Vitali MELNIKOV
Виталий МЕЛЬНИКОВ
Vitali MELNIKOV
Russia, 2007, 122mn 
Colour, fiction
Agitbrigada 'Beat the Enemy'
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Агитбригада 'Бей врага!'

 

 Brigade 'Tue l'ennemi'

 Agitbrigada 'Bey vraga!'

 
Directed by : Vitali MELNIKOV (Виталий МЕЛЬНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Vitali MELNIKOV (Виталий МЕЛЬНИКОВ)
 
Cast
Vladimir BARANOV (Владимир БАРАНОВ)
Anna DANILOVA (Анна ДАНИЛОВА) ...Zinka
Aleksey DEVOCHENKO (Алексей ДЕВОЧЕНКО) ...Koltchouguine
Kirill PIROGOV (Кирилл ПИРОГОВ) ...Вадим
Viktor SUKHORUKOV (Виктор СУХОРУКОВ) ...Nikanor
Natalia TKACHENKO (Наталья ТКАЧЕНКО) ...Véra
 
Cinematography : Sergey ASTAKHOV (Сергей АСТАХОВ)
Production design : Vladimir DYATLENKO (Владимир ДЯТЛЕНКО)
Music : Sergey BANEVICH (Сергей БАНЕВИЧ)
Sound : Asia ZVEREVA (Ася ЗВЕРЕВА)
Produced by : Olga AGRAFENINA (Ольга АГРАФЕНИНА), Andrei ZERTSALOV (Андрей ЗЕРЦАЛОВ)
Production : Lenfilm
 
format : 35 mm

Awards :
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2007

Plot synopsis
Somewhere people are fighting a horrible war and here in a far-away Siberian village agitation group “Beat the Enemy!”, assembled in a hurry, must raise the patriotic spirit of the local residents. A militiaman Nikonor is responsible for the ideology, a Leningrad singer Vera plays the accordion and sings imitating Lyubov Orlova, while a Moscow painter Vadim draws caricatures of fascists. At a different time and in a different place these people would have never been together.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Vitalii Mel'nikov : Agitation Brigade “Beat the Enemy” (Agit-brigada “Bei vraga”, 2007), Frederick CORNEY, kinokultura.com, 2008
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Film Festival " La vague russe", Bastia (France), 2013
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2010
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2009
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2008
- Munich International Film Festival, Munich (Germany), 2008
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2008
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2008
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2007
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2007
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2007
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2007
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2007