Ramil SALAKHUTDINOV
Рамиль САЛАХУТДИНОВ
Ramil SALAKHOUTDINOV
Russia, 2009, 107mn 
Colour, fiction
Who Wasn't There
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Которого не было

 

 Celui qui n'était pas là

 Kotorogo ne bylo

 
Directed by : Ramil SALAKHUTDINOV (Рамиль САЛАХУТДИНОВ)
Writing credits : Yelena DOLGOPYAT (Елена ДОЛГОПЯТ), Ramil SALAKHUTDINOV (Рамиль САЛАХУТДИНОВ)
Based on Elena Dolgopyat's short story : The door
 
Cast
Polina AGREYEVA (Полина АГУРЕЕВА)
Juozas BUDRAITIS (Юозас БУДРАЙТИС)
Yekaterina GOLUBEVA (Екатерина ГОЛУБЕВА)
Dmitry PODNOZOV (Дмитрий ПОДНОЗОВ)
Sergey YUSHKEVICH (Сергей ЮШКЕВИЧ)
 
Produced by : Arsen GOTTLIEB (Арсен ГОТЛИБ)
 

Plot synopsis
A meeting of two characters happened in a deep forest, on the bank of a small pond, while it was raining heavily. This meeting is a node of the whole story. Once a gypsy predicted death to the main character. He believes her, for all her predictions have come true. The fear of death makes him look for solution and he dares to take part in an experiment which is fantastic in real life. He asks the doctor to help him in avoiding death. And finally the doctor agrees…
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Ramil' Salakhutdinov’s Who Wasn’t There (Kotorogo ne bylo, 2010), Chip CRANE, kinokultura.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2010
- International Festival of Muslim Cinema, Kazan (Russia), 2010
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2010