THIRST
2013, Russia, 102 min., 18+
about the film
  • Director
    Dmitri Tiurin
  • Production
    Russian World Studios
  • Producer
    Yuri Sapronov
  • Cast
    Mikhail Grubov
    Roman Kurtsyn
    Sergei Lavygin
    Alexei Guskov
    Anna Banshchikova
    Svetlana Smirnova-Martsinkevich
    Gosha Soloviev
Screen adaptation of the novella “Thirst” by Andrei Gelasimov. Kostya’s life is divided into two parts: before Chechnya and after. And it’s not at all about the war, but during the last fi ght he suffered serious burns in his tank. His friends rescued him, pulling him from the tank, and the doctors saved his life. But there’s nothing left in Kostya’s life: there’s just him and his disfi gured appearance. Now he lives alone, quenches his thirst with vodka and makes drawings. Kostya is afraid of the world outside, as much as the world is afraid of him. With the disappearance of his army friend Sergei a strange mechanism is set in motion, thanks to which Kostya restores his life. Together with his friends he launches a search for his comrade. He sorts out his relationship with the father, who abandoned him when he was a child. He understands that he is still needed in this world. And his irrepressible desire to live fi nds expression in his drawings.