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Papers, Please: The Short Film (2018)

An official adaptation of the award winning game "Papers, Please" by Lucas Pope.


Nikita Ordynskiy




Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Cygankova Victoria Cygankova ... Ivana Robinsky
Antonina Kravcova Antonina Kravcova ... Eliza
Mikhail Panyukov Mikhail Panyukov ... Issac Robinsky
Igor Savochkin Igor Savochkin ... Inspector
Evgeni Tokarev Evgeni Tokarev ... Sergiu
Arseniy Bondar Arseniy Bondar ... Background (credit only)
Pavel Borchenko Pavel Borchenko ... Background (credit only)
Ekaterina Finevich Ekaterina Finevich ... Background (credit only)
Nikita Ignatov Nikita Ignatov ... Background (credit only)
Dmitry Lesnykh Dmitry Lesnykh ... Background (credit only)
Pavel Levin Pavel Levin ... Background (credit only)
Anatoliy Menshchikov Anatoliy Menshchikov ... Background (credit only)
Ilia Shubochkin Ilia Shubochkin ... Background (credit only)
Liliya Tkach Liliya Tkach ... Background (credit only)
Vladimir Voznesenskiy Vladimir Voznesenskiy ... Background (credit only)


The game Papers, please was the discovery of 2013, at least when it comes to independent titles, and its interesting, cold-war climate from behind the eastern part of the Iron Curtain has now been transferred to another medium. A group of filmmakers, in cooperation with the creator of the game, Lucas Pop, created a short film showing the hard life of a border guard in a fictional Arstotzka. Nikita and Liliya Ordynskiy worked on the film. The main character is an employee of one of the fictitious, totalitarian countries of the Eastern Bloc. His task is to check documents of people trying to cross the border and decide who will be able to receive this honor. His work is made difficult not only by paperwork, but also by his own conscience.

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Release Date:

24 February 2018 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ваши документы See more »


Box Office


€1 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kinodom See more »
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Technical Specs



Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Cobrastan passport can be seen, followed shortly by the name Jorji Costova. Jorji is a recurring character in the game, who at one point gives the player character a passport for the fake country of Cobrastan. See more »


Remake of Papers, Please (2013) See more »

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The Most Accurate Video Game Movie
3 March 2018 | by sitesurferSee all my reviews

This is simply the most accurately portrayed video game movie I have ever seen. I feel that this movie captures the feel of the game and touches on the subjects in the game better than any other. Although short, this film is an interesting watch whether you've played the game or not. I highly recommend giving it a watch. It's both short and free, so why not?

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