Going AWOL

A group of first-year naval cadets find out that one of their number, Sasha Stork, is turning eighteen. The guys insist on buying alcohol despite Sasha’s fears that it might end badly.

  • Sergey Tselikov
  • Sergey Tselikov
  • Sergey Tselikov
  • Vlad Kuznetsov
    Key Cast
  • Alexandr Gorodisskiy
    Key Cast
  • Boris Polushev
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Строгий выговор
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Distribution Information
  • Leto Studio
    Country: Russian Federation
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sergey Tselikov

Before going to film school, Sergey Tselikov spent four years at the Naval Academy in St Petersburg. From being a teenager, the director knew that he needed something other than just office routine. This helped to define many aspects of his life as a young man. The attractions of life at sea and the chance to see the world were all part of a journey of self-discovery. Sergey tried his hand at various art forms before deciding to become a director. According to Sergey, nothing had ever fascinated him so much as the possibility of telling a story using the language of cinema, filming and thinking through how to stage a scene. As a result, in his fifth year of studies, Sergey decided on a change of course. He quit the Naval Academy and enrolled in the Directing Faculty at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.

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Director Statement

My memories of the years I spent as a cadet are very dear to me. When I quit the Academy in my fifth year, everyone wanted to know whether I regretted losing those years. But I always say I don’t regret a thing, as I wouldn’t have become the person I am if I hadn’t studied at the Naval Academy. That’s where I believe my personality took shape.