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Russia, 2009, 83 mn 
Colour, fiction

Ward N°6

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Палата №6


 Salle N°6 - Tchékhov

 Palata N°6

Directed by : Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexander BORODIANSKY (Александр БОРОДЯНСКИЙ), Karen SHAKHNAZAROV (Карен ШАХНАЗАРОВ)
Co-Directed by : Alexander GORNOVSKY (Александр ГОРНОВСКИЙ)
Based on Chekhov's short story of the same name.
Vladimir ILIN (Владимир ИЛЬИН) ...Raguine
Alexander PANKRATOV-CHERNY (Александр ПАНКРАТОВ-ЧЕРНЫЙ) ...Mikhaël Averianovitch
Viktor SOLOVIEV (Виктор СОЛОВЬЕВ) ...Nikita
Yevgeni STYCHKIN (Евгений СТЫЧКИН) ...Khobotov
Aleksey VERTKOV (Алексей ВЕРТКОВ) ...Gromov
Aleksey ZHARKOV (Алексей ЖАРКОВ) ...ancien médecin chef
Cinematography : Alexander KUZNETSOV (4) (Александр КУЗНЕЦОВ (4))
Production design : Lyudmila KUSAKOVA (Людмила КУСАКОВА)
Music : Yevgeni KADIMSKY (Евгений КАДИМСКИЙ)
Production : Mosfilm
Release date in Russia : 24/06/2009
Sites :, trailer
Release date in France : 2010-05-05, Site

Awards :
Best directing Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2010
First prize Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2010
Best actor Vladimir ILIN , Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2010
Best actor Vladimir ILIN , Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
Best actor Vladimir ILIN , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009

Plot synopsis
The story is based on a real life incident and centers around the head doctor of an asylum who winds up as the asylum patient. Lonely, estranged, reflecting Doctor Andrey Ragin is one of the focal characters in the work of Chekhov and the entire world literature of the 20th century.
The screenplay is an adaptation of Chekhov’s story. Preserving the story-line the authors deliberately move the scene into the present.

Commentaries and bibliography
Karen Shakhnazarov : Ward No. 6 (Palata No. 6, 2009), José ALANIZ,, 2010
Karen Shakhnazarov : Ward No. 6 (Palata No. 6, 2009) (2), Lars KRISTENSEN,, 2010
Shooting of the film was done in a real asylum, in a novel semi-documentary manner.
The screenplay of “Ward No. 6” was written in 1988 by Karen Shakhnazarov and Alexander Borodyansky, but the project was stopped due to difference of opinions with the Italian producers.
Marcello Mastroianni was to act Andrey Ragin.
The main scenes of the film were shot in the functioning mental home located in ancient Nikolo-Poshehonsky monastery in the vicinity of Moscow.
The film was shot in record time: from the November 5th to the December 2nd, 2008.
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Days of Russian cinema, Aix les Bains (France), 2015
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2013
- Internet-festival "Rossiskaya Gazeta" Dubl DV@, Different cities (Russia), 2013
- Cinéma russe avec Cannes-Cinéma au Miramar, Cannes (France), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2010
- International Film Festival "Love is Folly", Varna (Bulgaria), 2010
- Sofia International Film Festival, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2010
- Shangai International Film Festival, Shangai (China), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, Orléans (France), 2010
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2010
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2010
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2010
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2010
- Rencontres de cinéma européen, Vannes (France), 2010
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2010-05-05
- The Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin (Ireland), 2010
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2010
- Oporto International Film Festival, Porto (Portugal), 2010
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2010
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Belgrade International Film Festival, Belgrade (Serbia), 2010
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2010
- Fribourg International Film Festival, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2010
- Days of the russian cinema in Tunisia, Tunis / Sousse / Hammamet (Tunisia), 2010
- Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs (USA), 2010
- Clevelant International Film Festival, Cleveland (USA), 2010
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2009
- World Film Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2009
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2009
- Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2009
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2009
- Le Septième Art a une histoire. Cinéma russe, un week-end d'inédits, Nice (France), 2009
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2009
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2009
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2009
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2009
- Festival of New Russian Films, Vilnius (Lithuania), 2009
- "Go Russia". Focus on New Russian Cinema, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), 2009
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Days of Russian Film in Bucharest, Bucharest (Romania), 2009
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2009
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2009
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Damascus International Film Festival, Damascus (Syria), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009

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