Aleksey CHUPOV
Алексей ЧУПОВ
Russia / Estonia / France, 2021, 120mn 
Captain Volkonogov escaped
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Капитан Волконогов бежал


 La Fuite du capitaine Volkonogov

 Kapitan Volkonogov bezhal

Directed by : Aleksey CHUPOV (Алексей ЧУПОВ), Natalia MERKULOVA (Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА)
Writing credits : Aleksey CHUPOV (Алексей ЧУПОВ), Natalia MERKULOVA (Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА), Mart TANIEL (Март ТАНИЭЛЬ)
Yuri BORISOV (Юрий БОРИСОВ) ...captain Volkogonov
Timofei TRIBUNTSEV (Тимофей ТРИБУНЦЕВ) ...major Golovnya
Aleksandr YATSENKO (Александр ЯЦЕНКО) ...major Gvozdev
Nikita KUKUSHKIN (Никита КУКУШКИН) ...colonel Zhikharev
Cinematography : Mart TANIEL (Март ТАНИЭЛЬ)
Production design : Sergey FEVRALYOV (Сергей ФЕВРАЛЕВ)
Produced by : Valery FEDOROVICH (Валерий ФЕДОРОВИЧ), Yevgeni NIKISHOV (Евгений НИКИШОВ), Aleksandr PLOTNIKOV (Александр ПЛОТНИКОВ)
Production : Место Силы Mesto Sily), LOOK FILM, Homeless Bob Production, Kinovista
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Best film Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2021
Grand jury prize Festival européen des Arcs, Les Arcs (France), 2021

Plot synopsis
Captain Fedor Volkonogov is part of the law enforcement system. He is appreciated by the commander and respected by colleagues. But the moment comes for Captain's life to take the abrupt turn - he is criminally charged. Captain manages to escape prior to the arrest turning in a split of the second into prey hunted down by ex-colleagues. At night Fedor receives the warning from the afterlife that he is destined for Hell and eternal torments. Though Captain still has a chance to change the destiny and be accepted to Heaven under condition that he repents and at least one person grants him sincere forgiveness. Fedor sets on a mission to find absolution without idea of the trials he is to face on this route.

Commentaries and bibliography
A Venise, la quête de rédemption d' un tortionnaire sous Staline [Le Capitaine Volkonogov s'enfuit (2021)], Libération, 2021
Critique : La Fuite du capitaine Volkonogov, David KATZ,, 2021
La quête de rédemption d’un tortionnaire sous Staline [Le capitaine Volkonogov s’est enfui (2021)], Gildas LE ROUX,, 2021

Selected in the following festivals :
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2022
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2021
- Festival européen des Arcs, Les Arcs (France), 2021
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2021
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2021
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2021
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2021
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2021