Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN
Александр РОГОЖКИН
Aleksandr ROGOJKINE
Russia, 1999, 98mn 
Colour, fiction
Blokpost
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Блокпост

 

 Blokpost

 Le Poste

 
Directed by : Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN (Александр РОГОЖКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN (Александр РОГОЖКИН)
 
Cast
Andrei KRASKO (Андрей КРАСКО)
Roman ROMANTSOV (Роман РОМАНЦОВ)
Egor TOMASHEVSKY (Егор ТОМАШЕВСКИЙ)
Kirill ULYANOV (Кирилл УЛЬЯНОВ)
 
Cinematography : Andrei ZHEGALOV (Андрей ЖЕГАЛОВ)
Production design : Vladimir KARTASHOV (Владимир КАРТАШОВ)
Music : Vladislav PANTCHENKO (Владислав ПАНЧЕНКО)
Produced by : Konstantin ERNST (Константин ЭРНСТ), Mikhail KIRILIUK (Михаил КИРИЛЮК), Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Companies : CTB, ОРТ
Release Date in Russia : 18/03/1999
 
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
A raid by Russian soldiers on a house in the Caucasus yields a surprising find - a young crippled local boy with a mine and a hammer. The soldiers stare in disbelief as the lad bashes away at the mine with all his might before deciding it is best to scarper. In true cinematic style, the house dramatically explodes behind them, as they make their escape. Although they have survived this attempt to kill them, they are not out of trouble yet; the locals are rather of the opinion that the Russians were responsible for the blast, and a riot ensues. In calming the crowd, a woman and a local police commander get shot, and it is clear that the case will be investigated. Whilst the enquiry takes place, the soldiers are posted to a far-off and inhospitable border checkpoint, and this is where the conflict really flares up.<...>
Andrew J Horton www.ce-review.org
 

commentaries
90-е. Кино, которое мы потеряли, Larisa MALUKOVA, Зебра Е ; 2007 г., 2007
Boredom and Oppression: Alexandr Rogozhkin's Blokpost, Andrew HORTON, kinoeye.org, 1999
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1999
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 1999