Belgium / Russia / Germany / France / Kazakhstan, 2012, 105mn 
Colour, fiction
V ozhidanii morya
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В ожидании моря


 Waiting For The Sea

 En attendant la mer

Directed by : Bakhtyar KHUDOINAZAROV (Бахтиер ХУДОЙНАЗАРОВ)
Writing credits : Sergey ASHKENAZI (Сергей АШКЕНАЗИ), Bakhtyar KHUDOINAZAROV (Бахтиер ХУДОЙНАЗАРОВ)
Egor BEROEV (Егор БЕРОЕВ) ...Marat
Dinmukhamed AKHIMOV (Динмухаммед АХИМОВ)
Armand ASENOV (Арман АСЕНОВ)
Cinematography : Rifkat IBRAGIMOV (Рифкат ИБРАГИМОВ)
Production design : Nigmat DJURAEV (Нигмат ДЖУРАЕВ)
Produced by : Armand ASENOV (Арман АСЕНОВ), Bakhtyar KHUDOINAZAROV (Бахтиер ХУДОЙНАЗАРОВ)
Other persons :
Directors of photography : Jan VANCAILLIE, Dusan JOKSIMOVIC
Production design : Agi DAWAACHU
Music : Shuhei KAMIMURA, Richard HOROWITZ
Cast: Detlev BUCK
Producers : Rusht RUSHTOV, Marina IONKO, Alexander SOSIS, Mikhail YAKOVLEV
Companies : Vvys, Pallas Film (Germany), Silkroad Production (France), Entre Chienet Loup(Belgium), Cinema Project Group-Lanabond (Ukraine), National Producers’ Center “Bayterek” (Kazakhstan), Company “Kinolitpros”

Plot synopsis
Captain Marat is rather lucky and successful: he has a young beautiful wife, a high-speed seiner, an amicable crew. Even the fish goes into his nets – that’s what the whole town says. But once he finds himself in a storm and loses everything. Having been to prison for several years after his ship and crew perished, Marat returns to the small town. He learns that even the sea has receded, and what used to be a prosperous small fishing town has in no time turned into a salty desert. Marat decides to restore his ship and reach the sea. On the way to the sea he must find faith in himself, new friends, a new life and love.

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2015
- "Vyborg" Russian Film Festival (formerly ''A Window to Europe''), Vyborg (Russia), 2013
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2013
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2013
- Rome Film Festival, Rome (Italy), 2012