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Absconded – Young Russians on the Run

(Abgetaucht – Junge Russen auf der Flucht)



Plzeň Library – Polan's hall, Bedřicha Smetany 13, Plzeň
Brno University Cinema Scala, Moravské náměstí 3, Brno
Praha Bio Oko, Františka Křížka 460/15, Praha 7
Ann Winzer, Director
Opava Klub Art, Ostrožná 46 (vstup z ul. Beethovenova), Opava
Assistance Dog
Brno Kino Art (Small screening hall), Cihlářská 19, Brno
Znojmo Kino Svět, Havlíčkova 968/7, Znojmo
Olomouc Art Rubikon, Dobnerova 1375/24a, Olomouc
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Assistance Dog
Rožnov pod Radhoštěm KinoKavárna Vrátnice, 1. máje 1000, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Ostrava Minikino, Kostelní 2572/3, Ostrava
Praha Světozor Cinema – large hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Makar Diakonov, Every Human Being
Olomouc CMTF Hall, Univerzitní 244/22, Olomouc
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Assistance Dog
Roztoky u Prahy Vratislavka café, Kroupka 38, Roztoky
Police nad Metují Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují
Mladá Boleslav Kavárna V břiše velryby, Nám. Míru 1387 (Havelský park), Mladá Boleslav

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About the film

Egor lives in Irkutsk, Russia, loves ice diving, and is an active proponent of conserving Siberian nature on social media. But with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, his life will change radically.

What was it like in Russia during the first days after the invasion of Ukraine? What happens to those who express disagreement with the current situation? While Egor takes a stand against the war, Putin’s regime imposes severe punishments for any form of resistance. Egor’s thousands of followers on social media give him a platform to speak, but this also places him in the crosshairs of the security forces. The only alternative to prison seems to be to flee the country. Egor’s story is of a Russian citizen caught in a system that employs ingenious means to silence the truth. It shows the second front of the Russian war: in addition to the Ukrainian one, there is also the fight against its own citizens who will not readily submit to the regime’s arbitrary rule.


Absconded – Young Russians on the Run

Original Title

Abgetaucht – Junge Russen auf der Flucht

Original Language



English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin



53 min.


Children and Youth, Dictatorships, Missuse of Power

Ann Winzer
Ann Winzer

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