In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Inspired by actual events, this film tells the story of six childhood friends who paddled into the waves at Banzai Pipeline on the night of October 14, 2001 . . . Only five paddled back to ...
Forty-five year old Yekaterina Artemovna has a hard life. She lives in a small mining town where she works as a librarian and, like her only friend and colleague, rents a little room in a project. Yekaterina has difficulties making ends meet and sells off some of the library's books illegally in a nearby station. One day, a man with a strong sense of civic duty, wearing a naval uniform, returns one of these books to the library, apparently without recognizing it was Yekaterina who had actually sold him the book.
Twenty-three-year-old Kostya works for the Moscow subway as a train driver’s assistant. He goes for a check-up at the doctor’s and is told he has a serious heart condition. Filmed with an emphasis on introspection, this is an intimate portrait of a man who has yet to define his life values.
One thing is certain: Alexey can never pay for his father’s operation from his income as a pizza courier. Everything changes when the courier finds an envelope containing a Sim card. As soon as he activates it, Alexey gets instructions to do a dangerous yet lucrative job. Alexey doesn’t hesitate a moment.
A young truck driver from a small, nameless Russian town sets off on a spiritual journey that has no actual purpose and no verifiable destination, encountering lonely women and small time crooks along the way.