Hardcore is an acutely felt story about the Almaty teenagers’ life. It addresses the topic of drug dependence among the young people and tells about the relationship between the family, school and street in the young people developing. The film is based on the similarly-named novel by Zara Yesenman. Z. Yesenman for Hardcore Novel got a Grand Prix of VII International Creative Youth Festival ‘Shabyt’ in Literature nomination. The novel’s success is simple: it has been written in the apprehensible for young people format. In the meantime, Hardcore will be of use for parents, teachers, and law enforcement officers. This has been noted by all the participants of presentation.