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Brigands-Chapter VII

Brigands-Chapter VII

A Feature film by Otar Iosseliani

Produced by Pierre Grise Productions

Release in France : 22/01/1997

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Actors (8)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Pierre Grise Productions

Foreign production companies :

Carac Film, Bim Distribuzione, Soyuzkinoservice

French distribution :

Pierre Grise Distribution

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Celluloid Dreams

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Synopsis

Vano is the king of a small country. It is a beautiful and rich land, coveted by its neighbours. Vano is always at war. As is to be expected, he is surrounded by dissatisfied, hypocritical, jealous and treacherous courtiers. Queen Eka is bored and even a well-designed chastity-belt is no obstacle. Luckily, the sultan's favourite, Lia, won in a lively battle, is a very good replacement queen. Unfortunately, she has not forgiven her captor and her vengeance takes the shape of a chalice of poisoned wine. But either Vano is too tough or Lia's hand is too light...

Subject

"Iosseliani, eccentric by vocation and choice, bandles the horror of the repressive Stalinian system with unbelievable precision...By ignoring narrative convention, he makes the words useless. He tackles the arguments in his vain struggle against the cycles of historical activity with total freedom. "Brigands, chapitre VII" is an intelligent and sharp entertainment that plays down the seriousness and horror in order to reveal the full scope of the absurd." (La Republica)

"An ironic and surrealistic fable on the inexhaustible thirst for power and the inexorable desire to dominate that has always typified the human race." (Messagero Veneto)

Full credits (16)

Assistant directors :

Jacques Arhex, Julie Bertuccelli, Gabrièle Roux

Screenwriter :

Otar Iosseliani

Director of Photography :

William Lubtchansky

Assistant Operator :

Irina Lubtchansky

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Continuity supervisor :

Lydie Mahias

Music Composer :

Nicolas Zourabichvili

Sound mixer :

Elvire Lerner

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

Russian, French

Coproducer countries :

Switzerland, Russia, Italy, France

Original French-language productions :

No

Nationality :

Majority French (Switzerland, Russia, Italy, France)

Production year :

1996

French release :

22/01/1997

Runtime :

2 h 9 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

88.384

Visa issue date :

14/01/1997

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (1)

Director

Festival Selections (4)

Locarno International Film Festival - 2013

Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2013)

Selection

Otar Iosseliani Retrospective

Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)

Selection

Out of Competition

Venice International Film Festival  - 1996

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1996)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards