In the near future where the world seems to be perfect, a model citizen commits an act that could ruin his life. Having become an outcast, he must now make the most crucial choice of his life. A choice between two women. Between his marriage and a long-lost love. Between the familiarly of a comfortable life and an unknown, frightening future.

  • Ilya Shagalov
  • Dmitriy Konstantinov
  • Sabina Eremeeva
    Acid, Betrayal, Travelling with pets
  • Aleksey Filimonov
    Key Cast
  • Darya Ursulyak
    Key Cast
  • Nikita Elenev
    Key Cast
  • Aleksey Kravchenko
    Key Cast
    "The Judge"
  • Anna Kotova
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 33 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
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    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Ilya Shagalov

Born in 1986 in the city of Krasnodar, Russia. In 2008 he graduated from the acting school of Krasnodar State University of Culture and the Arts. In 2012 he graduated from the theatre directing program which was led by the famous theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov at The Moscow Art Theatre School. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Gogol Centre (Moscow, Russia) where he worked as a video installation artist on many stage productions including The Midsummer Night's Dream, The Hunting of the Snark, the Machine Müller etc. He also worked for Kirill Serebrennikov as his assistant director on the stage productions of Woyzeck (at the Latvian National Theater) and the opera Salome (at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Germany). He did collaborative projects with the Meyerhold Theater and Cultural Center, the Theatre of Nations and the Shchusev Museum of Architecture in Moscow, and also with the Vene Teater (Tallinn), Die Schaubühne (Berlin), and the Théâtre des Deux Rives (Rouen). Ilya Shagalov is the co-author and stage director of the documental opera Die Einfachen written by the composer Sergey Nevsky and first performed at the ECLAT Festival Neue Musik Stuttgart in 2021. He also directed the Internet version of the theatrical production Fairies originally directed by David Bobée. Aquarium is the first full-length feature film made by Ilya Shagalov.

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