Sergey URSULIAK
Сергей УРСУЛЯК
Sergueï OURSOULIAK
Russia, 2023, 163mn 
fiction
The Righteous
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Праведник

 

 Le Juste

 Pravednik

 
Directed by : Sergey URSULIAK (Сергей УРСУЛЯК)
Writing credits : Gennadi OSTROVSKY (Геннадий ОСТРОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr YATSENKO (Александр ЯЦЕНКО) ...Nikolay Kiselev
Sergey MAKOVETSKY (Сергей МАКОВЕЦКИЙ) ...Rubim Kiselev
Fyodor DOBRONRAVOV (Федор ДОБРОНРАВОВ) ...Komissar
Liubov KONSTANTINOVA (Любовь КОНСТАНТИНОВА) ...Anya
Yevgeni TKACHUK (Евгений ТКАЧУК) ...Ferz
Konstantin KHABENSKY (Константин ХАБЕНСКИЙ) ...father Moshe
Chulpan KHAMATOVA (Чулпан ХАМАТОВА) ...mother Moshe
 
Cinematography : Mikhail MILASHIN (Михаил МИЛАШИН)
Production design : Yevgeni KACHANOV (Евгений КАЧАНОВ), Alim MATVEYCHUK (Алим МАТВЕЙЧУК)
Music : Vasili TONKOVIDOV (Василий ТОНКОВИДОВ)
Produced by : Leonid VERESHCHAGIN (Леонид ВЕРЕЩАГИН), Timur WEINSTEIN (Тимур ВАЙНШТЕЙН), Anton ZLATOPOLSKY (Антон ЗЛАТОПОЛЬСКИЙ)
Production : Central Partnership, Trite, White Media, Russia 1 TV channel, Moskino
Film revenue in Russia : 8.369253 million dollars
Spectators : 2 200 000
Release date in Russia : 16/02/2023
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Plot synopsis
The film is inspired by real events. Red Army officer Nikolai Kiselyov receives an order to withdraw over two hundred Jews from the occupied Belarusian lands behind the front line - old people, women and children, who miraculously escaped the inevitable brutal reprisal. These emaciated, tormented by hunger and fear people, who have lost their relatives and almost lost their minds from the horror they experienced, will have to walk hundreds of kilometers along the forest paths in order to regain hope for salvation and faith in the future.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Les cinq films russes sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale ayant connu le plus de succès au box-office, Boris EGOROV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2024
Sergei Ursuliak: The Righteous (Pravednik, 2023), Assel UVALIYEVA, Kinokultura, 2024
Каждый персонаж что-то означает для истории: режиссер Сергей Урсуляк рассказал о новом фильме Праведник[Interview du réalisateur Sergueï OURSOULIAK (Сергей УРСУЛЯК) à propos de son film Le Juste (Праведник), 2022], Sergey URSULIAK, Interview, rg.ru, 2023
Как Николай Киселев стал Моисеем. На экраны выходит фильм Праведник [Comment Nkolaï Kisselyov est devenu Moïse. Critique du film Le Juste, 2022, de Sergueï OURSOULIAK], Leonid PAVLYUCHIK, trud.ru, 2023
Кинопоиск : Лучшие фильмы 2023 года, kinopoisk.ru, 2023
The struggle against the “wrong cinema”: How certificates regulate film distribution in Russia, Nina ROMODANOVSKAYA, Elena TRUSOVA, Kinokultura, 2023
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2024
- War in contemporary Russian cinema, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2023

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