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The Barber of Siberia

The Barber of Siberia

A Feature film by Nikita Mikhalkov

Produced by Camera One

Release in France : 12/05/1999


    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…

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Camera One

    Foreign production companies :

    Medusa, Three T Productions, Filmové Studio Barrandov

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    "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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    Drama, Romance

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    Coproducer countries :

    Russia, Italy, France

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    Majority French (Russia, Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    3 h

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