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Synopsis: Sergei starts his first day as game warden with his dog Duke



Run Time

12 minutes


Rustam Khalikov (Writer)

Directed by

Rustam Khalikov

Director's Statement

With my film, I want to tell the viewer about dogs’ fidelity to man, it is the only animal on earth, whose fidelity is unshakable. A long time ago, I read in a magazine, an article from several stories, about the return of pets after their death to their owners, to save them from death. I took these stories written from the witness’s words as a basis for my plot. Involuntarily, a second meaning appears in the film – the presence of a soul in animals and about the continuation of life after death.

Director's Bio

Rustam Khalikov is a native of the city of Kagan, Bukhara region, Uzbekistan.
In 2010 He graduated from the Tashkent Automobile Road Institute, specializing in automobile construction.
Before training as a director, He worked as a manager at a family dairy farm.
In 2020 He graduated from the State Institute of Arts and Culture of Uzbekistan, specializing in Film and Television Director.
The film “Return” is his graduation work.

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