Russia, 2006, 97mn 
Colour, fiction
The Rabbit over the Void
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Заяц над бездной


 Le Lièvre au dessus du gouffre

 Zayats nad bezdnoy

Directed by : Tigran KEOSAYAN (Тигран КЕОСАЯН)
Writing credits : Dmitry IVANOV (Дмитрий ИВАНОВ)
Vartan DARAKCHAN (Вартан ДАРАКЧАН) ...Laoutar
Sergey GAZAROV (Сергей ГАЗАРОВ) ...Baron
Vladimir ILIN (Владимир ИЛЬИН) ...Smirnov
Valeria LANSKAIA (Валерия ЛАНСКАЯ) ...Anna
Yelena SAFONOVA (Елена САФОНОВА) ...La Reine d’Angleterre
Yuri STOYANOV (Юрий СТОЯНОВ) ...Grossou
Bogdan STUPKA (Богдан СТУПКА) ...Leonid Brejnev
Mikhail YEFREMOV (Михаил ЕФРЕМОВ) ...Blynda
Cinematography : Igor KLEBANOV (Игорь КЛЕБАНОВ)
Music : Aleksey RYBNIKOV (Алексей РЫБНИКОВ)
Sound : Roland KAZARIAN (Роланд КАЗАРЯН)
Produced by : Ruben DISHDISHIAN (Рубен ДИШДИШЯН), Felix KLEIMAN (Феликс КЛЕЙМАН)
Production : Central Partnership, Studio 2B
Film revenue in Russia : 0.217 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 13/02/2006
Site : www.zayatzfilm.ru

Awards :
Audience Award Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2006

Plot synopsis
Lyrical comedy.
Sometimes strange things happen even the great people of this world. Once the ruler of all Soviet lands, whom all the people used to call only ìour dear Leonid Ilyichî (Brezhnev), went on a visit to Moldovia, one of his favourite republics. Immediately after the formal reception he disappeared. Three days later he was found, only to leave for a visit to India. But how did the great man spend these three days, far away from his bodyguards, from civil servants and numerous secretaries? There are different versions. For example, that ìour dear Leonid Ilyichî found himself the guest of a gipsy baron, and was best man at a merry wedding, almost moved the entire population to Siberia and declared his love to the nicest, but even for him unattainable, woman.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru

Commentaries and bibliography
Tigran Keosaian : Rabbit over the Void (Zaiats nad bezdnoi, 2006), Michael RANSOME, kinokultura.com, 2007

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Budapest Rusian Film Days, Budapest (Hungary), 2007
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2007
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
- Russian Nights, Los Angeles (USA), 2006

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