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The Children of USSR

Directed by: Felix Gerchikov
96 Minutes, 2007, Drama; Romance

Slava and his friends, a group of young Russian immigrants, are out of place, frustrated and alone in the harsh setting of a small desert town in Southern Israel. Victor, an older immigrant who used to be a soccer coach, suggests they set up a soccer team to compete in the local tournament. The soccer field becomes their home away from home, the place where they can be themselves, and where they can prove their worth: to themselves, to each other, and most importantly, to the new world in which they find themselves.

See more about The Children of USSR at the Israel Film Center

Credits

Director: Felix Gerchikov

Producer: Mirit Tovi

Cast: Daniel Bruck

Cast: Salim Dau

Cast: Vitali Friedland

Cast: Vladimir Friedman

Cast: Tamara Klingon

Cast: Arthur Marchenko

Written by: Ayidin Ali-Zade

Written by: Felix Gerchikov

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Awards

Moscow International Film Festival

Eilat International Film Festival:*Best Film-Israeli Greenlight Project

Mizel Museum, Denver

Vienna Jewish Film Festival