Time Out says

Sergei Bodrov Jr, the young star of his father's Prisoner of the Mountain and Alexei Balabanov's Brother, makes a confident stab at direction himself in this nicely observed tale of kids on the run in small town Russia. Thirteen-year-old rifle enthusiast Sveta and her half-sister Dina are targeted by their gangster father's erstwhile gang when, on release from prison, he fails to deliver the million roubles they claim he owes. Bodrov and co-scripter Gulshad Omarova enrich this staple situation with telling detail, both psychological and atmospheric. They develop the sisters' relationship with care and credibility, while avoiding dramatic over-emphasis through measured pacing and tone. Valery Martynov's camerawork is never dull and the performances, including a winning cameo by the director, are good. But the Russian rock soundtrack is indifferent.


Release details

85 mins

Cast and crew

Sergei Bodrov Jr
Sergei Bodrov Jr, Gulshad Omarova, Sergei Bodrov
Oksana Akinjshina
Katya Gorina
Andrei Krasko
Alexander Bashirov
Sergei Bodrov Jr
Roman Ageev
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