08.20  (2018)

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A philosophical adventure biopic, 08.20 is a contemporary story of a young Moscow photographer in search of meaning, contribution and purpose. He rejects a safe, well-fed and quiet future, ...See full summary »

Country France

Genre Drama, Adventure, Biography

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  • Country: France
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • 18 Jan 2018 (France)

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A philosophical adventure biopic, 08.20 is a contemporary story of a young Moscow photographer in search of meaning, contribution and purpose. He rejects a safe, well-fed and quiet future, then struggles to transcend his austere childhood. His goal: transform the surrounding Russian bleakness into vivid color photographs. To develop his artistic sensibility, a method: destroy the rational, the educated mind. Take risks, shoot heroin, experiment with sex and techno. His artworks grow, the Universe has his back. He dodges bullets, runs from cops and dupes his parents. To mature as a pro, he moves to Paris, the city of photography. Where he clashes with consumerism, post-modernism and the art establishment. So he amplifies the reckless habits, approaches the revelation... Until his new French girlfriend sways him towards comfort, ad shoots, money, health and family. Good fortune? Or a fatal mistake? Can he have it all? Or has he left the path of self-realization? Spanning 3 decades, th...

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Genres: Drama, Adventure, Biography

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Languages: English, French, Russian

Release Date: 18 Jan 2018 (France) See more

Filming Locations: Moscow, Russia See more