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MAJOR (THE)

That day Sergey Sobolev, police officer, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and when he sees a boy on a passage walk, it’s too late. The boy died, and now the major has only two options: go to prison or conceal his crime and stay free. 

Cannes International Film Festival, 2013
International Critics’ Week

Toronto International Film Festival, 2013
Contemporary World Cinema

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2013

Chicago International Film Festival, 2013

Shanghai International Film Festival, 2013
Best Film, Best Director
Artistic Achievement Award

Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2013

Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2013

Melbourne International Film Festival, 2013

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2013

Moscow International Film Festival, 2013

Stockholm International Film Festival, 2013

Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2014

Helsinki International Film Festival, 2013

Mumbai International Film Festival, 2013

Zurich International Film Festival, 2013

“Like an episode of The Shield transplanted to the snow-swept Russian countryside, writer-director Yuri Bykov’s The Major is a tense, handheld police thriller filled with scores of dirty cops, scenes of abrupt violence and a relentless, overriding sense of nastiness.”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER    

“The Major has a percussive drive and hardboiled swagger [...] in service of a sophisticated script."

VARIETY

“This electric crime drama should further build Russian multihyphenate Yuri Bykov’s reputation on the international circuit.”

VARIETY

Yuri Bykov
2013 | Russia | Action, Thriller | 99'