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Save the Human

Feature | Russia | 97 min
  • Roman Khrushch
  • Roman Khrushch
  • Leonid Litvak
  • Stanislav Riadinskiy Dmitriy Podnozov Irina Savitskova Iliya Shcherbinin Klaudia Korshunova Alexander Korshunov

Based on the Russian classic Mikhail Lermontov novel “The Hero of Our Time”. All events shown as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero, as a series of irrevocable mistakes and interpreted anew: it is either reconsideration or repentance. Recollections make main hero torment himself over his own past pretenses that seem ridicules now agonize and despair over his perfect indifference to everything except himself, see the horrible aspect of killing his friend, a greenhorn and a show-off. The final action of an intelligent and outstanding man is judging oneself without mercy.