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This edition: Roads to Koktebel

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Episode Details

(2003/Russia, 105 min., color, drama, in Russian with English subtitles) Directors: Boris Khlebnikov and Alexei Popogrebsky. Cast: Igor Chernevich, Gleb Puskepalis, Vladimir Kucherenko. A widowed, unemployed engineer sets out on a journey with his 11-year-old son to reach his sister's house in Koktebel by the Black Sea. With no money or resources, the trip is beset with all sorts of detours that frustrate the son, eager to start a new life, while giving meaning to the father, especially after he meets and falls in love with a woman. Discussion guest: Ellen Chances, Princeton University.