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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:
Igor Savochkin ... Inspector
Evgeni Tokarev Evgeni Tokarev ... Sergiu (as Evgeniy Tokarev)
Viktoriya Tsygankova Viktoriya Tsygankova ... Ivana Robinsky (as Victoria Tsygankova)
Dmitry Lysenko Dmitry Lysenko ... Mariusz Kwasek
Antonina Kravtsova Antonina Kravtsova ... Elisa Katsenja
Mikhail Panyukov Mikhail Panyukov ... Issac Robinsky (as Mikhail Panukov)
Ekaterina Finevich Ekaterina Finevich ... Woman at Checkpoint
Dmitry Lesnykh Dmitry Lesnykh ... Man at Checkpoint
Liliya Tkach Liliya Tkach ... Woman at Checkpoint
Vladimir Voznesenskiy Vladimir Voznesenskiy ... Man at Checkpoint
Pavel Borchenko Pavel Borchenko ... Background
Nikita Ordynskiy Nikita Ordynskiy ... Man at Checkpoint
Ilya Shubochkin ... Man at Checkpoint (as Ilia Shubochkin)
Anatoliy Menshchikov Anatoliy Menshchikov ... Man at Checkpoint (as Anatoliy Menshikov)
Pavel Levin Pavel Levin ... Background


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


Remake of Papers, Please (2013) See more »

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Some may call it a 'masterpiece' and for a good reason!
25 February 2018 | by onegamesmasterSee all my reviews

I just watched this twice, for free, on Steam. In 9 minutes this made me feel more than a 2 hour long movie from Hollywood. It really shines in every aspect ranging from acting to presentation of the dystopian world.

It is a must watch for any movie lover. Can't say more than that. Go watch it and if you really like it, buy the game. I bet that in the near future we will get a full motion picture because of this little masterpiece. Totally recommended!

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24 February 2018 (Russia) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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