Andrei KONCHALOVSKY
Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ
Andreï KONTCHALOVSKI
United Kingdom / Hungary, 2010, 108mn 
Colour, fiction
Nutcracker
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Щелкунчик и Крысиный король

 

 Casse Noisette

 Shchelkunchik i Krysiny korol

Other titles : The Nutcracker: The Untold Story
 
Directed by : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ), Chris SOLIMINE (Крис СОЛИМИН)
 
Cast
Yulia VYSOTSKAIA (Юлия ВЫСОЦКАЯ) ...mother / The Snow Fairy
 
Music : Eduard ARTEMIEV (Эдуард АРТЕМЬЕВ)
Produced by : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Other persons :
Cast : Elle FANNING ...Mary
Nathan LANE …Uncle Albert
John TURTURRO ...The Rat King
Frances de LA TOUR ...The Rat Queen / Frau Eva
Richard E. GRANT ...Father
Shirley HENDERSON ...The Nutcracker (voice)
Aaron Michael DROZIN ...Max
Charlie ROWE ...The Prince
Peter ELLIOTT ...Gielgud
Daniel PEACOCK ...Gielgud
Alan COX ...Gielgud's Voice
Hugh SACHS ...Tinker
Africa NILE Africa Nile ...Sticks
Jonathan COYNE ...Gnomad

Cinematography : Mike SOUTHON
Production Design : Kevin PHIPPS
Produced by : Moritz BORMAN, József CIRKO, Meg CLARK, Laura JULIAN, Paul LOWIN
Release date in Russia : 01/01/2011
 
Language English
Sites : Allociné, IMDb

Plot synopsis
1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world.
Source : www.imdb.com (Anonymous)
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Festival Andrey Konchalovsky, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2012
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2011
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2011
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2011

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