Anders BANKE
Андерс БАНКЕ
Anders BANKE
Russia / Sweden, 2009, 110mn 
Colour, fiction
Goryachie novosti
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Directed by : Anders BANKE (Андерс БАНКЕ)
Writing credits : Samuil KLEBANOV (Самуил КЛЕБАНОВ), Aleksandr LUNGIN (Александр ЛУНГИН)
Aleksey FRANDETTI (Алексей ФРАНДЕТТИ) ...Orda
Sergey GARMASH (Сергей ГАРМАШ) ...Tueur
Maksim KONOVALOV (Максим КОНОВАЛОВ) ...Kley
Mariya MASHKOVA (Мария МАШКОВА) ...Katya
Andrey MERZLIKIN (Андрей МЕРЗЛИКИН) ...Smirnov
Artiom SEMAKIN (Артем СЕМАКИН) ...Valery
Yuri SHLYKOV (Юрий ШЛЫКОВ) ...Boldyrev
Pavel STEPANOV (Павел СТЕПАНОВ) ...Officier de police
Yevgeni TSYGANOV (Евгений ЦЫГАНОВ) ...Herman
Cinematography : Christopher MARIS (Кристофер МАРИС)
Production design : Grigori PUSHKIN (Григорий ПУШКИН)
Produced by : Anna KACHKO (Анна КАЧКО), Samuil KLEBANOV (Самуил КЛЕБАНОВ)
Companies : Film i Väst (Suède), Illusion Film & Television (Suède), Kino Bez Granits, Tandem Pictures
International Sales: Cinema Vault
Film revenue in Russia : 0.63 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 07/05/2009
language russe
Sites :,6780.html ,

Plot synopsis
A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police incompetence is soon the lead story in every news bulletin. Public confidence in law and order now suffers irreparable harm. The head of the Moscow force welcomes a public search-and-destroy operation against these thugs, the brainchild of Katya, his PR director. She proposes that the capture of this dangerous gang be transformed into a live TV show of a kind never seen before. At this point she cannot know that the gang leader's life-and-death struggle with the police is destined to lead to a media duel. Besieged in a huge apartment block, the crooks hold hostage a father and his son and daughter. A massive special forces rescue operation is mounted but fails miserably. Undaunted by this setback, Katya and her team of specialists manipulate the footage to create the illusion of victory. Incensed by this version of events broadcast on TV, gang leader Herman strikes back. Using the boy's computer he uploads to the Internet his own footage of this debacle and starts broadcasting from the apartment via a web camera. The first shots have now been fired in an information war, whose survivors and victors have yet to emerge.

Anders Banke : Newsmakers (Goriachie novosti, 2009), Olga MESROPOVA,, 2010

Selected in the following festivals :
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2010
- Transilvania International Film Festival : TIFF, Cluj Napoca (Romania), 2010
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2009
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Tribeca Film Festival, New York (USA), 2009