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 Kommunalka

Kommunalka

A Feature film by Françoise Huguier

Produced by Les Films d'Ici

Release in France : 24/06/2009

    Synopsis

    In Saint Petersburg in Russia, there still exists communal apartments, vestiges of the Soviet system. People from all backgrounds and social classes are gathered together here, due to circumstance. They form a cross-section of Russian society grouped together in the same place. Kommunalka is a-slice-of-life portrait of a communal apartment in Sovetskaya Street.

    In this apartment, there lives 26-year-old Natasha, a child of the Perestroika, a beautiful and sensual young woman, liberated, emancipated, and independent. Although without particular hopes or illusions, she still holds onto her dreams. Around Natacha, we find the apartment's other inhabitants: Svetla and Nicolas, both retired and without a dime; Valodia, Natacha's friend; Rostilov, a poet and painter; Irina, an elderly woman who is unable to come to terms with the death of her son in Afghanistan; Tatiana, who buys, one by one, the vacant rooms and who is the "landlady" of the apartment; Sacha, a failed actor; two little girls and a dancer; Youri, a student.

    The intertwined fates of these people joined together in this enclosed environment become the theater of human passion.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films d'Ici

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

    Subject

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (6)

    Screenwriters :

    Françoise Huguier, Mano Siri

    Sound Recordist :

    André Rigaut

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Maurice Tinchant

    Director of photography :

    Katell Djian

    Production manager :

    Cécile Peyre

    Editor :

    Mathilde Muyard

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    24/06/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    116.699

    Visa issue date :

    22/12/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None