Four stories of young men’s encounters with army recruitment commissions. Ardent pacifist Roman is sent through a series of humiliating court trials. Losha and Viktor endure long and condescending deliberations that undermine their personalities. Finally, LGBT movement veteran, Johnny is bluntly rebuked and handcuffed. All are put to test by a bureaucratic machine that doesn’t sympathize with those who dispute the purposiveness of military service. A sneak peak into what it really means to stand up for one’s beliefs in a re-militarized society that punishes conscientious objection under criminal law.
|country:||Poland, Russian Federation|
|sales agent:||ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution (RU)|
|directed by:||Tatyana Chistova|
|cinematography by:||Maria Falileeva, Aleksey Strelov, Mansur Yumagulov, Omari Zverkov|
|film editing:||Tatyana Chistova|
|producer:||Tatyana Chistova, Maria Chuprinskaia, Maciek Hamela, Vlad Ketkovich|
|production:||Impakt Film, Ethnofund (RU)|