Andrei ZAYTSEV
Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ
Andreï ZAITSEV
Russia, 2011, 93mn 
Colour, fiction
The Layabouts
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Бездельники

 

 Les Désoeuvrés

 Bezdelniki

 
Directed by : Andrei ZAYTSEV (Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Writing credits : Andrei ZAYTSEV (Андрей ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Based on the early songs by Viktor Tsoy
 
Cast
Anton SHAGIN (Антон ШАГИН) ...Solovey
Polina FILONENKO (Полина ФИЛОНЕНКО) ...Ekaterina
Andrei SHIBARSHIN (Андрей ШИБАРШИН) ...Aleksandr
Aleksandra TYUFTEI (Александра ТЮФТЕЙ) ...Aleksandra
Richard BONDAREV (Ричард БОНДАРЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Ivan FINOGEEV (Иван ФИНОГЕЕВ)
Production design : Olga KHLEBNIKOVA (Ольга ХЛЕБНИКОВА)
Sound : Sergey OVCHARENKO (Сергей ОВЧАРЕНКО)
Produced by : Maksim KOROLEV (Максим КОРОЛЕВ), Nadezhda MIKHALKOVA (Надежда МИХАЛКОВА)
Production : Studio Sentyabr («Сентябрь»), VVP Alyans («ВВП Альянс»)
Film revenue in Russia : 0.0102 million dollars
 

Awards :
Best actor Anton SHAGIN , Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2013
Award Internet-festival "Rossiskaya Gazeta" Dubl DV@, Different cities (Russia), 2012
Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics Prize Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011

Plot synopsis
This is the story of a young layabout, who leads a merry and easy life. He strums his guitar, writes songs and gets drunk with his friends layabouts. A common almost routine case of betrayal makes a radical change. A poet is born.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Andrei Zaitsev: The Layabouts (Bezdel’niki, 2008-2011), Sergey TOYMENTSEV, kinokultura.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2013
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2012
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2012
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2012
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Internet-festival "Rossiskaya Gazeta" Dubl DV@, Different cities (Russia), 2012
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2012
- Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning, St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011