Russia, 2018, 100mn 
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Папа, сдохни


 Why Don't You Just Die !

 Why Don't You Just Die ! (Crève, papa!)

Directed by : Kirill SOKOLOV (Кирилл СОКОЛОВ)
Writing credits : Kirill SOKOLOV (Кирилл СОКОЛОВ)
Vitali KHAEV (Виталий ХАЕВ)
Aleksandr_6 KUZNETSOV (Александр_6 КУЗНЕЦОВ)
Yevgeniya KREGZHDE (Евгения КРЕГЖДЕ)
Mikhail GOREVOY (Михаил ГОРЕВОЙ)
Aleksandr DOMOGAROV jr. (Александр ДОМОГАРОВ мл,)
Cinematography : Dmitry ULYUKAEV (Дмитрий УЛЮКАЕВ)
Production design : Viktor ZUDIN (Виктор ЗУДИН)
Editing : Kirill SOKOLOV (Кирилл СОКОЛОВ)
Produced by : Sofiko KIKNAVELIDZE (Софико КИКНАВЕЛИДЗЕ)
Companies : Кинокомпания «Белое Зеркало» / Société "Le Miroir Blanc"
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0414 million dollars
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2020-03-13, Site

Awards :
First prize Paris International Fantastic Film Festival : PIFFF, Paris (France), 2019

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Arrow Video. 2020. Titre : Why Don't You Just Die ?

Plot synopsis
Believe me, you have been waiting for a film like this to be on the PÖFF Competition Programme for a long time. And even more so from Russia. And what a title. A slasher akin to an electric shock, the straightforward and boldfaced B-film aesthetics of which could well make the big name of this genre, Quention Tarantno himself, green with envy. This is a ‘hammer straight on the head between the eyes’ brutal bloodbath in which 29-year-old director Kirill Sokolov does not hold back in anything. And quite rightly so, why should he? The film takes place practically within one dwelling and starts as any other ‘normal’ film. At the request of his girlfriend, a young man turns up at the doorstep of her father one night. The girl asks him to kill her father, but her motives remain unclear. What happens next in this satirical comedy, you will have to find out at the cinema. The film unrolls into a spectacle characteristic of a proper splatter, something similar to the midnight hit of the previous PÖFF, “Revenge”, where the viewers are proverbially doused in buckets of blood and gore to which there seems to be no end. And it’s not disgusting – it’s bloody funny! However, jokes aside, “Why Don’t You Just Die” is actually a lot more than antics and escapades. Parallels can for instance be drawn to Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless”, albeit in a different key. The Best Film Award from the Vyborg Film Festival may well have caused mumbles of envy at the award ceremony, but Sokolov – considered to be the successor of Aleksey Balabanov (Brother) – was the right man in the right place. In the light of Sokolov’s great ambitions, he will not be coming to PÖFF for anything less than the main award of the Debut Competition Programme. Who could argue against it?

Crève, papa ! – Why Don’t You Just Die ! (2018), Julien MORVAN,, 2020
Why Don't You Just Die ! La nouvelle force de frappe russe sort aujourd'hui en VOD, Sylvestre PICARD,, 2020
Why don’t you just die [Crève papa] Film russe de Kirill Sokolov (2018),, 2020
Kirill Sokolov – Why Don’t You Just Die? (“Papa Sdokhni”) (2018), Jean-François DICKELI,, 2020
Sortie Blu-ray, DVD & VOD – Why don’t you Just Die : réunion de famille sanglante, Léa BUTEL,, 2020
[BIFFF 2020 (ou presque)] Le cinéma russe : pour le pire et le meilleur… (Bonus : Jackie Chan Vs Schwarzee), BIFFF, 2020
WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE [Papa, crève ], Paul HÉBERT,, 2019
Рецензия на фильм «Папа, сдохни», Анна НЕУСТРОЕВА, cultofcinema, 2019
Kirill Sokolov invente le western d’intérieur [video sur Arte disponible jusqu'au 22/12/2022], Arte, 2019
Kirill Sokolov: Why Don’t You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni, 2018), Denis SALTYKOV, Kinokultura, 2019

Selected in the following festivals :
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2020
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
- Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2020
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2019
- Festival Fantasia, Montreal (Canada), 2019
- Paris International Fantastic Film Festival : PIFFF, Paris (France), 2019
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2019
- Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival : NIFF, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2019
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2018
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2018