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RUSSIAN ARK
In Competition - Feature Films

RUSSIAN ARK

Directed by : Alexander SOKOUROV

Year of production : 2002 Country : RUSSIA, GERMANY Length : 96 minutes

Synopsis

Invisible to everyone around him, a contemporary filmmaker magically finds himself in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg - back in the early 1700s! He meets a cynical French diplomat from the 19th Century and the men become accomplices in an extraordinary time-travelling journey through Russia's turbulent past - ending in the present day.
Wandering through the splendid corridors and salons of the Palace, the Marquis and the filmmaker witness astonishing scenes from the Tsarist Empire: Peter the Great thrashes his general with a whip; during rehearsals of her own play, Catherine the Great rushes around looking for a place to relieve herself; the family of the last Tsar dine together, quite oblivious to the impending revolution. And hundreds of dancers waltz at the last Great Royal Ball of 191

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Photo Call and Interview : Russian Ark

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Trailer : Russian Ark

Credits

Alexander SOKOUROV - Director

Anatoli NIKIFOROV - Script / Dialogue

Alexander SOKOUROV - Script / Dialogue

Tilman BÜTTNER - Cinematography

Alexander SOKOUROV - Set decorator

Stefan CIUPEK - Film Editor

Betina KUNTZSCH - Film Editor

Sergey IVANOV - Film Editor

G. PERSELLA - Music

P. CHAIKOVSKY - Music

S. YEVTUSHENKO - Music

M. GLINKA - Music

Georg Philipp TELEMANN - Music

Casting

Maria KUZNETSOVA - Catherine the Great

Alexander CHABAN - Boris Piotrovsky

Sergey DREIDEN - The Marquis of Custine

Prof. Mikhail PIOTROVSKY - Himself

David GIORGOBIANI - Orbeli

Leonid MOZGOVOY - The Spy

Film poster © DR

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