Not my Job

General Information

Original Title
Chuzhaia rabota
Shabaev, Denis, director.
Russian, Tajik.
English, Hungarian
Russia : Marina Razbezhkina Studio, 2015.
Physical Description
HDD (70 min.)


Searching for a better life, Farrukh leaves his wife and child behind in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and joins his father, mother, and two younger brothers in the outskirts of Moscow. To bring home a few rubles, the young Tajik illegal immigrant works odd jobs but dreams of becoming a famous actor. He is invited by a film crew to play an immigrant falsely accused of a man’s murder, but reality proves stranger than fiction when he causes another man’s death in a road accident and lands in prison. The camera closely follows this tragic character as he is trying to find the midway between respect for his traditionalist parents and the will to integrate into a universe where no one welcomes him. An empathetic study of the loss of roots and the hardship of a Tajik minority trying to build their lives in modern Russia.


Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Not my Job


Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
OSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 4134Audio VisualLocated on Verzio HDD #1 (M22-R17-S2-R3)