The battle


Director: Anar Abbasov

Screen Play by: Anar Abbasov Oleg Denisov Andrey Kureychik

Director of Photography: Alexander Demyanenko

Art-director: Asya Davydova Elena Zhukova

Costume designer: Asya Belova Polina Grechko

Make-up artist: Marina Mikhnevich

Sound Director: Oleg Petrenkin

Composer: Alexey Razumov Elman Ragimov

Editor: Alexander Amirov

Starring: Rinal Mukhametov Anna Isaeva Ekaterina Kukui Ilya Antonenko Igor Mirkurbanov Vitaly Kovalenko Anfisa Semina Alla Emintseva Artem Karpov

Producer: Alexei Uchitel Kira Saksaganskaya

Production: ROK, a creative and production association; sponsored by: Culture Ministry of the Russian Federation and Federal Fund for Economic and social support of the Russian Cinematography

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Drama

Time: 85 minutes


The dreams of street dancer Anton to win over the dance world are crushed when an accidental injury plunges him into a world of silence. Having lost his ability to hear, Anton loses his reason to live as well. But it is exactly at this difficult time that he meets his true love and finds his vocation. His passion for dancing cannot be erased and deafness does not defy him. Anton learns to listen to the music that comes from the inside and starts to teach dancing to kids with hearing impairments. He prepares a unique act and takes great risks joining his former team with deaf kids for this new dance. The Russian tournament has never seen anything like that; it is a triumph and flawless victory that enables Anton and his team to take part in the World Championship. But the main prize for the protagonist turns out to be the day he hears the sound of his beloved girlfriend’s voice for the first time.