Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

Paper Soldier

  • Alexey German Jnr /
  • Russian Federation /
  • 2008 /
  • 120 mins

Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasya Sheveleva / Fiction / Russian

A lyrical and dynamic portrait of the dramas and sacrifices of the Soviet space race.

Director: Alexey German Jnr
Producers: Artem Vassiliev, Sergei Shumakov
Scriptwriters: Alexey German Jr., Vladimir Arkusha
Editor: Sergei Ivanov
DoP: Alisher Khamidhodjaev, Maxim Drozdov
Production Designers: Sergei Kakovkin, Eldar Karhalev
Sound Production: Tariel Gasan Zade
Music: Fedor Sofrnov

Cast: Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasya Sheveleva

International Sales:
Elle Driver, 66 Rue de Miromesnil, 75008 Paris , France
mobile: +33 6 99 47 98 10

Production Company:
Phenomen Films
tel: +7 495 143 9133

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  • #1 DIANA VIRGINIA TODEA / Wednesday 24 June, 2009 / 14:56 GMT

    I found this movie to be an interesting approach of the Russians' ambition to conquer space, however, too melodramatic and full of "old Soviet perfume". It was more interesting to explore the science of space, that took a lot of work for the Russians, rather than banal cliches of husband and wife's conflict. Maybe I expected more wit from the director, more sadness and more happiness. Overall, a good movie, but not really focused on a message.

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