About the film
The Children of Iron Gods
Release Date: April 16, 1993
|Producers||:||Karen Shakhnazarov, Vyacheslav Mayasov|
|Writers||:||Pyotr Lutsik, Aleksei Samoryadov|
The films hero is a metal worker named Ignat who is as strong and tough as the steel that his sprawling factory produces in the Ural Mountains. Its a great cheerless environment; life is arduous and dangerous; conditions at the plant are nearly subhuman. The only excitement in the grimy industrial town is provided by robbing a train at gunpoint or stealing sheep from the Bashkiri tribe. The most renowned diversion, however, is the annual fist fight between the strongest metal worker and the strongest miner from the region. Against his better judgment, but with the support of his co-workers, Ignat decides to take part in this perilous venture.