The Bull

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The Bull (Byk)

Directed by Boris Akopov

  • Russia 2019; 99 min
  • Original version: Russian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Grand Prix (East of the West Competition) - Karlovy Vary IFF


At the end of the 1990s Russia is finding it tough to get back on its feet after the breakup of the USSR – the country is ravaged by economic and moral decay, a fact reflected in the proliferation of local criminal gangs. The leader of one such group, a young guy known as the Bull, ends up at the police station after a scuffle with a rival mob. He only manages to avoid prison thanks to the intervention of a feared mafia boss, who nevertheless asks him to pull off a risky job in return.



    Alexandra Chernenko 


    Lala Rustamova