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Vladimir FATYANOV
Владимир ФАТЬЯНОВ
Vladimir FATIANOV
 
Russia, 2009, 86 mn 
Colour, fiction

The Justice of the Wolves

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Правосудие волков

 

 La Justice des loups

 Pravosudie volkov


Other titles : Мика и Альфред (Mika i Alfred)
 
Directed by : Vladimir FATYANOV (Владимир ФАТЬЯНОВ)
Writing credits : Vladimir FATYANOV (Владимир ФАТЬЯНОВ)
 
Cast
Yuri BELIAEV (Юрий БЕЛЯЕВ) ...le père de Mika
Mariya SHUKSHINA (Мария ШУКШИНА) ...la mère de Mika
Daniil STRAKHOV (Даниил СТРАХОВ) ...Mika, jeune
Michael YORK (Майкл ЙОРК) ...Mika
 
Cinematography : Mariya SOLOVIEVA (Мария СОЛОВЬЕВА)
Production design : Yuri OSIPENKO (Юрий ОСИПЕНКО), Yekaterina ZALETAEVA (Екатерина ЗАЛЕТАЕВА)
Music : Igor KORNELYUK (Игорь КОРНЕЛЮК)
Produced by : Vladimir FATYANOV (Владимир ФАТЬЯНОВ), Aleksandr GUNYAEV (Александр ГУНЯЕВ), Sergey PILINSKY (Сергей ПИЛИНСКИЙ), Marek SHPENDOVSKY (Марек ШПЕНДОВСКИЙ)
Production : Lina
Release date in Russia : 21/10/2010
 

Plot synopsis
Mika Polyakov, an elderly Russian artist, who has been living in Munich for more than 20 years since he left his home country, has practically forgotten by now about the extraordinary powers he possesses, though he would use them quite frequently once.
Here, in the West, his paintings sell well and his exhibitions attract huge audiences. In a nutshell, he is a success. He does not have to struggle for survival, nor protect his friends or relatives from deadly threat, so why use his gift of killing people with a look? His life is outwardly fine but he is desperately lonely and he seems to have lost his sense of purpose.
It is at this point that Alfred appears in his life. The creature which materialized from an unfinished drawing seems nothing but the artist’s alter ago, his secret self that has come out of the shade to tempt him to achieve great things through his supernatural abilities. This incredible event makes Mika remember and review his whole life.
It all began in Mika’s childhood in pre-war Leningrad. After a practical joke played on him by an envious schoolmate Mika suffered a severe head injury and was on the brink of death. As a result, he acquired this strange gift of moving objects at a distance, finding hidden things and killing people, always in self-defence.
His whole life, as the lives of so many people of his generation all over the world, was a story of loss, suffering and pain, first twisted by the war, then trampled under the heavy foot of the Soviet state. His scary gift saved his life more than once. It helped him in the orphanage, it helped him at war and it helped him later, when, one by one, he lost all the people he loved. When he immigrated to the West he thought he would never have to resort to his deadly weapon again.
But even there, in quiet Germany, the unfair world strikes him a violent blow: his only friend, Leonhard Taub, dies of a heart attack after a group of Neo-Nazis insults him. Mika is deeply depressed. He does not want to live in such a world. And then Alfred suggests that if they cannot change the whole world, they should at least try to make some people happy.
According to Alfred, it is absolutely fair to use Mika’s gift to kill on contract, thus hitting two birds with one stone: earning money to create a paradise colony for poor old people and ridding the world of those who have made their fortunes on the pain, suffering and blood of other people. They are supposed to act like Robin Hood: robbing the rich to help the poor.
But where is the line that should not be crossed by someone who wants to remain pure in mind and soul? Self-defence and murder are very different things. And though Alfred insists that Mika has nothing to worry about because they are just helping this world get rid of parasites, the artist has certain doubts as to how true the arguments of his alter ego are.
Again the eternal battle between good and evil rages high. And the human soul is the battlefield once again. Which side will come out the winner?
 


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