Russian Ark

Russian Ark

Russland / Deutschland 2001/2002, Spielfilm

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Russian Ark

An extraordinary journey through time and Russian history. The Marquis de Custine, an 18th century French diplomat with a love/hate relationship to Russia finds himself on a time trip through St. Petersburg′s fabled Winter Palace - from the times of Peter the Great to the present day.

With him, an invisible Russian filmmaker, who is confused about Russia′s position in Europe.
Together they encounter life at the Imperial Palace as it was in different ages. From little backstage love affairs in Catherine the Great′s personal theater to the last Grand Royal Ball of 1913. From Peter′s humiliation of his coarse 18th century countrymen to the Nazi′s bloody siege of Leningrad during World War II. It′s as if the Hermitage is a vessel, retaining the Russian soul until a better day, when that country once again knows where it belongs.
Russian Ark is a truly unique film - the "absolute auteur movie". Alexander Sokurov tells his story in one uninterrupted steadicam sequence, which was only recorded once. There is no editing, the film unfolds in pure real time. The filmmaker′s vision - featuring more than 2,000 actors and extras - was realized entirely "in the camera".
Russian Ark was recorded straight to hard disk in the High Definition format, for digital and for 35 mm projection, featuring a live performance by the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

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Credits

Director:Aleksandr Sokurov
Screenplay:Aleksandr Sokurov, Anatoli Nikiforov
Director of photography:Tilman Büttner
Music:Sergey Yevtushenko
  
Cast: 
Sergey DreidenMarquis de Custine
Maria KuznetsovaKatharina die Große
Leonid MozgovoySpion
Mikhail PiotrovskyEr selbst
David GiorgobianiOrbeli
Alexander ChabanBoris Piotovsky
Lev YeliseyevEr selbst
Oleg KhmelnitskyEr selbst
Alla OsipenkoSie selbst
Artem StrelnikovTalentierter Junge
Tamara KurenkovaSie selbst
Maxim SergeyevPeter der Große
Natalia NikuulenkoKatharina die Erste
Yelena Rufanova1. Dame
Elena Spiridonova2. Dame
Yuliy ZhurinNicholas
Svetlana SvirkoAlexandra Fedorovna
  
Production company:Hermitage Bridge Studio (St. Petersburg), Egoli Tossell Film AG (Berlin)
Producer:Karsten Stöter, Andrey Deryabin, Jens Meurer

All Credits

Director:Aleksandr Sokurov
Screenplay:Aleksandr Sokurov, Anatoli Nikiforov
Dialogue:Boris Khaimsky, Aleksandr Sokurov, Svetlana Proskurina
Director of photography:Tilman Büttner
Assistant camera:André Schneider
Steadycam operator:Tilman Büttner
Lighting design:Björn Susen
Set design:Yelena Zhukova, Natalya Kochergina
Audio mixing:Manfred Arbter
Choreographer:Galy Abaidulov
Music:Sergey Yevtushenko
  
Cast: 
Sergey DreidenMarquis de Custine
Maria KuznetsovaKatharina die Große
Leonid MozgovoySpion
Mikhail PiotrovskyEr selbst
David GiorgobianiOrbeli
Alexander ChabanBoris Piotovsky
Lev YeliseyevEr selbst
Oleg KhmelnitskyEr selbst
Alla OsipenkoSie selbst
Artem StrelnikovTalentierter Junge
Tamara KurenkovaSie selbst
Maxim SergeyevPeter der Große
Natalia NikuulenkoKatharina die Erste
Yelena Rufanova1. Dame
Elena Spiridonova2. Dame
Yuliy ZhurinNicholas
Svetlana SvirkoAlexandra Fedorovna
  
Voice:Klaus-Dieter Klebsch (Autor)
dubbed by:Klaus Jepsen (Marquis de Custine), Regina Lemnitz (Katharina die Große), Kaspar Eichel (Spion), Gerd Holtenau (Mikhail Piotrovsky), Horst Lampe (Orbeli), Frank Ciazynski (Boris Piotovsky), Helmut Gauß (Lev Yeliseyev), Friedrich Georg Beckhaus (Alla Osipenko), Sebastian Schulz (Talentierter Junge), Katarina Tomaschewsky (Tamara Kurenkova), Walter Alich (Peter der Große), Eva-Maria Werth (Katharina die Erste), Julia Koberstein (1. Dame), Schaukje Könning (2. Dame), Klaus Peter Hermann (Nicholas), Karl-Heinz Grewe (Alexandra Fedorovna)
Production company:Hermitage Bridge Studio (St. Petersburg), Egoli Tossell Film AG (Berlin)
in association with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/Arte (Köln), Fora Film M (Moskau), Koppfilm Productions GmbH (Berlin), NHK (Tokio), Seville Pictures Inc. (New York), Yleisradio TV 1 (Helsinki), Danmarks Radio (DR) (Kopenhagen), AST Studio ()
Producer:Karsten Stöter, Andrey Deryabin, Jens Meurer
Producer:Christiane Thieme
Line producer:Oliver Damian
Unit production manager:Katrin Springer, Mikhail Vavilov, Victor Gailiunas
Shoot:: St. Petersburg (Eremitage)
Original distributor:Delphi Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), Kulturelle Filmförderung Sachsen (Dresden), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Halle), Kultusministerium der Russischen Förderation, Filmförderung der Russischen Förderation (Moskau)
Length:2715 m, 99 min
Format:HD-Cam - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.03.2003, 93301, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 21.05.2002, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart: 01.05.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 27.12.2003, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (RU) Russkij kovceg
Originaltitel (DE) Russian Ark

Versions

Original

Length:2715 m, 99 min
Format:HD-Cam - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.03.2003, 93301, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 21.05.2002, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart: 01.05.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 27.12.2003, Arte
 

Awards

FBW 2003
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 

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