The Major

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The Major

Directed by Yury Bykov

  • Russia 2013; 99 min
  • Original version: Russian
  • Genre: Drama
    • Special Prize for Best Director - Cottbus FF
    • Best Director - Bratislava IFF

  • Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema


On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who dies. Now the major has only two options: go to prison or conceal the crime. Sobolev decides to compromise with his conscience and calls on a colleague to help him out. But the case turns out to be messy and when Sobolev finally changes his mind and tries to make up for his deed, it’s already too late…




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