THE STEEL BUTTERFLY
2012, Russia, 102 min.
about the film
  • Director
    Renat Davletyarov
  • Production
    Propeller Production
    Interfest
  • Producers
    Renat Davletyarov
    Alexander Kotelevsky
  • Cast
    Dasha Melnikova
    Anatoli Bely
    Darya Moroz
    Petr Vins
    Andrei Kazakov
    Yelena Galibina
    Viktor Nemets
    Maxim Dromashko
    Maria Naumova
    Semen Treskunov
    Dmitri Prishchepa
Khanin is a senior officer in a criminal investigation squad at one of Moscow’s regional police stations. He is about forty, single, without any savings, without promotion, and with almost no friends. The meaning of his life is work, in which he immerses himself. He does not notice that he gradually loses the most basic human feelings and is no longer able to empathize with his surroundings. An emergency governs the district when a serial murderer is going round. Khanin cannot predict his actions. Unexpectedly an orphan girl by the name of Plague comes to his aid. She is like Khanin in her indifference to the world around: there is nothing left in her soul but embitterment about the world. But the teamwork changes this: Khanin becomes a real friend for Plague, and she becomes the first person to whom Khanin cannot remain indifferent.