A film by Juri Rechinsky

Documentary Feature, A 2013
Duration 75 Min
Format DCP I 1:2,35 I 5.1 surround sound
Original version Russian, Ukrainian
subtitles German, English

A production of Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH.

A documentary triptych about a group of homeless kids, who have survived their drug-addicted childhood, grew up and start to live an adult life. It’s a story about a boy facing the surreal, degenerated society of his native village full of hate and sadistic anger while searching for his mother. It’s a story about a pregnant girl who wants to give birth to her child whose childhood probably will be even worse than hers. But her own sisters are forcing her to make an abortion.

Sickfuckpeople is the extended version in feature film-length of the same-titled short documentary.



  • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film - Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013              
  • Best Documentary Feature - Raindance Film Festival, London 2013                    
  • Best International Documentary - DOCsDF International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico City 2013      
  • Vienna Film Award for Best Documentary - Viennale, Vienna 2013                   
  • Erste Bank MoreVALUE Film Award, Viennale - Vienna 2013                   
  • Best European Independent Documentary - ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France
  • Grand Prix, Human Doc Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland 2014                



written and directed by
Juri Rechinsky
director of photography Alex Zaporoshchenko, Serhiy Stetsenko
edited by Juri Rechinsky
Music & Sounddesign by Anton Baibakov
production manager Darya Bassel
line producer Johanna Scherz

Executive Producers Klaus Pridnig, Sergiy Nedzelskyy, Darya Bassel
Producers Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr


Hot Docs Canadian Int. Documentary Film Festival
Toronto, Canada, 2013
Sarajevo Film Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2013
Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy, France 2013
Raindance Film Festival London, UK, 2013
Molodist Kyiv International Film FestivaL Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013
Viennale Vienna, Austria, 2013 
DocsDF Int. Documentary Film Festival Mexico Mexico City, Mexico, 2013
DOK Leipzig Leipzig, Germany, 2013
Freezone Film Festival Belgrade, Serbia, 2013
Rotas&Rituais Lisboa, Portugal, 2013
Cork Film Fest Cork, Ireland, 2013   
Kassler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest Kassel, Germany, 2013
Festival dei Popoli Firenze, Italy, 2013
Art Doc Fest Moscow, Russia, 2013  
Human Rights Film Festival Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia, 2013  
This Human World Film Festival Vienna, Austria, 2013
Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai, India, 2014  
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014
Vilnius International Film Festival Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014
European Intependent Film Festival Paris, France, 2014   
Chop Shots Festival Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014   
Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2014  
Documentary Edge Film Festival Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
Gdansk DocFilm Festival Gdanks, Polen, 2014   
kitzbuehel film festival Kitzbuehel, Austria, 2014
human rights film festival barcelona Barcelona, Spain, 2014 
human rights film festival albania Tirana, Albania, 2014 
kaunas international film Festival Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014 
cinedoc tbilisi documentary film festival Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014
HUMAN DOC FILM FESTIVAL, Warsaw, Poland, 2014
1001 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014
DOKFILMWOCHE, Berlin, Germany, 2014
DocumentaQro Festival, Querétaro, Mexico, 2015

world premiere:
29th April 2013 at Hot Docs Int. Documentary Film Festival, Canada

Theatrical Release Austria: 13th December 2013



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