Countries: Russia, Latvia
Directed by: Alexey Uchitel
Written by: Alexander Gonorovsky
DOP: Yury Klimenko
Produced by: Rock Films
Cast: Yevgeny Tsyganov, Maryana Spivak, Paulina Andreeva
Music: Fyodor Zhuravlev
Art Director: Elena Zhukova, Olga Mikhailova
Runtime: 98 minutes
Theatrical release in Russia: November 2020
Budget: USD 2,1 million
World premiere: 36th Warsaw International Film Festival
It’s August, 1990 – and Pavel, a bus driver on a Latvian highway, kills the most famous rock star in the Soviet Union, Viktor Tsoi.
An ordinary man, Pavel always tried to do the right thing, never taken sharp turns. Never heard Tsoi’s songs, either.
Pavel will drive singer's body to Leningrad, since there's no one else to do the job. A party of mourners – Tsoi’s wife and her new boyfriend, Tsoi's mistress, his producer, his young son and an obsessed photographer - all accompany the body.
This is going to be a long trip, the perfect occasion for an agonising unravelling of love, jealousy, ambition, and greed.