Aleksey UCHITEL
Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ
Alekseï OUTCHITEL
Russia, 2013  
fiction
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Восьмерка

 

 Eight

 Huit

Other titles : Break loose
 
Directed by : Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MINDADZE (Александр МИНДАДЗЕ)
Cinematography : Yuri KLIMENKO (Юрий КЛИМЕНКО)
Companies : Rock Films
Film revenue in Russia : 0.2997 million dollars
 

Plot synopsis
Herman, Lykov, Shorokh, and Grekh are the best of friends. Having each done their service in the army, they now serve as operatives in OMON, the Russian special police force. By night, they troll the crime-ridden streets, looking for whatever exciting hidden in the dark. When a simple misunderstanding with the local mafia escalates into a bigger conflict, the friends prepare for war. To exacerbate matters, Herman has fallen in love with the mob boss's girl, Aglaya. He dreams of running away with her and starting a better life — but fears what would no doubt mean drastic consequences for his companions.(http://www.siff.com/mlisten/2012/ShowDetail.aspx?dicID=6807d95b-069b-4a40-8dc0-d97c9f835918&ID=5fc7035d-6343-4545-a4fa-03f7c8a6523b)
 

commentaries
Русь-восьмерка, Ольга КАСЬЯНОВА, Interview, seance.ru, 2014
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Shangai International Film Festival, Shangai (China), 2014
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2014
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2014
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2013