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OT: Arrhythmia

Boris Khlebnikov // Russian Federation, Finland, Germany, 2017
Fiction Feature // FF2017
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Oleg is approaching 30 and as a doctor spends his working life saving lives. He takes far less care of his own life, often drinking too much after exhausting shifts. The marriage to his wife Katya, who works in A&E, has more lows than highs. One day, she announces she wants a divorce. The only problem is that until Oleg finds a new place they will both have to get by together in their tiny apartment. With a mix of absurd humour and directorial meticulousness, the film examines the arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, of a tense relationship.


BORIS KHLEBNIKOV (*1972) is one of the most important directors in contemporary 33n cinema. His films Roads to Koktebel (2003), Free Floating (2006) and A Long and Happy Life (2013) were shown at major international festivals and won numerous prizes.




Fiction Feature



Russian Federation, Finland, Germany


116 min

OV with German subtitles

Boris Khlebnikov

Nataliia Meshchaninova, Boris Khlebnikov

Aleksandr Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva, Nikolay Shrayber, Maxim Lagashkin, Albina Tikhanova

Ruben Dishdishyan, Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hivarinen, Tony Valla, Eva Blondiau

Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev

Ivan Lebedev, Julia Batalova

Olga Khlebnikova

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