2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hardcore Henry

Sunday, March 13
9:30PM - 11:05PM

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave


Hashtags: #sxsw #HardcoreHenry

Strap in. HARDCORE HENRY is an unflinchingly original wild-ride: You remember nothing because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife. She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan - a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive, and solve the mystery, you might just discover the truth behind your identity.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Russian Federation
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95min

Director: Ilya Naishuller

Executive Producer: Sharlto Copley, Will Stewart, Karina Sinenko, Maria Zatulovskaya, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, Oren Aviv, Donald Tang, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei

Producer: Timur Bekmambetov, Ilya Naishuller, Inga Vainshtein Smith, Ekaterina Kononenko

Screenwriter: Ilya Naishuller

Cinematographer: Seva Kaptur, Feodor Lyass, Pasha Kapinos

Editor: Steven Mirkovich, Vlad Kaptur

Production Designer: Margarita Ablaeva

Sound Designer: Jack Whittaker

Music: Dasha Charusha

Principal Cast: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha, Sveta Ustinova


Ilya Naishuller is a Russian-born filmmaker and front man for the punk band Biting Elbows. His band’s groundbreaking video “Bad Motherf*cker” went viral with over 75 million views. Producer/director Timur Bekmabetov encouraged him to expand his vision into the film HARDCORE HENRY, an action-packed experience told from a first person POV.

Distributor: STX Entertainment

Publicity Contact
Ryan Fons



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