Russia / France / Germany / Italy, 1999, 99mn 
Colour, fiction
The Wedding
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 La Noce


Directed by : Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr GALIN (Александр ГАЛИН), Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН)
Marat BASHAROV (Марат БАШАРОВ) ...Mishka
Mariya MIRONOVA (Мария МИРОНОВА) ...Tanya Simakova
Andrey PANIN (Андрей ПАНИН) ...Garkusha
Aleksandr SEMCHEV (Александр СЕМЧЕВ) ...Borzov
Marina GOLUB (Марина ГОЛУБ)
Mariya GOLUBKINA (Мария ГОЛУБКИНА) ...Sveta
Vladimir KASHPUR (Владимир КАШПУР)
Vladimir SALNIKOV (Владимир САЛЬНИКОВ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BUROV (Александр БУРОВ)
Production design : Ilya AMURSKIY (Илья АМУРСКИЙ)
Music : Vladimir CHEKASIN (Владимир ЧЕКАСИН)
Production : Mosfilm, CDP, Arte France Cinema / Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Allemagne) / Joachim Ortmannus-Lichtblick Cologene / Cine B (Italie) / Canal+ / CNC (France)
Release date in Russia : 01/11/2000
Release date in France : 2000-09-27, Site

Awards :
Special mention Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2000
Best actor Andrey PANIN , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2000
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Andrey PANIN , Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2000
Prix du meilleur film au Festival "Une fenêtre sur l'Europe, Vyborg, 2000

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Arte Video

Plot synopsis
In this frantic comedy from Russia, Mishka (Marat Basharov) lives in a small town near Moscow, where like most of his neighbors, he works as a miner. Years ago, Mishka was in love with a pretty girl named Tania (Maria Mironova), who moved to Moscow to become a model. After five years in the big city, Tania returns, and she immediately tells Mishka that she wants to marry him. Mishka is thrilled and starts planning a big wedding, though his parents wonder out loud what the bride-to-be was up to while she was gone. One snag in organizing the wedding party is that the mine is having a severe cash flow problem and no one has been paid for six months. However, on the day of the nuptials, the money finally arrives (and Mishka's paycheck just about covers the cost of the reception); soon half the city is celebrating Mishka and Tania's wedding, and as the vodka begins to flow and many friends and relatives arrive, chaos ensues. La Noce was shown in competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival; it was the only Russian film screened as an official entry that year.
Source : Mark Deming,

Commentaries and bibliography
Павел Лунгин. Такси-блюз , Pavel LUNGIN, Сеанс, 2008
Le cinéma des années 1990-2000. Images dispersées, Françoise NAVAILH, Russie, peuples et civilisations, La découverte, 2005
Трагикомедия Свадьба (The Wedding), Aleksey EXLER,, 2001
La Noce. Comédie dramatique réalisée en 1999 par Pavel Lounguine, Pierre MURAT,, 2000
SVADBA (Pavel Lungin, 2000), Dennis GRUNES,, 2000

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Russian or Soviet films awarded at Berlin, Cannes or Venice, (France), 2023
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2019
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2016
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2015
- Les rencontres culturelles Russenko, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre (France), 2013
- Rуtrospective Pavel Lungin at the Cinémathèque de Nice, Nice (France), 2010
- Week end de cinéma russe au Bono, Le Bono (France), 2010
- Rencontres du cinéma européen, Vannes (France), 2010
- Arras International Film Festival, Arras (France), 2009
- Russian films in the restaurant Le Lieu-dit, Paris (France), 2009
- Festival of Russian Cinema in Mumbai, Mumbai (India), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Les rencontres des cinémas d'Europe, Aubenas (France), 2007
- Days of Russian cinema in Valence, Valencia (France), 2006
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2004
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2001
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2000
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2000
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2000-09-27
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2000
- Award "White Elephant", Moscow (Russia), 2000