To Live (2010 film)

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To Live
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Directed by Yuri Bykov
Written byYuri Bykov
Produced by Alexei Uchitel
Kira Saksaganskaya
StarringSergei Belyayev
Aleksei Komashko
Denis Shvedov
Sergey Sosnovsky
Konstantin Strelnikov
Vladislav Toldykov
Sergey Zharkov
CinematographyIvan Burlakov
Edited byYuri Bykov
Music byYuri Bykov
Distributed byRock Studios
Release dates
  • 3 November 2010 (2010-11-03)(Pegards de Russie)
  • 9 December 2010 (2010-12-09)
Running time
74 minutes

To Live (Russian : 'Жить', romanized: Zhit) is a 2010 Russian drama film written, directed by Yuri Bykov. [1] It is his debut film. [2] [3] It premiered at the Kinotavr Film Festival. [4]



In the Russian countryside, Mikhail is hunting when he encounters Andrey, a criminal who is running from three men who are trying to kill him. They are compelled to try to escape together, first in Mikhail's car, then on foot, while tension builds between them. [4]



Variety described the film as "[a]n impressively confident feature debut", while noting that it had been the subject of controversy due to the "onscreen death of an animal" (although the film's credits state that no animal was actually harmed). [4]

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