Adel AL KHADAD
Адель АЛЬ-ХАДАД
Adel AL KHADAD
Russia, 2008, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Rusichi
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Русичи

 

 The Ancient Russians

 Les Anciens Russes

 
Directed by : Adel AL KHADAD (Адель АЛЬ-ХАДАД)
Writing credits : Viktor MINYAEV (Виктор МИНЯЕВ), Sergey RUSAKOV (Сергей РУСАКОВ)
 
Cast
Pyotr BARANCHEYEV (Пётр БАРАНЧЕЕВ) ...Vepr
Albert FILOZOV (Альберт ФИЛОЗОВ) ...Le sorcier blanc
Sergey GLUSHKO (Tarzan) (Сергей ГЛУШКО (Тарзан)) ...Prince Iziaslav
Vladimir GOSTIUKHIN (Владимир ГОСТЮХИН) ...L'oncle Frol
Sergey KUDRIASHOV (Сергей КУДРЯШОВ) ...Vlastimir
 
Cinematography : Andrei SHEPELEV (Андрей ШЕПЕЛЕВ)
Production design : Sergey ONIPENKO (Сергей ОНИПЕНКО)
Produced by : Vitali SIDORENKO (Виталий СИДОРЕНКО), Oleg URUSHEV (Олег УРУШЕВ)
Companies : Rakurs, Yurga
Film revenue in Russia : 0.132 million dollars
 
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
<...>it presents a vision of the primordial forefathers (for there is an obvious gender imbalance) of Rus’ —and thus, by extension, of the modern Russian nation—in their struggle for supremacy over enemies both external and internal.<...>
Ian Appleby, kinokultura.com
 

commentaries
Adel’ Al’-Khadad : The Ancient Russians (Rusichi, 2008), Ian APPLEBY, kinokultura.com, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Festival for Children ''Kinotavrik'', Sochi (Russia), 2008
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2008