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Tchelovek kotorij udivil vseh (The Man Who Surprised Everyone)

Orizzonti

Director:
Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov
Production:
Pan-Atlantic Studio (Katia Filippova), Homeless Bob Production (Katrin Kissa), Non Stop Production (Alexander Rodnyansky), Arizona Productions (Guillaume de Seille)
Running Time:
105’
Language:
Russian
Country:
Russia, Estonia, France
Main Cast:
Evgeniy Tsiganov, Natalya Kudryashowa, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Vasiliy Popov, Pavel Maykov, Aleksey Filimonov, Elena Voronchikhina, Maksim Vitorgan
Screenplay:
Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov
Cinematographer:
Mart Taniel
Editor:
Vadim Krasnitsky
Production Designer:
Sergey Avstrievskikh
Costume Designer:
Anna Bartuli
Music:
Andrey Kurchenko
Sound:
Vladimir Pryamov, Aleksandr Fedenyov, Stas Kreckov
Notes:
14+

Synopsis

Egor is a fearless state forest guard in the Siberian Taiga. He is a good family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. But one day Egor finds out that he has cancer and only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save him. Finally, left with no other options, he takes a desperate attempt to trick death. Egor chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease. His family and the local society now have to accept his new self.

Directors’ Statement

Tchelovek kotorij udivil vseh is a parable about the resistance of the ordinary Russian man to death, which he is trying to deceive. The film is based on the personal memories of the director Natasha Merkulova, her Siberian childhood, the village in which she grew up, the people who surrounded her, the legends that were told in those places.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Pan-Atlantic Studio
Rublevskoye chosse 81/1/117
121467 – Moscow , Russian Federation
studio_atlantic@mail.ru
Tel. +79 037176969

PRODUCTION 2: Homeless Bob Production
Tööstuse 58-17
10416 – Tallinn, Estonia
kissa@too.ee
Tel. +37 256677855
http://www.homelessbob.ee

PRODUCTION 3: Non Stop Production
Klimentovsky pereulok, 1/2
115184 – Moscow, Russian Federation
inbox@nonstopkino.ru
Tel. +74 956432211
http://www.en.nonstopkino.ru/

PRODUCTION 4: Arizona Productions
5, boulevard Barbes
75018 – Paris, France
guillaume@arizonafilms.net
Tel. +33 678180105

WORLD SALES: PLUTO FILM
Bayreuther Str. 9
D-10789 Berlin, Germany
Sales: Margot Haiböck - margot@plutofilm.de
Festivals: Daniela Chlapikova - daniela@plutofilm.de
www.plutofilm.de

PRESS OFFICE: Richard Lormand - FILM⎮PRESS⎮PLUS
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