Based on controversial Martyr’s play by Marius von Mayenburg (M), the disciple discusses hot topics: religious fundamentalism, sexual identity, education, and how society can manage such cases. The phenomenon has grown in recent years, including in Russia, a country where the Orthodox Church strongly influences state policies.
In (M) the disciple, Veniamin (Petr Skvortsov), a teenager with a mystical crisis, faces mother, colleagues and teachers with the Bible in his hand. Are girls allowed to take swimming lessons at school in bikinis? Do you really need sex education in the classroom? Should the theory of evolution be studied in science? Adults are overwhelmed by the certainty that the young man calls out by invoking Scripture. Nobody, except Elena (Victoria Isakova), his biology teacher, will not provoke him on his own land …

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