JUMPMAN  Podbrosy (Подбросы)

2018 – DCP – colore – 90 ‘


Direzione: Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Sceneggiatura: Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Fotografia: Denis Alarcón Ramirez

Montaggio: Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Scenografia: Olga Kovalenko, Ekaterina Shcheglova

Musica: Kirill Richter

Cast: Denis Vlasenko, Anna Slyu, Danil Steklov, Pavel Chinarev, Vilma Kutaviciute, Alexandra Ursulyak, Maxim


Produttore: Natalya Mokritskaya

Produzione: New People Film Company, Film and Music Entertainment Irlanda, Tremora, Arizona Films Productions



Dennis grew up in an orphanage, where his mother left him soon after his birth. He is a special boy, who due to a rare illness is immune to pain. This makes him popular among other boys, who take bets on how long he can endure cruel physical games. One day his mother turns up out of the blue and takes him to Moscow, where he becomes part of a gang that extracts money from wealthy people. Dennis becomes a “jumpman” – someone who jumps in front of cars to blackmail the drivers. Reunited with his mother, Dennis feels that this new life is a dream come true until one day… he starts feeling pain again.



Ivan I. Tverdovsky graduated from the Russian Institute of Cinematography. He directed the documentariesAs I Waiting for a Bus (2009), Pianism (2012), and Space Dog (2013) and the features Correction Class (2014) and Zoology (2016). Both his features partecipated in over 30 international film festivals, including Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Busan, London, Gotheborg, Cottbus, Fantastic Fest Austin and many others, winning awards.



“(…) Jumpman is not pure genre entertainment. Through using some references to comic books and certain superheroes like Batman, Superman or even Birdman, I want to speak about very serious and disturbing things. Denis is a bit of an anti-superhero. Superheroes in comic books always have these supernatural powers and they are using them to fight against some struggles they are facing. But the tragedy of Denis lies in the fact that unlike them, he isn’t really able to change anything. Despite his “supernatural” powers, he can’t even leave a mark on the world that surrounds him. (…)”



2009 As I Waiting for a Bus (doc)

2012 Pianism (doc)

2013 Space Dog (doc)

2014 Klass korrektsii (Correction Class)

2016 Zoologiya (Zoology)

2018 Podbrosy (Jumpman)



2018 Karlovy Vary IFF –International Competition: Jury Special Mention

2018 Kinotavr Sochi: miglior attrice, miglior fotografia

2018 Cottbus FF: Premio speciale al miglior regista