An einem Samstag

An einem Samstag

Russland / Deutschland / Ukraine 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Innocent Saturday

Saturday, 26 April 1986. A reactor tower at Chernobyl power station has exploded. The party heads play things down but Valery Kabysh, sometime drummer and now a faithful young party official has seen the panic written on the faces of those in charge and senses that every second counts. This is the true story of his failed escape.

He tries to leave the city together with Vera, the woman he loves, and his musician friends. But his life holds him back. It’s Saturday. People are out walking, shopping, celebrating weddings; children are playing outside. Caught up in this carefree hustle and bustle, every attempt he makes to leave is unsuccessful. All the while, the disaster is an invisible but ever-present figure in this story. It is as if the people are handcuffed and have lost the key. A lost passport, a broken heel, a missed train. A wedding where the musicians must play on to the end. Vera is singing in the band that at one time used to be Valery’s. And Valery is filling in for the usual drummer who is too drunk to play. What? A life-threatening catastrophe? Deadly radiation?

Even when Valery’s colleagues in the band are told what’s going on they continue to party. Another vodka! Another bottle of wine! All that counts is to carry on and be happy, even if it’s only for a moment.

It is Saturday, the sun is shining and the grass is green – still. But this Saturday is far from innocent and the people are mercilessly left to their fate.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Alexander Mindadze
Screenplay:Alexander Mindadze
Director of photography:Oleg Mutu
Optical effects:Sacha Bertram
Lighting design:Mathias Beier
Set design:Denis Bauer (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Olga Miroshnichenko
Costume design:Irina Grazdankina, Ekaterina Himicheva
Editing:Dasha Danilova, Ivan Lebedov
Sound:Jörg Theil, Tilo Feinermann
Sound assistant:Miroslav Babic
Foley artist:Peter Sandmann
Audio mixing:Michael Kaczmarek
Casting:Elena Potlova
Music:Mihail Kovalev
  
Cast: 
Anton ShaginValeri Kabysch
Svetlana Smirnova-MarcinkevichVera
Stanislav RjadinskijGitarrist
Vasilij GusovKlavierspieler
Aleksej DemidovBassist
Sergei GromovPetro
Vjacheslav PetkunKarabas
Uljana FomichevaLara
Aleksej ShljaminParteisekretär
Aleksej GalushkoMalovichko
Georgij VolynskijGorelik
  
Production company:Passashir Film (Moskau)
in co-production with:Non-Stop Production (Moskau), Bavaria Pictures GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Sota Cinema Group (Kiew)
in association with:Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Alexandr Rodnyansky, Sergej Melkumov, Matthias Esche, Alexander Mindadze, Dimitri Efremov, Oleg Kohan, Philipp Kreuzer
Producer (TV):Rainer Männel (MDR), Barbara Häbe (Arte)
Line producer:Gilbert Möhler
Associate producer:Simone Baumann, Jan S. Kaiser, Almuth Hammer
Unit production manager:Aleksandr Dashkewich
Shoot:04.06.2010-13.08.2010: Svetlodarsk, Ukraine
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2713 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2011, 126997, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 21.04.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) An einem Samstag
Weiterer Titel (RU) V Subbotu
Weiterer Titel (DE) Unschuldiger Samstag
Arbeitstitel (DE RU UA) Innocent Saturday

Versions

Original

Length:2713 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2011, 126997, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 21.04.2011