Russia, 2004, 103mn 
Colour, fiction
A Rider named Death
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Всадник по имени Смерть


 Le Cavalier de la mort

 Vsadnik po imeni Smert

Directed by : Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr BORODIANSKY (Александр БОРОДЯНСКИЙ), Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
Andrey PANIN (Андрей ПАНИН) ...Georges
Kseniya RAPPOPORT (Ксения РАППОПОРТ) ...Erna
Artiom SEMAKIN (Артем СЕМАКИН) ...Vanya
Rostislav BERSHAUER (Ростислав БЕРШАУЕР) ...Fyodor
Dmitry DYUZHEV (Дмитрий ДЮЖЕВ)
Stanislav LIUBSHIN (Станислав ЛЮБШИН)
Anastasia MAKEYEVA (Анастасия МАКЕЕВА)
Cinematography : Vladimir KLIMOV (Владимир КЛИМОВ)
Production design : Lyudmila KUSAKOVA (Людмила КУСАКОВА)
Music : Anatoli KROLL (Анатолий КРОЛЛ)
Produced by : Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
Production : Mosfilm
Film revenue in Russia : 1.340 million dollars

Plot synopsis
Based on V.Ropshin`s (B.Savinkov`s) novel "Pale horse"
In the beginning of the 20th century, Russia was shocked by a series of cold-blooded murders. These killings were carried out by the "fighting organization," a socialist revolutionary group that directed acts of terrorism against various high officials of the state in different cities. The group is headed by George, and includes bomb maker Erne, who is devoted to him, and bomb throwers Vanya, Henry and Fyodor. As they try to achieve their main objective -- the murder of Grand Duke Sergey Aleksandrovich -- the story reveals their feelings and aspirations. They are terrorists for a variety of reasons: for love, revenge, principles and a belief in a better future. As their attempts on the Grand Duke's life fall short, members of the organization disappear. George suddenly realizes that he would do anything to kill the Duke...
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Commentaries and bibliography
Karen Shakhnazarov, A Rider named Death [Vsadnik po imeni smerti] (2004), Yelena MONASTIREVA-ANSDELL, kinokultura.com, 2005

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2016
- Cycle "Cinema against terrorism", Different cities (Russia), 2012
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2011
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg, two capitals, one country, Toulouse (France), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Année croisée France-Russia, Different cities (France), 2010
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2010
- Die russische Filmwoche im Burg Kino, Vienna (Austria), 2009
- Novy Rusky Film, Prague (Czech Republic), 2009
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2009
- Rabat International Film Festival, Rabat (Morocco), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- International Film Festival of Kerala : IFFK, Kerala (India), 2008
- Osaka European Film Festival, Osaka (Japan), 2008
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2007
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2005
- Russian Art Festival, Cannes (France), 2005
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2004
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2004
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2004

Photos and videos
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