10th HARD:LINE Film Festival: April 6th until April 9th 2023

Why Don't You Just Die!

Director: Kirill SokolovRussia 201895 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Ostentor CinemaSun. 29.09.201920:00Graduation film

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That is what it is about

Clear case: get in, smash the old man's head with a hammer and get out again. But when Matvey sits across from his father-in-law-to-be, he quickly realises that the ex-cop has smelled a rat... and somehow he can't do it to the nice mother either, spreading the bastard's brains all over the nice floor. One little move escalates things and the two dismember each other. No stone or bone is left unturned... until the doorbell rings.

What you should know

People often throw terms like "Tarantinoesque" at Kirill Sokolov's film, proving that they have understood nothing. Sokolov's film is a wild-eyed anarcho-study about a society in upheaval, a two-minute punk song with "Cannibal Corpse" lyrics, a punch in the face for all those who love beautiful cinema, squeaky-clean Russian humour paired with bloody beating choreography that will turn the stomach of even practised gore fans... Please watch and learn carefully, Mr Tarantino.
Original title: Papa, sdokhni
Rights holder: Alamode Filmdistribution / Pierrot Le Fou
Language: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde
Film Festivals: Cinepocalypse, Fantasia Film Festival, Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, What the Fest


Born in 1989, filmmaker Kirill Sokolov is a promising young talent. He completed his film studies in Moscow in 2015. In the following years, he wrote several screenplays and also produced music videos and commercials. With his debut film WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE! he achieved a surprise. Critics and fans alike quickly agreed: one wants to see more of this fresh bloodbath lust. Sokolov's influences range from Park Chan-Wook to Leone and Tarantino.
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