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Aleksey BALABANOV
Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ
Alekseï BALABANOV
 
Russia, 2010, full length film 
Colour, fiction

The Stoker

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Кочегар

 

 Chauffeur

 Kochegar


 
Directed by : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey BALABANOV (Алексей БАЛАБАНОВ)
 
Cast
Yuri MATVEYEV (Юрий МАТВЕЕВ)
Aleksandr MOSIN (Александр МОСИН)
Mikhail SKRIABIN (Михаил СКРЯБИН) ...Major
Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Aida TUMUTOVA (Аида ТУМУТОВА) ...Majors's daughter
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr SIMONOV (Александр СИМОНОВ)
Production design : Anastasia KARIMULINA (Анастасия КАРИМУЛИНА)
Music : Valery DIDULA (Валерий ДИДЮЛЯ)
Produced by : Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Production : CTB
 

Awards :
Press award Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
First prize Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2011
Special Jury prize Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
Best feature film International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Best film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Best directing Aleksey BALABANOV , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Best music Valery DIDULA , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
Best Set Decoration Anastasia KARIMULINA , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
The focus of his movie is on a retired major, a hero of the Soviet Union and an ethnic Yakut. He has to take work in a stokehold, and he spends his free time working on a story on his typewriter. Outside, it is the feverish 1990s, the era of tempestuous changes in Russian society. The ubiquitous presence of organized crime even extends to his workplace, which gangsters use to incinerate corpses. “This was a very important time for Russia, an eventful one during which a new systemwas emerging,” says Sergey Selyanov, the producer. “For a long time our society was frightened to discuss this period, but we are now able to think about it and perceive it without personal prejudices. Fromthe moviemaker’s perspective, it was like theWildWest, a source of moviemaking energy.”
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Aleksei Balabanov: Stoker (Kochegar, 2010), Nancy CONDEE, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Bradford International Film Festival, Bradford (United Kingdom), 2013
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2012
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2011
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2011
- Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2011
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2011
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2011
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2011
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2011
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2011
- Art Film Festival, Trencin (Slovakia), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010

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Full film on smotri.com
 


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