Ein russischer Sommer

Ein russischer Sommer

Deutschland / Großbritannien / Russland 2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Ein russischer Sommer


"Writer-director Michael Hoffman adapts Jay Parini′s novel
into a thrilling comic-dramatic account of Leo Tolstoy′s
final months. This Tolstoy, played with quiet authority by
Christopher Plummer, has renounced writing fiction, built
a school to educate peasants, and leads a movement
whose guiding principles are abolishing private property,
pacifism, and sexual chastity. His new secretary (the
charming James McAvoy) becomes the comic man-in-themiddle
between two formidable opponents scheming for
control of his manuscripts and money. Chertkov (Paul
Giamatti), a rigid true believer, wants to spread Tolstoyan
doctrines around the world, a would-be Paul to the
Master′s Jesus. And Sofya (Helen Mirren), Tolstoy′s wife of
48 years and the mother of his 13 children, proved her
dedication by copying War and Peace six times … by hand!
Mirren′s hairpin turns between comedy and tragic humiliation
make their marital squabbles into riveting cinema."
(Larry Gross, Telluride)



Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Michael Hoffman
Screenplay:Michael Hoffman
Director of photography:Sebastian Edschmid
Editing:Patricia Rommel
Music:Sergey Yevtushenko
  
Cast: 
Helen MirrenSofia Tolstoi
Christopher PlummerLeo Tolstoi
Paul GiamattiVladimir Chertkov
James McAvoyPrivatsekretär Valentin Bulgakov
Anne-Marie DuffSasha
Kerry CondonMasha
Patrick KennedySergejenko
John SessionsDuschan
Tomas SpencerAndrej Tolstoi
Lars JörmanJunger Tolstoi
Christian GaulIvan
  
Production company:Egoli Tossell Film (Halle)
Producer:Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens Meurer

All Credits

Director:Michael Hoffman
Assistant director:Barrie McCulloch
Screenplay:Michael Hoffman
based on:Jay Parini (Roman: Tolstojs letztes Jahr)
Director of photography:Sebastian Edschmid
Assistant camera:Philipp Dönch, Daniel Erb, Johnny Feurer
Optical effects:Markus Degen
Still photography:Stephan Rabold
Lighting design:Marc Lubosch
Key grip:Thorsten Querner
Set design:Patrizia von Brandenstein (Szenenbild), Andreas Olshausen
Prop master:Jan Rott
Property master:Ulrich Isfort
Make-up artist:Jekaterina Oertel, Lena Lazzaretto, Paul Schmidt
Costume design:Monika Jacobs
Editing:Patricia Rommel
Assistant editor:Xavier Box
Sound editor:Sebastian Schmidt (Geräusche)
Sound design:Dirk Jacob
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Music:Sergey Yevtushenko
  
Cast: 
Helen MirrenSofia Tolstoi
Christopher PlummerLeo Tolstoi
Paul GiamattiVladimir Chertkov
James McAvoyPrivatsekretär Valentin Bulgakov
Anne-Marie DuffSasha
Kerry CondonMasha
Patrick KennedySergejenko
John SessionsDuschan
Tomas SpencerAndrej Tolstoi
Lars JörmanJunger Tolstoi
Christian GaulIvan
  
Production company:Egoli Tossell Film (Halle)
in co-production with:Sam Film GmbH (München), The Andrei Konchalovsky Production Center (Moskau)
in association with:Zephyr Films Ltd. (London), Egoli Tossell Film AG (Berlin)
Producer:Bonnie Arnold, Chris Curling, Jens Meurer
Co-Producer:Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton, Ewa Karlström
Executive producer:Phil Robertson, Andrei Konchalovsky, Judy Tossell, Robbie Little
Line producer:Brian Donovan
Associate producer:Jean-Luc Ormières
Unit production manager:Klaus Spinnler
Location manager:Felix Leitermann (Motiv)
Post-production:Tina Mersmann
Original distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures Germany GmbH (Hamburg)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:3081 m, 113 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2009, 118888, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 09.2009, Telluride, USA, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 28.01.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Ein russischer Sommer
Weiterer Titel (DE RU) The Last Station

Versions

Original

Length:3081 m, 113 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2009, 118888, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 09.2009, Telluride, USA, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 28.01.2010
 

Awards

Academy Awards 2010
Nominierung, Beste Hauptdarstellerin
Nominierung, Bester Nebendarsteller
 
Festival Internazionale di Roma 2009
Silver Marc'Aurelio Jury Award, Beste Schauspielerin
 
Buchmesse Frankfurt 2009
Beste Internationale Literaturverfilmung
 
FBW 2009
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll