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Sometimes it’s necessary to walk 1000 kilometres to find someone that’s close to you. Roads to Koktebel is a Russian road movie and a father-and-son story in .a tradition that goes back to Chaplin’s The Kid. A widowed, jobless aeronautics engineer, battling against his alcohol addiction, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black Sea, to start a new life with the father’s sister. After being stopped by a train guard, they continue their travel on foot. One rainy day an old man accepts them in his house in return that they repair his roof. The father gives in to the alcohol offered by the old man, a drunken brawl breaks out when he accuses him of stealing money and shoots him. A young female village doctor takes care of him and a romantic relationship between the two ensues. The father feels reluctant to continue the journey; his son however is determined to press on alone to the Black Sea…

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