At the request of his girlfriend, a young man turns up at the doorstep of her father one night. She has asked him to kill her father, but her motives are unclear.Sokolov’s dark comedy is set inside an apartment. According to Hollywood Reporter, “Why Don't You Just Die! is not exactly a vintage Russian rumination on crime and punishment. But it is smarter and wittier… keeping viewers on their toes with ironic asides, shock reversals and tricky non-linear plot swerves.”

Cast And Credits

Directed by : Kirill Sokolov
Screenplay : Kirill Sokolov
Producer : Sofiko Kiknavelidze
DOP : Dmitriy Ulyukaev
Editor : Kirill Sokolov
Cast : Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde


Kirill Sokolov

Sokolov was born in 1989 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2012, he received a Master's degree in Physics and Technology of Nanostructures. Even as he worked to complete his degree in Physics, he began making short films with his friends, initially using just ketchup as blood. Inspired by films such as THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, EVIL DAD 2, OLD BOY and KILL BILL Volumes 1 and 2, Sokolov discovered that he had both love and a talent for dark comedy, a genre which has yet to gain popularity in Russia. In 2013 he enrolled in a program for Advanced Courses for Film Directors and Scriptwriters (VKSR) at the workshop of V. Khotinenko, P. Finn, and V. Fenchenko. In 2015 he successfully defended his diploma with the short film THE FLAME. In addition to his debut film, WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE? Sokolov has edited several Russian full-length feature films, written several full-length screenplays, and directed music videos and commercials.