Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN
Александр РОГОЖКИН
Aleksandr ROGOJKINE
Russia, 2002, 99mn 
Colour, fiction
Kukushka
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Кукушка

 

 The Cuckoo

 Le Coucou

 
Directed by : Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN (Александр РОГОЖКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN (Александр РОГОЖКИН)
 
Cast
Viktor BYCHKOV (Виктор БЫЧКОВ) ...Ivan (Pcholty)
Ville HAAPASALO (Вилле ХААПАСАЛО) ...Veikko
Anni-Kristiina JUUSO (Анне-Кристина ЮУСО) ...Anni
 
Cinematography : Andrei ZHEGALOV (Андрей ЖЕГАЛОВ)
Production design : Vladimir SVETOZAROV (Владимир СВЕТОЗАРОВ)
Music : Dmitry PAVLOV (Дмитрий ПАВЛОВ)
Produced by : Sergey SELIANOV (Сергей СЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Companies : CTB
Release Date in Russia : 12/09/2002
 

Awards :
First prize Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2003
Best Screenplay Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2003
Best actor Viktor BYCHKOV , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2003
Best actress Anni-Kristiina JUUSO , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2003
Best feature film Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2003
Best directing Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2003
Best Screenplay Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN , Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2003
Best actor Viktor BYCHKOV , Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2003
Best film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2002
Best Screenplay Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2002
Best actress Anni-Kristiina JUUSO , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2002
Best feature film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2002
Best directing "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2002
Best Set Decoration Vladimir SVETOZAROV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2002
Best actress Anni-Kristiina JUUSO , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2002

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Xenix Film

Plot synopsis
September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police "Smersh", has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.
Source : www.ctb.ru
 

commentaries
Comment sont regardés les films sur la Grande Guerre patriotique dans la Russie actuelle ?, Myriam DÉSERT, The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, 2011
Aleksandr Rogozhkin: Cuckoo (Kukushka) (2002), Daniel WILD, kinokultura, 2004
"Надо понять, как заманить американцев" Во Франции приглядываются к Дому дураков и Кукушке, Joël CHAPRON, kommersant.ru, 2002
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Rivages-Russie-Evénements, Nantes (France), 2016
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2016
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2015
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- Mixmoviefestival, Internet (International), 2010
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Rabat International Film Festival, Rabat (Morocco), 2009
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2008
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2004
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2004
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2003
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2003
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2002
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2002