The kind, naive and lazy Evgeni and several of his comrades make their way from a Belarus village to Moscow in order to earn money. But the megapolis does not like his kind of people: it turns them into marginal groups. On the way an annoying criminal incident occurs: and Zhenia loses his money, his documents, and his fellow travellers. Trashed, plundered and intimidated, he is doomed to become yet another Moscow vagabond. But a miracle happens: the homeless man from the provinces is taken in by a Muscovite pensioner. The former engineer conquers Zhenia’s heart with his simplicity, sincerity and noble behaviour, and – above all – he removes the pathos from the struggle against the everyday nastiness of the Russian capital... A film about the good and the ridiculous, about people and about Russia.
- World Premiere – the Forum Programme, IFF Berlin 2009.
Cast: Evgeni Syty, Sergei Dreiden, Igor Chernevich, Anna Mikhalkova, Alexander Yatsenko, Nikita Emshanov
Directed by Boris Khlebnikov
Script: Alexander Rodionov
Producer: Roman Borisevich, Ruben Dishdishian
Movie in Russian.
Alexander Studio Group