MOSCOW, December 7 .Senator Ivan Evstifeev at a plenary meeting of the Federation Council said what he thinks about the Russian series “The Boy’s Word. Blood on the Asphalt” released this fall.
According to him, this work by director Zhora Kryzhovnikov reflects the history of perestroika times, and also allows for discussion on topics related to that era.
“The series “The Boy’s Word” informs viewers about those times. In my opinion, it is good that films and series are being made in our country that make viewers think, argue and debate,” the parliamentarian noted.
Evstifeev admitted, that I looked at the released episodes and remembered other films that at one time caused a public outcry – “School”, “Brigade”, “Scarecrow”.
"This is the history of our country, whatever it may be, this is part of our life, this is a fact. The creators of the series remind those who knew this time and show those who did not know how it all happened, and our common task, of course, is to prevent this from happening again,” says Evstifeev.
The series “The Boy's Word. Blood on the Asphalt” tells the story of youth criminal gangs that flourished in the late 1980s. The main roles in it were played by Ruzil Minekaev, Leon Kemstach, Ivan Yankovsky, Sergei Burunov, Yulia Alexandrova, Anna Peresild and others.
The multi-family crime drama immediately after the premiere caused a public outcry. According to human rights activists, the creators of the project “romanticize banditry,” which can negatively affect the views of young people.
The members of the film crew themselves, as well as many viewers, do not agree with this.
So, recently screenwriter Andrei Zolotarev admitted that he and Zhora Kryzhovnikov were “interested” in this historical period, and they did not plan to “hype” on this topic.