The Outbreak


2018, Russia, drama, thriller, 2 episodes, 12+
Director: Pavel Kostomarov
Writer: Roman Kantor, Aleksey Karaulov, Yana Vagner
Cinematography: David Khaiznikov
Editor: Stepan Gordeev
Original music: Aleksandr Sokolov
Production Designer: Marusia Parfenova-Chukhray
Producers: Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Aleksandr Bondarev, Rafael Minasbekyan, Dzhanik Fayziev, Ivan Golomovzyuk
Production company: TNT-PREMIER Studios
Cast: Kirill Käro, Viktoriya Isakova, Maryana Spiva, Aleksandr Robak, Natalya Zemtsova, Viktoriya Agalakova, Yuriy Kuznetsov

• Cannes International Series Festival, 2019 – Nominee, Main Program Competition

A new unknown virus turns Moscow into a city of the dead.
The main character, Sergey, lives outside the city with the woman he loves and her autistic son. It's still safe there. But he cannot leave behind his ex-wife and their son, although she hates him. Sergey he rushes to Moscow and by a miracle takes out the woman and the kid from a dying capital. On their way back Sergei’s father and his arrogant neighbours with a baby join them. These people, who never believed they'd ever be under the same roof, have to put the past behind and set off on a long journey full of deadly dangers.

Pavel Kostomarov is a director and cinematographer.
43 years old, born in Moscow, graduated from the cinematography department of Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.
He is one of the most popular Russian documentary filmmakers, winner of many international and national awards, including the Silver Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival. As director of photography in feature films, Pavel Kostomarov worked with most prominent Russian film directors.
Pavel made his debut on television as a director of the second season of the TNT channel series “The Law of the Concrete Jungle”. Pavel Kostomarov’s new director’s project is a post-apocalyptic drama “The Outbreak” based on the best-selling novel by Yana Wagner “Vongozero”, translated into 11 languages.

Selected Filmography
2010 – “I love you”
2015 – “The Law of the Concrete Jungle”
2017 – “Chernobyl. Zone of Exclusion”
2019 – “The Outbreak”


  • 14:30The Outbreak (2018, Dir. Pavel Kostomarov, Russia, drama, ficion, thriller, 95 min.) 18+