Rent Why Don't You Just Die! (2018)

3.3 of 5 from 135 ratings
1h 35min
Rent Why Don't You Just Die! (aka Papa, Sdokhni) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend's parents' apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey's attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don't quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable - not to mention ruthless - opponent than he anticipated...and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
Actors:
, , , , Elena Shevchenko, , , Ilya Gavrilenkov, Vasiliy Kopeikin, Ilya Kostyukov,
Directors:
Kirill Sokolov
Producers:
Sofiko Kiknavelidze
Writers:
Kirill Sokolov
Aka:
Papa, Sdokhni
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Russia, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
95 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/04/2020
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
Russian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Russian LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Brand new interview with author and critic Kim Newman, exploring 'Why Don't You Just Die!' within the context of the long-standing tradition of single location cinema
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals and the film set
  • Four short films by Kirill Sokolov: 'Could Be Worse', 'The Outcome', 'The Flame' and the award-winning 'Sisyphus is Happy' (Best Director and Gold Frame awards, 2013 Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Kirill Sokolov's complete original storyboard for the film (BD-ROM content)

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Reviews (3) of Why Don't You Just Die!

Superb cartoonish entertainment - Why Don't You Just Die! review by TE

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21/10/2020

Wow! Quite a startlingly good gore-comedy from young Russian director, Kirill Sokolov.

It owes plenty to Sergio Leone, to Korean revenge movies, to Itchy and Scratchy cartoons (the Simpsons) and to early Tarantino, when he still had some wit and originality.

But Sokolov also brings his own toys to the party, and I would recommend viewers to watch the lively and inventive short films that are included with the blu-ray disc. Luridly red gore is a common theme, but it's all done with a lightness of touch and a knack for excellent twists in the narrative.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Blood splattered curio - Why Don't You Just Die! review by CS

Spoiler Alert
12/07/2020

This blood splattered gore fest is for the strong of stomach. Based on a simple premise, the extreme violence has a cartoonish quality about it, is superbly filmed and choreographed, and is combined with a neat revenge/betrayal tale. At times it looked and sounded like the product of a deviant coupling between reservoir dogs and a classic spaghetti western, and if that sounds bizarre then it captures the impression we were left with having viewed this film. Different, engaging and definitely n to for the squeamish. 

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Russian Adult Comedy - Why Don't You Just Die! review by GI

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09/04/2021

This blackest of black comedies is certainly macabre and yet brilliantly entertaining and very ingenious. It's smart, stylish and sort of sits somewhere between a Tarantino film and a Guy Ritchie film with clear influences of Sergio Leone (you can also pick up the telltale Ennio Morricone vibes in the soundtrack). It's a prime example of the sort of American & British influenced cinema that is being made in Russia and I urge anyone resistant to foreign made films to give this a try because it is humorous and fun. Much of the action takes place in the small apartment of Andrei (Vitaliy Khan), a police detective, and his timid wife Tasha (Elena Shevchenko) and starts with the arrival of Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov), a young man who has arrived with a murderous intention after having sex with Andrei's daughter Olya (Evgeniya Kregzhde). From there the film unravels a series of violent and bizarre events linked with flashbacks to the past that reveal more and more of the characters motivations. Accomplished, ingenious and very bloody I found this a real delight and very original. Well worth a watch.

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