DIRECTOR: ALEXEI PETRUKHIN
CAST: IRINA KUPCHENKO, ANNA CHURINA, ROSA HAIRULLINA, ANDREI MERZLIKIN, ALISA GREBENSHIKOVA
The unexpected silence of the school corridor is disturbed by a gun shot. An experienced high school teacher with a career spanning forty years’ of teaching history is surrounded by morally bankrupt, reckless and insulting teenagers who simply do not want to study. The tables are quickly turned when the teacher confiscates a gun brought into the class by one of the students. Having taken the students hostage, the teacher sets them an ultimatum: answer the history questions correctly and get out alive or … then the tables turn once again and the hostage taker becomes the hostage. This social drama turned thriller is fresh from winning the Best Picture award at the Vyborg Film Festival. Provocatively directed by Alexei Petrukhin (Viy in 3D) the film marks a welcome return to the big screen for the legendary actress Irina Kupchenko.