Natalia MERKULOVA
Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА
Natalia MERKOULOVA
Aleksey CHUPOV
Алексей ЧУПОВ
Alekseï TCHOUPOV
Russia / Estonia / France, 2021, 120mn 
fiction
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)
 
Cast
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), Nadezhda VASILYEVA (Надежда ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Editing : Mukharam KABULOVA (Мухарам КАБУЛОВА)
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
 
Sites : IMDb, Allociné
Release date in France : 2023-03-29, Site

Awards :
Best actor Yuri BORISOV , Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2022
Critics Jury Prize Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2022
Best film Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2021
Grand jury prize Festival européen des Arcs, Les Arcs (France), 2021
Best film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2021
Best actor Yuri BORISOV , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 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
10 most anticipated Russian movies in 2022, Maria TOKMASHEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2022
Le Festival de Karlovy Vary refuse à l’Ukraine le retrait d’un film russe du programme, 237online.com, 2022
10 лучших фильмов 2021 года: выбор Антона Долина [Les 10 meilleurs films du monde de 2021 selon Anton DOLINE], Anton DOLIN, meduza.io, 2021
Капитан Волконогов бежал: мощное высказывание о Большом терроре, meduza.io, 2021
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, cineuropa.org, 2021
Два фильма с Юрой Борисовым: мощный Капитан Волконогов бежал» и спорный Мама, я дома [Youri BORISSOV et les films La Fuite du capitaine Volkonogov, 2021, de Natalia MERKOULOVA et Alekseï TCHOUPOV et Maman, je suis à la maison, 2021, de Vladimir BITOKOV, Егор БЕЛИКОВ, daily.afisha.ru, 2021
La quête de rédemption d’un tortionnaire sous Staline [Le capitaine Volkonogov s’est enfui (2021)], Gildas LE ROUX, lapresse.ca, 2021
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2023-03-29
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2023
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2022
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2022
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2022
- L'Etrange Festival, Paris (France), 2022
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2022
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2022
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2022
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2022
- Film Festival Black Movie, Geneva (Switzerland), 2022
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 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
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 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

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