HELP GONE MAD
2009, Russia, 118 min.
about the film
  • Director
    Boris Khlebnikov
  • Production
    “Koktebel”
    with participation from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • Producers
    Roman Borisevich
    Ruben Dishdishian
  • Cast
    Evgeni Syty
    Sergei Dreiden
    Igor Chernevich
    Anna Mikhalkova
    Alexander Yatsenko
    Nikita Emshanov
    Alexander Oblasov
    Kirill Kiaro
Comedy. 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.