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Date(s) - 13/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Political | Europe | Health | Drama | Morality

Oleg (Alexander Yatsenko) is a cynical paramedic who has no time for petty bureaucracy, frequently breaking rules so that he can save lives and provoking friction with a hospital hierarchy for which he has little respect. The pressures of the job are used as an excuse by to drink heavily once his shift is over, and Oleg appears oblivious to the damage this is doing to his marriage until his junior doctor wife Katya (Irina Gorbacheva) delivers an ultimatum. Khlebnikov’s superb, resonant medical drama depicts a reality health professionals endure around the world. Yatsenko gives a brilliant, everyman performance at the heart of the film, a role that won him the best actor prize at Karlovy Vary

Film Festival this year.

Director: Boris Khlebnikov
Producer(s): Ruben Dishdishyan, Sergey Selyanov
Screenwriter(s): Boris Khlebnikov, Natalya Meshchaninova
Main Cast: Galina Averyanova, Irina Gorbacheva, Polina Ilyukhina

Country: Russia, Finland, Germany
Languages: Russian (Subtitled)
Colour: Colour
Duration: 116 minutes

Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession