Valery RUBINCHIK
Валерий РУБИНЧИК
Valeri ROUBINTCHIK
USSR, 1979, 134mn 
Colour, fiction
The Savage Hunt of King Stach
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Дикая охота короля Стаха

 

 La Chasse sauvage du roi Stakh

 Dikaya okota korolya Stakha

 
Directed by : Valery RUBINCHIK (Валерий РУБИНЧИК)
Writing credits : Vladimir KOROTKEVICH (Владимир КОРОТКЕВИЧ), Valery RUBINCHIK (Валерий РУБИНЧИК)
Based on V. Korotkevich's short story
 
Cast
Yelena DIMITROVA (Елена ДИМИТРОВА) ...Nadejda Yanovskaïa
Yuri DUBROVIN (Юрий ДУБРОВИН) ...médecin assermenté
Viktor ILICHEV (Виктор ИЛЬИЧЁВ) ...commissaire de police
Boris PLOTNIKOV (Борис ПЛОТНИКОВ) ...Andreï Beloretski
 
Cinematography : Tatyana LOGINOVA (Татьяна ЛОГИНОВА)
Production design : Aleksandr CHERTOVICH (Александр ЧЕРТОВИЧ)
Music : Yevgeni GLEBOV (Евгений ГЛЕБОВ)
Sound : Viktor MORS (Виктор МОРС)
Production : Belarusfilm
 

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2006.
Langues : RU EN FR
Sous-titres : RU EN FR ES IT DE
Bonus : interview V. Roubintchik

Plot synopsis
A mystical drama based on a story by V. Korotkevich. The film is set in out-of-the-way Belarusian woodlands at the end of the 19th century. A young ethnographer, Andrej Bielarecki, comes here to research local folk legends… A film that justly claims to be the first Soviet mystical thriller. A gripping, suspenseful plot. Terrifying medieval legends turning to real horror. “‘Stach”’s been assigned a most honorable place in history, next to ‘Cat’s Eye’, ‘Night of the Living Dead’, and a masterpiece of the national sub-horror, the animation ‘Hazelnut Twig’.” (Denis Gorelov, “Izvestiya”)
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Un genre en miettes ? Retour sur l’absence du film d’horreur dans la Russie soviétique, Andrei KOZOVOÏ, 1895, 55, AFRHC, 2008
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2010