Ivan I. Tverdovsky



Russia, France, Lithuania, Ireland 2018
In Russian with English subtitles.
86 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Screenplay: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Cast: Denis Vlasenko, Anna Slyu, Danil Steklov, Pavel Chinarev, Vilma Kutavičiútë
Production: Natalia Mokritskaya, Uliana Savelieva, Mila Rozanova, Mike Downey, Samantha Taylor, Ieva Norvielene & Guillaume de Seille / New People Company, Film and Music Entertainment, UAB Tremore, Arizona Productions
Print Source: New Europe Film Sales

Dennis grew up in an orphanage, where his mother left him soon after his birth. He is a special boy, who due to a rare illness is immune to pain. This makes him popular among other boys, who take bets on how long he can endure cruel physical games. One day his mother turns up out of the blue and takes him to Moscow, where he becomes part of a gang that extracts money from wealthy people. Dennis becomes a “jumpman” – someone who jumps in front of cars to blackmail the drivers. Reunited with his mother, Dennis’ feels that this new life is a dream come true until one day… he starts feeling pain again.

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