Andrei KUDINENKO
Андрей КУДИНЕНКО
Andreï KOUDINENKO
Russia, 2008, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
Pozygrysh
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Розыгрыш

 

 The Prank

 La Blague

 
Directed by : Andrei KUDINENKO (Андрей КУДИНЕНКО)
Writing credits : Aleksandr KACHAN (Александр КАЧАН), V. PODDUBNYY (В. ПОДДУБНЫЙ), Andrei ZHITKOV (Андрей ЖИТКОВ)
 
Cast
Ivan (Иван АЛЕКСЕЕВ ) ...Igor Glouchko
Yevgeni DMITRIEV (Евгений ДМИТРИЕВ) ...Komarov
Dmitry DYUZHEV (Дмитрий ДЮЖЕВ)
Mariya GORBAN (Мария ГОРБАНЬ) ...Tania Nesterova
Klavdia KORSHUNOVA (Клавдия КОРШУНОВА) ...Taia Petrova
Yuri KUZNETSOV (Юрий КУЗНЕЦОВ) ...School director
Andrei NAZIMOV (Андрей НАЗИМОВ) ...Guera Zorine-Krotov
 
Cinematography : Pavel KULAKOV (Павел КУЛАКОВ)
Production design : Natalia NAVOENKO (Наталья НАВОЕНКО)
Sound : Sergey GSINSKY (Сергей ГУСИНСКИЙ)
Produced by : Pavel LUNGIN (Павел ЛУНГИН), Olga VASILIEVA (Ольга ВАСИЛЬЕВА)
Companies : Studio Pavel Lounguine
Film revenue in Russia : 1.44 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 22/05/2008
 

Plot synopsis
The Prank Pavel Lungin's producing studio offers a remake of Vladimir Menshov’s youth film shot in 1976. Once again the film takes place at an ordinary Moscow school with morals and manners. A new pupil from the provinces comes to a graduation class and breaks all dispositions and challenges the recognized leader, arrogant guy from a rich family. To restore the leading position he resorts to desperate measures and subjects the young and inexperienced English teacher to a cruel hoax. Scandal flares up and the head of studies wishes to expel the insolent fellow from the school. Popular musician Noize MC plays the leading role.
 

commentaries
Andrei Kudinenko :The Joke (Rozygrysh, 2008), Joshua FIRST, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2009
- Cinemania : World Film Panorama, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2008
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2008
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2008

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