Achim VON BORRIES
Ахим ФОН БОРРИС
Achim VON BORRIES
2011, 97mn 
Colour, fiction
4 dnya v mae
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4 дня в мае

 

 4 Days in May

 4 Jours en mai

Other titles : 4 Tage im Mai (original title)
 
Directed by : Achim VON BORRIES (Ахим ФОН БОРРИС)
Writing credits : Achim VON BORRIES (Ахим ФОН БОРРИС)
 
Cast
Aleksey GUSKOV (Алексей ГУСЬКОВ) ...Hauptmann
Ivan SCHVEDOFF (Иван ШВЕДОВ) ...Trubizin
Andrei MERZLIKIN (Андрей МЕРЗЛИКИН) ...Sedych
Grigori DOBRYGIN (Григорий ДОБРЫГИН) ...Fedunin
Sergey LEGOSTAEV (Сергей ЛЕГОСТАЕВ) ...Ivanov
Vladimir SVIRSKY (Владимир СВИРСКИЙ) ...Vladimir
 
Other persons :
Cast :Pavel WENZEL, Maksim KOVALEVSKI, Jevgenij SITOCHIN, Angelina HÄNTSCH, Gertrud ROLL, Petra KELLING, Merab NINIDZE, Alexander HELD, Martin BRAMBACH, Veit STÜBNER, Sylken LANGENBECK, Julius NITSCHKOFF
Producer : Stefan ARNDT
Co-Producers : Aleksei GUSKOV, Evgeni CHANIN, Oleg STEPANENKO, Achim VON BORRIES
Cinematographer : Bernd FISCHER
Art Director :Agi DAWAACHU
Companies : X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, ZAO Studio F.A.F., LLC Aurora Production, HR, Arte/Strasbourg, NDR
International Sales : The Match Factory
Film revenue in Russia : 0.037 million dollars
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb

Awards :
First prize Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2012
Audience Award Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2012
Best actor Aleksey GUSKOV , Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2012
Special Jury prize Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011
Third Audience Award Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011

Plot synopsis
The world is holding its breath. Four days before the end of the Second World War in Germany. A Soviet Captain and his patrol have occupied an orphanage by the sea; a German army unit is camped on the beach; a secret love affair blooms against all odds. Everyone is weary of fighting; except for the 13-year-old orphan Peter who wants to prove he's a hero and tries with all his cunning and power to instigate trouble between the opposing troops. Until he has to learn that the real opponent is lurking elsewhere and in this supposed enemy he has found a fatherly friend. This time the boundary lines don't run between friend and foe, this time they only run between good and evil.
 

commentaries
4 jours en mai, hérésie au culte patriotique, Grincement, grincine.blogspot.fr, 2012
Achim von Borries: 4 Days in May (4 dnia v mae/4 Tage im Mai, 2011), Marco DUMANČIĆ, kinokultura.com, 2012
Aleksei Guskov (Le Concert, 4 jours en mai) au XXème Festival du cinéma russe à Honfleur, Yelena KVASOVA-DUFFORT, kinoglaz.fr, 2012
Aleksei Guskov sur son nouveau film et les perspectives du cinéma russe, mediasrusses.wordpress.com, 2012
Aleksei GUSKOV: “The society is not ready to speak about itself”, Aleksey GUSKOV, Svitlana AGREST-KOROTKOVA, Interview, day.kiev.ua, 2012
Почему запретили 4 дня в мае?, Vasili KORETSKY, openspace.ru, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2012
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2012
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2011