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Kapitan Volkonogov bezhal (Captain Volkonogov Escaped)

Venezia 78 Competition

Director:
Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov
Production:
Place of Power (Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov), Lookfilm (Alexander Plotnikov), Homeless Bob Productions (Katrin Kissa), Kinovista (Charles-Evrard Tchekhoff)
Running Time:
126’
Language:
Russian
Country:
Russia, Estonia, France
Main Cast:
Yuriy Borisov, Timofey Tribuntsev, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Nikita Kukushkin, Vladimir Epifantsev, Anastasiya Ukolova, Natalya Kudryashova, Dmitriy Podnozov, Viktoriya Tolstoganova, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Igor Savochkin
Screenplay:
Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov, Mart Taniel
Cinematographer:
Mart Taniel
Editor:
François Gédigier
Production Designer:
Sergey Fevralev
Costume Designer:
Nadezhda Vasileva
Music:
Elena Stroganova, Matis Rei
Sound:
Matis Rei
Visual Effects:
1-2-3 VFX, Postworks

Synopsis

Captain Fedor Volkonogov is part of the law enforcement system. He is appreciated by the commander and respected by colleagues. But the moment comes for Captain’s life to take the abrupt turn—he is criminally charged. Captain manages to escape prior to the arrest turning in a split of the second into prey hunted down by ex-colleagues. At night Fedor receives the warning from the afterlife that he is destined for Hell and eternal torments. Though Captain still has a chance to change the destiny and be accepted to Heaven under condition that he repents and at least one person grants him sincere forgiveness. Fedor sets on a mission to find absolution having no idea of the trials he is to face on this route.

Directors’ Statement

This film is a post-modernistic parable with the elements of a mystical thriller. The story is a dark tale about an executioner who suddenly discovers that he’s got a soul. Now his soul needs to be saved but he has very little time left for this. The desperate chase for spiritual redemption begins. The authors of the film find it extremely hard to live with the idea that tortures still exist in the modern world, that some people are still torturing others somewhere every day. Anyone can potentially become an executioner if the system decides to turn you into one. But is it possible to be forgiven after that? Is there a heaven for executioners?

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishow – Place of Power
Mosfilmovskaya Str., 38A office 12
119285 – Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 4951490123
nzaionchkovska@placeofpower.pro
http://placeofpower.pro

PRODUCTION 2: Alexander Plotnikov – Lookfilm
Pravda Str. 24-2
127137 – Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 4957929621
plotnikov@look-film.tv
http://www.look-film.tv/en/

PRODUCTION 3: Katrin Kissa – Homeless Bob Production OÜ
Tööstuse 58-17
10416 – Tallinn, Estonia
Tel. +372 56 677 855
kissa@too.ee
http://homelessbob.ee
https://www.facebook.com/homelessbobproduction/

PRODUCTION 4: Charles-Evrard Tchekhoff – Kinovista
34, rue Saint Dominique
75007 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 44 59 60 15
cetchekhoff@kinovista.com
http://www.kinovista.com

WORLD SALES: Mathieu Delaunay – Memento International
Tel. +33 6 87 88 45 26
mathieu@memento-films.com
sales@memento-films.com

PRESS OFFICE: Claudia Tomassini – Claudia Tomassini and Associates
Mob. +49 1732955794
claudia@claudiatomassini.com

US PRESS OFFICE: Julie Chappell – Cinetic Media
julie@cineticmedia.com

RUSSIAN PRESS OFFICE: Alina Pozdnyakova – Place of Power
Mosfilmovskaya street 38A, office 12
119285 – Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel. +7 9168568548
pr@placeofpower.pro


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