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Initially, I planned to shoot a documentary about my aunt's journey from Kazakhstan to Russia, to the grave of her grandfather, who died in the Second World War. But when I arrived at the shooting in Petropavlovsk (Kazakhstan) in 2016, I saw her son, my cousin Sasha, with whom we had not communicated for several years. Sasha was a heroin addict. With his appearance in the frame, the focus of my film has shifted. I have followed his life for four years and this is his story.
A story about the life of drug addicts in Kazakhstan and Russia, about their relatives, their struggle, about the difficulties they have to overcome in order to change their lives.

  • Пётр Маркичев
    Director
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  • Денис Ковалёв
    Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Шаг
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Kazakhstan
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Пётр Маркичев, Денис Ковалёв

I have graduated VGIK (the cinematography faculty) in 2012, since that i worked as DOP or 1st assistant on russian series and films, also i try to make independent documentary movies about social issues as well as experimental and avant-garde cinema, this is my attempt to look into the more ephemeral and imperceptible matter of the world around me. (Peter Markichev)

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