War and racist laws separate a German shepherd Brutus and his beloved mistress. Brutus is then taken from an animal shelter to a concentration camp to be a watchdog, and after being trained and manipulated this harmless pet gets turned into a ruthless killer dog. The film is based on a story by Ludvik Ashkenazy.


The filming took place in Russia, Romania and Belarus. The international team included specialists from Russia, Israel, USA, Romania and Belarus.

Cast and crew:
  • Directed by: Konstantin Fam
  • Screenplay by: Konstantin Fam, Sergey Rakhlin
  • Music by: Egor Romanenko
  • Produced by: Konstantin Fam, Yan Fisher Romanovsky, Alexey A. Petrukhin, Uriy Igrusha, Egor Odintsov
  • Cinematography: Giora Bejach
  • Starring: Oksana Fandera, Filipp Yankovsky, Vladimir Koshevoy, Anna Churina, Marta Drozdova
  • Moscow International Film Festival, Competition program
  • The Nevada International Film Festival (USA), Experimental Film Competition, Platinum Reel Award Winner
  • Sochi International Film Awards (Russia), Special Prize
  • The film was longlisted for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, 2016
  • The film was nominated for the Golden Eagle Award for Best Short Film, 2016
  • Hong Kong World International Film Festival: Best Actress
  • Best Shorts Competition (USA) - "Best Jewish film"
  • «Fathers and Sons» Film Festival (Russia) - Best Director, Best Cast
  • Scandinavian International Film Festival - «Best mid-long film»
  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema (UK)
  • Sedona Film Festival (USA)
  • PUFF Film Festival Hong Kong
  • Best Shorts Competition (USA)
  • New Haven International Film Festival (USA)
  • Macon Film Festival (USA)
  • Riverside International Film Festival (USA)
Official trailer:
Behind the scenes