The Box

A simple plant worker - a Man - loses his home after being fired from his job. He settles down in a box at a waste ground where he finds a dead body. The police arrest the Man and accuse him of murder. The Man does not plead himself guilty but the court does its best to prove him wrong. Even the Dead Body defends the Man but the officials, the police and the press make him admit his guilt.

  • Gezilda Lima
  • Alexandr Gerasimov
    Key Cast
  • Oleg Sokolov
    Key Cast
  • Yuriy Mergel
    Key Cast
  • Eduard Sazhin
    Key Cast
  • Igor Gor
    Key Cast
  • Anton Yaguarov
    Key Cast
  • Anton Baryshnikov
  • Maria Danilova
    Hello, I've Passed Away; New Summer at a Country House
  • Gezilda Lima
    Hello, I've Passed Away; New Summer at a Country House
  • Yury Babakhanov
    There is no Place for Snowmen Here; Naive Art; 36 Questions; The Woman
  • Egor Danilov
    Director of Photography
    The Guide, Princessita, Masque, The Loved Ones, The Granny
  • Alexandra Kamenkova
    First Assistant Director
    This is Me (3rd season); Here I Come; Ne Tvoy Drug - Garage
  • Taras Stasyuk
    Film Editor
    Dinner, Inevitability, Do You Dare
  • Angelina Ivanchey
    Production Designer
    There is no Place for Snowmen Here; Operation: Bride; Hello, I've Passed Away; Heirs
  • Raziya Salmanova
    Production Designer
  • Elen Zack
    Hard Days Night; Little Crane; New Summer at a Country House
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    29 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 26, 2019
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    Russian Federation
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    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Gezilda Lima

Born in Bahia, Brazil in 1957, Gezilda Lima has been living in Russia for the past 20 years. She is an economist, a journalist and a movie producer. She worked as a correspondent for Brazilian television in Russia from 2000 till 2014 as well as the editor-in-chief at Studio Ciryllica in 2017-2018.
The Box is her first short film as a director, in which she has conveyed her profound knowledge of human nature and her observations of life around us.

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Director Statement

It is common in Russia to hear that people in Brazil live in cardboard boxes. This alludes to the slum dwellers. Of course, it is always very pleasant for me to dialogue with the Russians explaining the true meaning of "favela" in Brazil. And it always leaves me with a bitter sense of social inequality, arbitrariness and unfairness to the most humble people.
Hence, in my travels around the world, I have noticed that this is a problem not only for Brazilians but for all low-income people wherever they live.
It is still worse to feel that these same wronged people are not always able to identify the causes of this lack of social justice.
All of this, coupled with my experience among workers, inspired me to show this face of society lightly and cheerfully in my movie “The Box”.