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You Become Responsible for What You Have Tamed (fest; 40 min)

You're responsible for the ones you tame - this statement seems to be an obvious truth. But do we understand what it means to tame, and how far our responsibility extends?

  • Andrew V Merkulov
  • Andrew V Merkulov
  • Andrew V Merkulov
  • Alina Kalina
    Key Cast
  • Georgy Shimonte
    Key Cast
  • Anastasia Nevrotova
    Key Cast
  • Regina Bybikova
    Key Cast
  • Andrew V Merkulov
    Key Cast
  • Vladimir Zaharov
    Key Cast
  • Maria Polyakova
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Student Project:
  • SENSUS Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    March 1, 2019
  • Pure Dreams XIX International Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    June 7, 2019
  • Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF)
    November 30, 2019
Director Biography - Andrew V Merkulov

Andrew V Merkulov, born on February 20 1984 in Irkutsk.
In 2011 defended his PhD dissertation in Economics.
Writer: 2018 – novel “Families” published.
Scriptwriter and film director: 5 short film, 1 feature film scripts written since 2017; 4 short films released.

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Director Statement

“You are responsible for the ones you have tamed” - a quote from a French classic that has been on our lips for almost a hundred years. But do we realize what it means? What does responsibility mean to a person in love with you whom you have loved back? What does responsibility to a pet that you brought into your life? What does responsibility mean to a person for whom you have become more than just a friend? Three stories -- a story of a young couple, meeting on their anniversary in a park; the fate of the kitten who was in the role of a man's gift; the story of a woman who has been caring for a lonely old man for five years and who is now forced to leave for another city. All these stories will reveal various ways to understanding this phrase.