“The first odd series”, - that’s how the
film director Ruslan Kechedzhiyan called his work. He has mixed up a
documentary, a reality-show and a feature film in equal portions in the
project. There are no professional actors here: policemen play policemen, while
gangsters play gangsters. The heroes bear their real names and don’t overact,
because they don’t act at all.
“We are from Rostov” is a story of three charismatic twenty-year-old fellows who live in the gangster district of Rostov – the Western Residential Area. Ruslan Kechedzhiyan met them, when he was fishing, and turned on the heat to shoot a film about their life. The one and only odd series on Russian TV “We are from Rostov” show the life in the Western Residential Area in its true colours.
Rostov used to be a notorious criminal city in the past. The Western Residential Area in a notorious criminal district in the present: tough “rules” and fights, first-rate con tricks and, naturally, love. “We are from Rostov” will break all the stereotypes about series!