The Elephant

  • Screenplay: Alexander Dorbinyan, Vladimir Karabanov
  • Directed by: Vladimir Karabanov
  • Cast: Sergey Shnurov, Anastasiya Bagrova, Ivan Zhidkov, Irina Shevchuk, Alexander Adabashyan
  • Country: Russia
  • Year: 2011
  • Genre: road movie, suspense melodrama
  • Runtime: 88
  • Language: Russian


This is a story about a mature truck driver by the name of Zarezin who has been around block more than a few times. He is given the unusual assignment of transpor-ting an elephant to the slaughterhouse. An elephant named Bodhi has a bad heart. The Circus is leaving for a tour to Paris and due to the lack of funds is leaving the elephant behind to be put down. Zarezin is trying to save the elephant as well as save himself. He is taking the truck to a far away village where a while ago he left his wife and son behind.


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