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Le Barbier de Sibérie

Le Barbier de Sibérie

A Feature film by Nikita Mikhalkov

Produced by Camera One

Release in France : 12/05/1999

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Camera One

Foreign production companies :

Medusa film, Barrondov Biografia, Three T Productions

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

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1905 – Jane Callahan a once beautiful American writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy. 1885 – Her memories take us back 20 years to when she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas McCracken, an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke’s patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests of Siberia. She is supposed, as McCracken’s daughter, to seduce the main representative authorities for him to be able to sell his machine. On her travels, she will meet a handsome young cadet, Andreï Tolstoï. They will share the passion for opera and the young officer will fall in love with the beautiful stranger…


"I thought I'd already been involved in colossal productions such as Joseph Losey's "Don Giovanni" and Jean-Paul Rappenau's "Cyrano de Bergerac." But "Barbier de Sibérie" was stupendous—three years in production, thirty weeks of shooting, twelve months of editing. . . . But what an extraordinary exploit!"

(Michel Seydoux, Producer)

Full credits (16)

Executive Producer :

Michel Seydoux

Screenwriters :

Nikita Mikhalkov, Roustam Ibraguimbekov

Director of Photography :

Pavel Lebechev

Production managers :

Jacques Vidal, Sergueï Gurevitch, Alexey Balashov

Editor :

Enzo Meniconi

Continuity supervisor :

Jacqueline Gamard

Music Composer :

Edward Nicolay Artmeymev

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

Line Producer :

Leonid Vereschagin

Co-producers :

Nikita Mikhalkov, Fabienne Vonier

Sound recordists :

Jean Umansky, André Rigaut

Press Attachés (film) :

Tristan Whalley, Isabelle Sauvanon

Sound Editor :

Laurent Kossayan

Production Designer :

Vladimir Aronin

Costume designer :

Natacha Ivanova

Still Photographers :

Arnaud Borrel, Igor Gnevashev

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Feature film

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Russia, Italy, France

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Majority French (Russia, Italy, France)

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Runtime :

3 h

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)


Out of Competition