The Whaler Boy

Китобой

Russia, Poland, Belgium 2020
In Russian, English and Chukchi, with English subtitles
93 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Philipp Yuryev
Screenplay: Philipp Yuryev
Cast: Vladimir Onokhov, Kristina Asmus, Vladimir Lyubimtsev, Nikolay Tatato
Production: Aleksey Uchitel / Rock Films, Orka Film, Man’s Film Production
Print Source: Loco Films

Leshka lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait, which is located between Chukotka and Alaska and divides Russia from America. He is a teenager, and like most men in his village, he is a whale hunter who leads a very uneventful life out at the far edge of the world. But the internet’s recent arrival in Leshka’s village means the predominantly male population now gathers in a shed every evening to watch gorgeous girls thousands of kilometers away dance on the screen of a constantly buffering erotic webcam chat site.

For most of the guys, it's just a bit of fun, but Leshka takes it seriously. He encounters a beautiful girl on the chat site and falls in love with her. Leshka’s first love transforms him beyond recognition: he is now determined to find the camgirl in the real world, where a crazy journey awaits him.

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