Gaamer
Gaamer

Gaamer

Director Oleg Sentsov

Production year 2011

Length 92min.

Country Ukraine

SYNOPSIS

The boy’s name is Alex, but in the world of gamers where he spends most of his time, he is known as Koss. The enormous amount of time he spends at the computer screen starts to pay off: in the games’ clubs in his small Ukrainian village, he is the undisputed king of the shooting game Quake, admired by the 'noobs' - the younger and less experienced players he defeats digitally. But there is also a different side. The endless games are getting in the way of his study at technical college, to the great dismay of his single mother. In a realistic style, filmed at a real game tournament with real gamers in the leading roles, debuting director Oleg Sentsov shows the rise of 'Koss'. Because Alex has plans: he’s going to be the greatest and that will solve everything. Step-by-step, he approaches his goal: to be world champion. But will success bring him what he wants? And what if he doesn’t win?

Awards

Critics’ Prize | KhantyMansiysk IFF, Russia, 2011

Best Feature Film | Truskavets IFF, Ukraine, 2011

CAST & CREW

Oleg Sentsov
Oleg Sentsov

Director

Producer

Oleg Sentsov, Olga Zhurzhenko

Script

Oleg Sentsov

Director of Photography

Egor Petrik, Gennadiy Veselkov

Production designer

Evgeniya Vradiy

Sound

Vladimir Kozlov

Edit

Dmitriy Kundrutskiy

Cast

Vladislav Zhuk, Alexander Fedotov, Janna Buruk

Oleg Sentsov

Born 1976, Simferopol, Ukraine. Studeid at the Kiev National Economic University (1993-98).


Filmography

A Perfect Day for Bananafish (2008), The Horn of a Bull (2009), Gaamer (2011).

FILMS 2012