Nikita MIKHALKOV
Никита МИХАЛКОВ
Nikita MIKHALKOV
Russia / France / Italy, 1998, 179mn 
Colour, fiction
The Barber of Siberia
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Сибирский цирюльник

 

 Le Barbier de Sibérie

 Sibirski tsiriulnik

 
Directed by : Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ)
Writing credits : Rustam IBRAGIMBEKOV (Рустам ИБРАГИМБЕКОВ), Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ)
 
Cast
Richard HARRIS (Ричард ХАРРИС) ...Douglas McCraken
Vladimir ILIN (Владимир ИЛЬИН) ...Le capitaine Mokin
Leonid KURAVLIOV (Леонид КУРАВЛЕВ)
Oleg MENSHIKOV (Олег МЕНЬШИКОВ) ... Andreï Tolstoï
Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ) ...Le Tsar Alexandre III
Anna MIKHALKOVA (Анна МИХАЛКОВА)
Julia ORMOND (Джулия ОРМОНД) ... Jane Callahan
Aleksey PETRENKO (Алексей ПЕТРЕНКО) ...Le général Radlov
Yevgeni TSYMBAL (Евгений ЦЫМБАЛ)
 
Cinematography : Pavel LEBESHEV (Павел ЛЕБЕШЕВ)
Production design : Vladimir ARONIN (Владимир АРОНИН)
Music : Eduard ARTEMIEV (Эдуард АРТЕМЬЕВ)
Produced by : Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ), Leonid VERESHCHAGIN (Леонид ВЕРЕЩАГИН)
Production : Trite, Michel Seydoux-Camera One
Release date in Russia : 20/02/1999
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 1999-05-12, Site

Awards :
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Vladimir ILIN , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 1999
Grand prix au festival "Vive le cinéma de Russie!" (Виват кино России!), 1999
Prix du public au Festival Kinotavr, Sotchi, 1999

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Fox Pathé Europe

Plot synopsis
A foreign entrepreneur ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new experimental steam-driven harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Julia Ormond portrays his assistant, who falls in love with a young Russian officer, and spends the next 10 years perfecting the harvester and pursuing her love, who has been exiled to Siberia.
Source : www.lib.berkeley.edu/
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Никита Михалков: битва на небесах, Василий КОРЕЦКИЙ, seance.ru, 2015
Two Decades of Post-Soviet Cinema : Taking Stock of Our Stocktaking, Seth GRAHAM, kinokultura.com, 2008
Le cinéma des années 1990-2000. Images dispersées, Françoise NAVAILH, Russie, peuples et civilisations, La découverte, 2005
Le Barbier de Sibérie, de Nikita Mikhalkov, Claude-Marie TRÉMOIS, esprit.presse.fr, 1999
Россия, которую мы придумали, Oleg KOVALOV, seance.ru, 1999
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Film Festival in Niort, Niort (France), 2019
- Russian film festival in Ajaccio, Ajaccio (France), 2017
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2017
- Beijing's First Ever International Film Festival, Beijing (China), 2013
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Semaine du cinéma russe à l'Institut Français du Congo, Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), 2012
- Beijing's First Ever International Film Festival, Beijing (China), 2011
- Retrospective Nikita Mikhalkov in Paris, Paris (France), 2010
- Damascus International Film Festival, Damascus (Syria), 2009
- Lecce European Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), 2008
- Cinémas russes à Montauban, Montauban (France), 2007
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1999-05-12
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1999
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 1999

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