August 1941. the frontline has shifted eastward. Three Soviet war prisoners are able to escape. They have nowhere to go. They are surrounded by the enemy. But in the village they meet an old man. Who is he? Is he an enemy? Is he on their side? He has power over their fate. They can be killed. They can be handed over to the command base. However, one of the three runaways is his son, his youngest. His beloved son. A sniper.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Dmitriy Meskhiev

Written by: Valentin Chernykh

Cinematography: Sergey Machilskiy

Editing: Marina Vasilyeva

Original Score: Svyatoslav Kurashov

Cast: Sergey Garmash (Security officer), Mikhail Evlanov (Sniper), Bogdan Stupka (Old man), Konstantin Khabenskiy (Intelligence officer)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2004
  • Feature Film Selection 2004