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Racines et ancêtres

Racines et ancêtres

A Feature film by Pavel Lounguine

Produced by Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Release in France : 25/01/2006


    Locating one’s elderly uncle in America – everyone has dreamed of it, but finding one’s ancestors, one’s true roots can take a whole life. So, what could be more normal for Baruch Pintzik, Andrew Gritsyne, Irène Uber, and Samuel Goldman than to accept the offer of a specialist agency’s services? These exiles, living around the world, have lost, like so many others, the trace of their families in the gulag or during World War II.
    Resignation gives way to hope when they cross paths with Edik Letov, a young adventurer. He persuades the inhabitants of a small Ukrainian village to play, for a week, the role of the families these exiles are so desperately searching.
    Of course, like all actors, they’ll be paid. In this region, 30 or 50 dollars represents a considerable sum,
    After painstaking auditions, Edik creates an imaginary family for each of the four searchers and organizes their reunion in Golotvine…

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

    French distribution :

    Les Acacias

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    Photos (4)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Catherine Dussart

    Director of Photography :

    Mikhail Kritchman

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Production Designer :

    Sergei Brjestovski

    Casting :

    Tatiana Maksakova

    Screenwriters :

    Pavel Lounguine, Guennadi Ostrovskii

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Curvelier

    Editor :

    Sophie Brunet

    Music Composers :

    Michel Arbatz, Roch Havet, Youval Micenmarcher

    Costume designer :

    Anna Bartuli

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    Feature film

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    Russia, France

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    Majority French (Russia, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 46 min

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2005

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2005)


    Out of Competition