Third-class Travel

Third-class travel

A documentary that recounts the lives of passengers traveling on the longest railway route in the world. The director tells the stories and fortunes of ordinary Russians met by chance on the Moscow-Vladivostok train. The endless journey is a metaphor of the country in perpetual motion, while the passengers’ stories form a social portrait of contemporary Russian society.

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80 minutes


Full HD, Color


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Rodion Ismailov

Rodion Ismailov was born in Azerbaijan. In 1998 he graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Cinematography and Television, where he specialized in film-directing.