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Eldar SALAVATOV
Эльдар САЛАВАТОВ
Eldar SALAVATOV
 
Russia, 2010, 105 mn 
Colour, fiction

Pyrammid / Russian Ponzi

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ПираМММида

 

 PiraMMMida

 PiraMMMida


Other titles : The Pyramid
 
Directed by : Eldar SALAVATOV (Эльдар САЛАВАТОВ)
Writing credits : Sergey KRAYNEV (Сергей КРАЙНЕВ), Maksim VASILENKO (Максим ВАСИЛЕНКО)
 
Cast
Fyodor BONDARCHUK (Федор БОНДАРЧУК) ...Belyavsky
Pyotr FIODOROV (Пётр ФЕДОРОВ) ...Anton
Aleksey GORBUNOV (Алексей ГОРБУНОВ)
Nikolay KOVBAS (Николай КОВБАС)
Artiom MIKHALKOV (Артем МИХАЛКОВ)
Anna MIKHALKOVA (Анна МИХАЛКОВА)
Aleksey SEREBRIAKOV (Алексей СЕРЕБРЯКОВ) ...Mamontov
Daniil SPIVAKOVSKY (Даниил СПИВАКОВСКИЙ)
Yuri TSURILO (Юрий ЦУРИЛО)
Yekaterina VILKOVA (Екатерина ВИЛКОВА) ...Vera
 
Cinematography : Igor GRINYAKIN (Игорь ГРИНЯКИН), Sergey PAVLOV (Сергей ПАВЛОВ)
Produced by : Sergey LIVNEV (Сергей ЛИВНЕВ), Georgi MALKOV (Георгий МАЛКОВ)
Production : Leopolis
Release date in Russia : 07/04/2011
 
Site : www.pirammmida.ru

Plot synopsis
Russia at the beginning of the 1990s: a country in the throes of a painful transition fromthe Soviet planned economy to a free market. Simple people, who once enjoyed stable living conditions,were distraught and fearful. A former research assistant, Sergey Mamontov, dismissed due to government cuts, looks for a way to apply himself and his uncomplicated mind. He orders a template for a share certificate with a ligature and the old Czarist Imperial crown, rich ornamentation,watermarks, and his own portrait right in the center. The price of these certificates, which resemble banknotes, he sets himself, and he starts to trade in them on the principle that today’s price is always higher than yesterday’s. Just over twoweeks proves long enough for the nation to stand in line for his “Mamontovki” (as these certificates come to be called) and in the process, he virtually becomes a national hero. The movie is based on true events, and its principal character is modeled on Sergey Mavrodi, the architect of the lamentable MMMpyramid scheme that swallowed the savings of thousands of Russian citizens in the 1990s.
Source : Action! Cannes Special Edition 2010
 

Commentaries and bibliography
El’dar Salavatov : The PyraMMMid (PiraMMMida, 2011), Sasha SENDEROVICH, kinokultura.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Liège International Thriller Film Festival, Liege (Belgium), 2012
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2012
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2012
- Brooklyn International Film Festival, New York (USA), 2012
- WorldFest International Independent Film Festival, Houston (USA), 2012
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2011
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011

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