Natalia MERKULOVA
Наталья МЕРКУЛОВА
Natalia MERKOULOVA
Aleksey CHUPOV
Алексей ЧУПОВ
Alekseï TCHOUPOV
Russia / Estonia / France, 2021, 120mn 
fiction
Kapitan Volkonogov bezhal
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Капитан Волконогов бежал

 

 Captain Volkonogov escaped

 Le Capitaine Volkonogov s'est enfui

 
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
Yura BORISOV (Юра 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)
Companies : Место Силы Mesto Sily), LOOK FILM, Homeless Bob Production, Kinovista
 
Site : IMDb

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
A Venise, la quête de rédemption d' un tortionnaire sous Staline [Le Capitaine Volkonogov s'enfuit (2021)], Libération, 2021
Critique : Captain Volkonogov Escaped, David KATZ, cineuropa.org, 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 :
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2021
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2021
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2021
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2021