Russia / France / Armenia, 2018, 119mn 
The Factory
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Directed by : Yuri BYKOV (Юрий БЫКОВ)
Writing credits : Yuri BYKOV (Юрий БЫКОВ)
Denis SHVEDOV (Денис ШВЕДОВ) ...Aleksey , The Grey
Andrei SMOLYAKOV (Андрей СМОЛЯКОВ) ...Konstantin Kalugin
Vladislav ABASHIN (Владислав АБАШИН ) ...Fog
Aleksandr BASHIROV (Александр БАШИРОВ)
Aleksandr BUKHAROV (Александр БУХАРОВ)
Aleksey KOMASHKO (Алексей КОМАШКО)
Cinematography : Vladimir_2 USHAKOV (Владимир_2 УШАКОВ)
Production design : Ulyana POLIANSKAIA (Ульяна ПОЛЯНСКАЯ)
Music : Anna DRUBICH (Анна ДРУБИЧ)
Editing : Anna KRUTYI (Анна КРУТИЙ)
Produced by : Yuri BYKOV (Юрий БЫКОВ), Eduard ILOYAN (Эдуард ИЛОЯН)
Other persons :
продюсер / producteur : Шарль-Эврар Чехов / Charles-Evrard Tchekhoff
Production : Canal+; Yellow, Black & White
Film revenue in Russia : 0.5844 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 07/02/2019
Sites : Page sur Allociné, page sur IMDb
Release date in France : 2019-07-24, Site

Awards :
Best Screenplay Liège International Thriller Film Festival, Liege (Belgium), 2019

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Condor Entertainment. 2019. Titre : Factory

Plot synopsis
After a local oligarch purchases a factory in a small Russian town and announces its closure, the blue-collar workers decide to kidnap him in order to get what’s theirs.
A dilapidated industrial building stands in some godforsaken Russian town whose people it had employed before the winds changed its ownership from state regulation to capitalist privatization. When Konstantine Kalugine (Andrey Smolyakov), a local oligarch with links to the KGB and the political powers that be, announces the factory’s bankruptcy, a group of blue-collar workers who haven’t been paid for months conspire to kidnap him for ransom. Though inexperienced and disorganized, each of them is between a rock and a hard place, and they all have their own reasons for taking this fateful plunge.

Commentaries and bibliography
Factory, journaldemillau.fr, 2020
Factory, braquage à la russe, Franceinfo, 2019
«Завод»: Пост-мета-классицизм Юрия Быкова, Василий СТЕПАНОВ, seance.ru, 2019
Critique film: Factory de Yuriy Bykov, un thriller politique très tendu, Bazaart, baz-art.org, 2019
Iurii Bykov: The Factory (Zavod, 2018), Daria EZEROVA, Kinokultura, 2019
Les sept meilleurs films consacrés à la réalité russe, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2019
Yuri Bykov – Factory (Zavod), Jean-François DICKELI, culturopoing.com, 2019

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Univerciné Russe délocalisé à Pornic, Pornic (France), 2020
- Festival du cinéma russe d'Acigné, Rennes (France), 2020
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2020
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2020
- Liège International Thriller Film Festival, Liege (Belgium), 2019
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2019-07-24
- Festival du film policier de Beaune, Beaune (France), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2019
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2019
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2019
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2019
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2019
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2018
- Festival européen des Arcs, Les Arcs (France), 2018

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