Rubljovka - Straße zur Glückseligkeit

Rubljovka - Straße zur Glückseligkeit

Deutschland 2006/2007, Dokumentarfilm

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Rubljovka Road is the traffic artery connecting the powerhouse Moscow with the Russian outback. At all times, the region bordering on Rubljovka has had a magnetic attraction for the ruling elite classes: Tsars, dictators, presidents. Of course, also present-day head of state Putin resides here. In Putin′s Russia, Rubljovka has become synonymous with wealth, social ascent and decadent lifestyles. Tell-tale signs of the past and gross excesses of Russian cut-throat capitalism have created a bizarre microcosm that does not have a parallel elsewhere in this giant empire. Nouveau riche upstarts have caused the price of property on the Rubljovka to rocket sky-high. Now the fight for the last remaining pieces of land has broken out. The last remaining huts of the poor are swept aside to make way for the palaces of the wealthy by means that could not be any more unfair or brutal. The Russian State, celebrating an imperial comeback bolstered by petrol-billions, has declared open season on the weak and poor. And hardly anyone dares to protest. No wonder Rubljovka is a strictly guarded maximum security area, where many things are hushed up and kept under wraps. In spite of grudgingly granted filming permits, the film team was constantly harassed and threatened by the Russian security service FSB, traffic police and each and every security company. Many parts were filmed with a hidden camera. Nevertheless, the film was completed.

The camera follows losers and profiteers, rich and poor, the powerful and their string puppets through their daily lives, in which the social divide has become increasingly wide. The film draws a social portrait of present-day Russia, in which Putin′s "steered democracy" increasingly assumes dictatorial features.

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Director:Irene Langemann
Screenplay:Irene Langemann (Konzept)
Director of photography:Maxim Tarasjugin
Assistant camera:Sergej Alechnovich
Editing:Kawe Vakil
Sound design:Patrick Höderath
Sound:Alexander Iwanow
Audio mixing:Tom Dokoupil, Tilo Busch
Music:Michael Langemann
Participation:Roma Romanov, Marusja Agiewa, Shanna Bullock, Nikas Safronov, Oleg Stupenkov
Production company:Lichtfilm Wolfgang Bergmann (Köln)
in co-production with:Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Wolfgang Bergmann
Producer (TV):Dagmar Mielke, Birgit Mehler, Jutta Krug, Ulle Schröder
Line producer:Tatjana Petrik
Production assistant:Julia Eisenberg
Production manager:Clemens Ehses
Shoot:04.2006-06.2006: Moskau und Umgebung
Original distributor:GMfilms (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:2658 m, 97 min
Format:HD Cam - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.12.2007, 112481, ohne Altersbschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 25.06.2007, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 13.12.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 10.06.2008, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Rubljovka - Straße zur Glückseligkeit

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Length:2658 m, 97 min
Format:HD Cam - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.12.2007, 112481, ohne Altersbschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 25.06.2007, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 13.12.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 10.06.2008, Arte
 

Awards

Sguardi Altrove, Mailand 2008
Bester Dokumentarfilm
 
Viennale 2007
Preis der Publikumsjury
 
Golden Chest International TV Festival, Bulgaria 2007
Beste Kamera
 

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