Sergey GOVORUKHIN
Сергей ГОВОРУХИН
Sergueï GOVOROUKHINE
Russia, 2011, 110mn 
Colour, fiction
Zemlya lyudey
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Земля людей

 

 Land of Men

 La Terre des hommes

Other titles : Мутный материк
 
Directed by : Sergey GOVORUKHIN (Сергей ГОВОРУХИН)
Writing credits : Vadim BOCHANOV (Вадим БОЧАНОВ), Sergey GOVORUKHIN (Сергей ГОВОРУХИН), Sergey KARANDASHOV (Сергей КАРАНДАШОВ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr RATNIKOV (Александр РАТНИКОВ) ...Aleksey Komarov
Anna TARATORKINA (Анна ТАРАТОРКИНА) ...Тамара
Tatyana KOLGNOVA (Татьяна КОЛГАНОВА) ...Zhenya
Sergey SHNYRIOV (Сергей ШНЫРЕВ) ...Orekhov
Konstantin BALAKIREV (Константин БАЛАКИРЕВ)
Nikolay DENISOV (Николай ДЕНИСОВ)
Yevgeni ERMAKOV (Евгений ЕРМАКОВ )
 
Cinematography : Grigori YABLOCHNIKOV (Григорий ЯБЛОЧНИКОВ)
Music : Oleg FEDOSEYEV (Олег ФЕДОСЕЕВ)
Produced by : Sergey GOVORUKHIN (Сергей ГОВОРУХИН)
Companies : Posleslovie
Release Date in Russia : 15/09/2011
 

Plot synopsis
The main character of the film is a talented writer Alexei Komarov returns to Moscow after living for 3 years at the North where he worked as a highway vehicle driver. On the way he meets Tamara, a frustrated actress and solitary person as he himself. But in the capital power and money run the world , sincerity and decency are not valued as well as the genuine literature of great talent. Producers are ready to shoot a film on the basis of Alexei’s script and with Tamara playing the main part if Komarov changes the script in order to please momentary mood, makes it more simple , easier for understanding as the modern public is not interested in problems, all want to smile and don’t think about anything… It would seem so simple: change the script and there will be money and recognition, but it turns out that it is the same as to be untrue to oneself…
 

commentaries
Sergei Govorukhin : Land of Men (Zemlia liudei, 2011), David GILLESPIE, kinokultura.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011