying reality of Russia's provincial life in a rafting tour to the Urals. Accompanied by wild, adventure-seeking adolescents, faced with the numerous grim surprises of the nature, Geographer is poised to find himself and his own truth. Written by Haifa Film Festival

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Release Date:

7 November 2013 (Russia) See more »

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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away See more »

Filming Locations:

Perm, Russia


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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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My rating: 9
9 February 2015 | by kekcaSee all my reviews

The film was a surprise. Large and pleasant. It is in part like the movies about teachers that educate rebellious students, but the story exceeds and reveals the need for us to be masters of our own lives.

But when it comes to man with a good soul who does not intrude its existence to anyone, then it becomes more complicated. At the same time the vices are superimposed, the burden of the past and the passion.

Highly entertaining, innovative in the way of shooting, the film tells of life's journey which is not only out in the world but also within ourselves. And only when we get to the spring within us, then we can go down the river and go beyond us. As young people the adults need help and guidance. Everyone need to survive the inclinations in order to establish his life. As for the adults it is still difficult, what is for the young who suffer from the scourge of the "porn, drugs and alcohol", living an empty life with banal jokes? Response to this question is not entirely situated in the movie, you have to look around you for it, constantly. The answer is in the constant shaking of life's swing between freedom and responsibility, love and independence, good and material.

Watch this movie!


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