Ella ARKHANGELSKAYA
Элла АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ
Ella ARKHANGUELSKAIA
Russia, 2015, 120mn 
fiction
The Cage
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Клетка

 

 La Cage

 Kletka

 
Directed by : Ella ARKHANGELSKAYA (Элла АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ)
Writing credits : Yuri ARABOV (Юрий АРАБОВ)
 
Cast
Daniil SPIVAKOVSKY (Даниил СПИВАКОВСКИЙ)
Yelena RADEVICH (Елена РАДЕВИЧ)
Mikhail GOREVOY (Михаил ГОРЕВОЙ)
Dmitry NAGIEV (Дмитрий НАГИЕВ)
Aleksandr KABANOV (Александр КАБАНОВ)
Yevgeni KULAKOV (Евгений КУЛАКОВ)
Anvar LIBABOV (Анвар ЛИБАБОВ)
Irina RAKHMANOVA (Ирина РАХМАНОВА)
Yelena SANKO (Елена САНЬКО)
 
Cinematography : Arsen MAKLOZYAN (Арсен МАКЛОЗЯН)
Production design : Pavel SHAPPO (Павел ШАППО)
Music : Aleksey AIGY (Алексей АЙГИ)
Produced by : Yuri ARABOV (Юрий АРАБОВ), Ella ARKHANGELSKAYA (Элла АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ), Aleksandra PISKUNOVA (Александра ПИСКУНОВА)
Production : кинокомпания «Фортуна Фильм» / Société cinématographique "Fortuna Film"
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0184 million dollars
Spectators : 5 900
Release date in Russia : 17/09/2015
 

Plot synopsis
To satisfy his ambitions, an elderly pawnbroker marries a young, sweet girl. It's an agreed marriage, without love or joy. A banal situation, but between the spouses breaks out a real psychological war which destroys them and leads to drama. The stranger comes to lock up his wife in a cage but eventually becomes his prisoner himself. This film, an ordinary chronicle of conjugal tyranny, questions love itself: does it exist or is it just calculation, driven solely by personal interests? Is it not alienation and suffocation of the spouse? Isn't it contempt for the other?
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival du film russe. A l'heure de Moscou, Verdun sur Garonne (France), 2020
- Russian Art Festival, Cannes (France), 2016