Mikhail Raskhodnikov («Elastiko»)
George Malkov, Vladimir Polyakov, Mikchail Kuchment, Daniil Makhort
Ivan Okhlobystin, Ilya Ryazanov, Rinal Mukhametov, Victoria Solovyova, Ian Tsapnik, Irina Pegova
Drama, 83 min, Russia, 2018
оriginal title VREMENNYE TRUDNOSTI language Russian
Release: summer- autumn 2018
When Alexander Kovalyov is born with cerebral palsy, his father decides that the only way to get his son to stand on his own two feet is to treat him as if he was perfectly healthy. To him, his son is not a disabled person – he merely has some “temporary difficulties”. Sasha is made to do everything, including housework, without any help from others. Despite struggling with crutches, his father sends him to a regular school, where he is mercilessly teased.
In time, Sasha learns to stand on his own two feet and starts walking independently. However, he never stops harboring resentment for the way he was raised. As soon as he graduates from school, Sasha leaves home and breaks off all contact with his father. Twelve years on, Sasha is a successful business coach who has rescued hundreds of businesses from collapse, often using radical methods. One day he is approached by a prospective client with an intriguing offer – one which will allow him to get back at his father...
Based on a true story.