20 October 2015, Tuesday, 19:02
UFA, 20 October 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Igor Saveliev/. In Russia "Clinch"- a famous film debut by the theatre director and actor Sergei Puskepalis staged on the play by Alexei Slapovsky is released. The international premiere of the film took place in the summer at the film festival in Yerevan, and screening in Russian cinemas starts on October 22. According to the director, a theatrical production in Ufa has become a fundamental principle of the film.
Sergei Puskepalis staged the play "Clinch" at the National Youth Theatre of Bashkortostan more than ten years ago — in December 2004. Now, answering the question of «Nezavisimaya Gazeta», the director named the appeal to the same material as "risk optimization". "I would like to understand what will happen to the public, whether the material is important to people. That is why the success, the reaction of the audience, which has already been experienced, so as “tested” by me in Ufa, played a significant role in selection of materials to offer producers", said Puskepalis.
The "Clinch" genre is defined as a thriller. The lead — a school teacher Vitaly Borisovich, "a lived-in, serious man" was played by the popular actor Alexei Serebryakov. A critic of the «Rossiyskaya Gazeta» finds in the film associations with the recent scandal in the United States where a school teacher was accused of minors sexual seduction.