Aleksey KARELIN
Алексей КАРЕЛИН
Alekseï KARELINE
Russia, 2005, 110mn 
Colour, fiction
Vremia sobirat kamni
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Время собирать камни

 

 A Time to Gather Stones

 Le Temps de ramasser les pierres

 
Directed by : Aleksey KARELIN (Алексей КАРЕЛИН)
Writing credits : Yuli DUNSKY (Юлий ДУНСКИЙ), Valery FRID (Валерий ФРИД)
 
Cast
David BUNNERS (Давид БУННЕРС) ...Rudolph Onezorg
Andrei FEDORTSOV (Андрей ФЕДОРЦОВ)
Yevdokiya GERMANOVA (Евдокия ГЕРМАНОВА)
Vladimir KACHAN (Владимир КАЧАН)
Nadezhda KARATAEVA (Надежда КАРАТАЕВА)
Olga KRASKO (Ольга КРАСЬКО)
Aleksandr LYKOV (Александр ЛЫКОВ)
Vladimir MENSHOV (Владимир МЕНЬШОВ)
Sergey RUBEKO (Сергей РУБЕКО)
Vladimir VDOVICHENKOV (Владимир ВДОВИЧЕНКОВ) ...Capitaine Demine
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr NOSOVSKY (Александр НОСОВСКИЙ)
Production design : Levan LAZISHVILI (Леван ЛАЗИШВИЛИ)
Sound : Yulia EGOROVA (Юлия ЕГОРОВА)
Produced by : Aleksandr LITVINOV (Александр ЛИТВИНОВ), Vladimir MENSHOV (Владимир МЕНЬШОВ)
Companies : Mosfilm, Zhanr (Жанр)
Release Date in Russia : 07/04/2005
 
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
A German explosives specialist, Lt. Rudolf Ohnesorg (David C. Bunners), decides not to flee with his comrades at the end of the war, but rather, to return to the USSR as a minesweeper, in order to atone for his “crimes.” Accompanied by a very suspicious, battle-hardened Red Army captain, Viktor Demin (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), and Nelia (Ol'ga Krasko), a soft-hearted female lieutenant who serves as their interpreter, Ohnesorg succeeds in locating and disassembling mines (thereby saving countless Soviet lives), before he is killed in an explosion. It is June 22, 1945, the fourth anniversary of the invasion.
Source : www.kinokultura.com
 

commentaries
Aleksei Karelin : A Time to Gather Stones (Vremia sobirat' kamni), 2005, Denise YOUNGBLOOD, kinokultura.com, 2006
 
Film reviewed by Denise Youngblood, Kinokultura

Selected in the following festivals :
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2006
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2005
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2005
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2005
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2005
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2005
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2005
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2005