Private Project


A Russian-speaking political refugee regularly plays the lottery in the hope of bringing his son to Germany. When the right numbers come, his past catches up with him.

  • Alina Yklymova
  • Alina Yklymova
  • Maite Bengsch
  • Lukas Reiter
  • Dr. Pavel Klering
    Key Cast
  • Janina Elkin
    Key Cast
  • Harry Schäfer
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    German, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, ALEXA ProRes 4:4:4
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Director Biography - Alina Yklymova

ALINA YKLYMOVA (born 1990 in Meiningen in the UDSSR) is originally from Turkmenistan. Besides her Motion Pictures (B.A.) and Leadership in the creative industries (M.A.) studies in Darmstadt, she worked for three years at the state broadcasting company Hessischer Rundfunk and gained a lot of experience in different areas of film and television production. Later she studied Directing at Filmarche e.V and worked independently in Berlin on various film and art projects. Since 2017 she has been studying Directing (Diploma) at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg.
Her stylistic focus has been investigating experimental approaches to the narrative structure.

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Director Statement

This film is based on the feeling my grandfather had when he was alive. He was very afraid of the regime he was escaping from, his feelings of guilt kept him busy and eventually made him feel even more lonely and finally he just repressed.