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Russian ark (The)

A Feature film by Alexandre Sokurov

Release in France : 26/03/2003

    Synopsis

    It’s the day of the great ball at the Hermitage. The Spy mingles with the crowd and, despite his camera, manages to sneak in past the security guards at the palace entrance. On the lower floor, he encounters the Marquis de Custine, straight out of the 19th century. They strike up a friendship and set out together across the centuries and through different periods of art. By the time they make it to the ballroom, where the orchestra is conducted by Valery Gergiev, they have crossed paths with the Italian musicians belonging to the court of Catherine the Great, the Tzarina herself, followed by the sad state employees of the Soviet regime.

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    Russian ark (The)

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams

    French distribution :

    Celluloid Dreams

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    Photos (3)

    Full credits (8)

    Director of Photography :

    Tilman Buttner

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Music Composer :

    Valery Gergiev

    Sound Mixer :

    Manfred Arbter

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Russian

    Coproducer countries :

    Russia, Germany, Afghanistan, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Russia, Germany, Afghanistan, France)

    Production year :

    2002

    French release :

    26/03/2003

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    107.724

    Visa issue date :

    31/03/2003

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (3)

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2003

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2003)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    TIFF - 2002

    TIFF (Canada, 2002)

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