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Time Time96 mins
LanguageRussian
Warning Sexual violence, violence
Tough Kids
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A former athlete leads a sports summer camp for troubled teens in this drama from Dinara Asanova. Famed for her use of improvisation, Asanova uses this chronicle of a summer to investigate the paradoxical vulnerability of these supposedly “tough” outsiders. Incisive and touching, the film dares to treat the marginalised with empathy. Too challenging for the censors, the film was shelved and only eventually released after Asanova’s tragic death.

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Awards and Festivals
1983
Award Laurel
Winner
Director’s Prize
USSR State Prize
1984
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Film
All-Union Film Festival
Cast and Crew