At his own request (1979)

Documentary №40595, 1 part, duration: 0:09:39
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:A. Baluev
Screenwriters:A. Baluev
Camera operators:V. Tarik
Sound mixer:V. Suslov
Other authors:A. Goloschuk, T. Vasiljeva, O. Balabanov


The film tells about a person's struggle with alcoholism with the help of willpower, includes interviews with patients of the narcological department of the psychoneurological hospital No. 1 in Chelyabinsk.

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Types of winter woodlands, winter landscapes.

A vodka bottle falls on the asphalt.

Patients of the narcological department of the psychoneurological hospital No. 1 in Chelyabinsk talk about how they started drinking alcohol (synchronously).

Babies drinking from chamber pots (animation).

Visitors at the bar are drinking alcoholic beverages.

View of the part of the sculpture of Atlanta, the sign of the bar.

People at the tables are drinking beer, the faces of bar patrons.

People are dancing in a restaurant.

A man approaches the piano and drinks a cocktail through a straw (animation).

Men in a state of alcoholic intoxication start a fight on the street (shooting with a hidden camera).

Pieces on a chessboard.

A man knocks pieces off the board with a city bat (animation), alternates with the performance of a ballet dancer.

Patients of the narcological department give interviews (synchronously).

Fishermen (animation).

People are standing in line at the wine and vodka store waiting for the opening.

Atlantean figures at the entrance to the building.

People crowd into the doors of the wine and vodka store.

The seller sells alcohol to customers.

Men with bottles of wine and vodka in their hands leave the store.

The faces of men coming out of the basement of a liquor store.

The head of the statue of Atlanta.

Bottles of vodka, wine and snacks on the table at the grave.

Men drink at the cemetery.

Men in a state of alcoholic intoxication disperse from the cemetery after the wake.

Cleaning the surface of the globe with a knife (animation).

Patients of the narcological department talk about the duration of their binge drinking and the amount of alcohol consumed (synchronously).

A man shows his tongue to the mirror, the mirror spits at him (animation).

A man in a state of alcoholic intoxication is sitting on a bench.

Three men are drinking in a vacant lot behind a construction site.

Men come out of the liquor store.

Empty bottles in a public toilet.

A dinosaur passes with a sign "Down with evolution" (animation).

Dancing caveman (game footage).

The face of a man in a state of alcoholic intoxication.

Drunk men are lying on the sidewalk, sitting against the wall.

A man in a state of strong intoxication is lying on the ground next to a puddle.

Drunk sleeping on the road in the snow.

Mock-ups of a human heart and lungs, brain affected by alcohol, alternate with shots of a drunk man lying on the road.

A primitive savage strikes with a club (staged shots).

A human skeleton.

A fragment of the statue.

The accused in the dock answers questions in the courtroom.

The defendant's face.

Photo of the defendant's victim, killed by him while intoxicated.

Persons of the victim's relative and the defendant.

A fragment of a sculpture of a mythical creature.

The face of a drunken man who looks like a mythical creature.

A man cuts down the trunk of the tree of his own life with an axe (animation).

Drops of vodka.

Vodka bottles are smashed on the asphalt.

Patients of the narcological department talk about the desire to stop drinking (synchronously), the doctor's face.

Women stand under the sign of the narcological department.

Things on the bench.

Enameled basins inserted into each other.

Bottles of vodka.

Glasses of vodka on a tray.

The nurse of the narcological department gives injections to patients.

Patients regurgitate vodka into basins under the supervision of a doctor.

Patients during a hypnotic session.

Women at the entrance to the narcology department.

Patients on beds in the ward after a tough treatment session.

The nurse collects basins in the hall after the session.

Patients thank doctors for treatment before going home after discharge.

A man and a woman leave the hospital grounds.

Doctor T.F. Burenkov is sitting at a table in the office.

Bare tree branches.

The disk of the sun over the forest (combined shooting).

A flying bird.

Human life in an hourglass (animation).

Calendar: 1979

Locations: Chelyabinsk [885]

Seasons: Winter [823] Spring [825]

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