Boris KHLEBNIKOV
Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ
Boris KHLEBNIKOV
Russia, 2008, 118mn 
Colour, fiction
Sumashedshaya pomoshch
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Сумасшедшая помощь

 

 Help Gone Mad

 L'Aide folle

 
Directed by : Boris KHLEBNIKOV (Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Boris KHLEBNIKOV (Борис ХЛЕБНИКОВ), Aleksandr RODIONOV (Александр РОДИОНОВ)
 
Cast
Igor CHERNEVICH (Игорь ЧЕРНЕВИЧ)
Sergey DREYDEN (Сергей ДРЕЙДЕН) ...le vieil homme
Anna MIKHALKOVA (Анна МИХАЛКОВА) ...la fille du vieil homme
Galina NOVOZHY (Галина НОВОЖИ)
Yevgeni SYTY (Евгений СЫТЫЙ) ...Evgueni
Aleksandr YATSENKO (Александр ЯЦЕНКО)
 
Cinematography : Shandor BERKESHI (Шандор БЕРКЕШИ)
Produced by : Roman BORISEVICH (Роман БОРИСЕВИЧ)
Companies : Central Partnership, Koktebel Film Company
Film revenue in Russia : 0.010 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 2009
 
format : 35 mm
Site : trailer

Awards :
Best directing Boris KHLEBNIKOV , Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Anna MIKHALKOVA , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sergey DREYDEN , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
Kind and lazy Jenya comes to Moscow from a small village in Belarus to find work. An incident unexpectedly separates Jenya from his companions and leaves him alone without money and documents. He has no friends or relatives in this big and hostile city and is about to end up homeless. But suddenly a miracle happens: a strange old man takes the homeless Jenya to his flat and lets him stay with him. Soon Jenya is invited to join a peculiar fight in which the old man is engaged: a fight against the evil that spoils life in Moscow. Jenya willingly participates in the old man’s undertakings, until he meets the old man’s daughter, who reveals to Jenya the horrible truth about her father.
Source : www.berlinale.de
 

commentaries
Signs of the Everyday in Post-Soviet Cinema, Liliia NEMCHENKO, kinokultura.com, 2011
Boris Khlebnikov : Help Gone Mad (Sumasshedshaia pomoshch’, 2009), Marcia LANDY, kinokultura.com, 2009
Прорва. Образ пространства в современной кинодраматургии, Yelena GRACHEVA, seance.ru, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2018
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2010
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2010
- Russian film symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (USA), 2010
- Brussels European Film Festival : FFFB, Brussels (Belgium), 2009
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2009
- Tbilisi International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2009
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2009
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- International Independent Film Festival IndieLisboa, Lisbon (Portugal), 2009
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2009
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2009
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009

Images
 
Trailer sur teatr-russe.com