Marika BEYKU
Марика БЕЙКУ
Aleksandr GORDON
Александр ГОРДОН
Aleksandr GORDON
USSR, 1956, 20mn 
Black and white, fiction
The Killers
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 Les Assassins


Directed by : Marika BEYKU (Марика БЕЙКУ), Aleksandr GORDON (Александр ГОРДОН), Andrey TARKOVSKY (Андрей ТАРКОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr GORDON (Александр ГОРДОН), Andrey TARKOVSKY (Андрей ТАРКОВСКИЙ)
Yuli FAYT (Юлий ФАЙТ) ...Nick Adams
Aleksandr GORDON (Александр ГОРДОН)
Boris NOVIKOV (Борис НОВИКОВ) ...Un tueur
Vasili SHUKSHIN (Василий ШУКШИН) ...Ole Anderson
Valentin VINOGRADOV (Валентин ВИНОГРАДОВ) ...Un tueur
Sites : Page sur Allocine, page sur IMDb

Plot synopsis
The first directorial experience of Andrei Tarkovsky and Alexander Gordon. A screen version of Earnest Hemingway’s short story of the same name. Two young men clad in long black overcoats and wide-brimmed hats appear in a cafe of a backwater American town. Soon it becomes known that the strange guys are waiting for the arrival of the Swede Ole Anderson, who comes to the cafe at six sharp. They have an order to kill him…

Commentaries and bibliography
Убийцы (1956, реж. А. Тарковский, М. Бейку) - [ Les Tueurs, 1956, court métrage, A. Tarkovsky, A.Gordon, M. Beiku ],, 2020
Les courts métrages d’Andreï Tarkovski, Julien MORVAN,, 2020
Les Tueurs [Les Assassins de Andreï Takovski]. Analyse et critique, Jean Gavril SLUKA,, 2012
Les Tueurs de Andreï Tarkovski, Ciné-club de Caen,

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Art Festival, Cannes (France), 2019
- Andrey Tarkovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2017
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2017
- Cinémathèque de Toulouse : Tarkovski et autres poètes du cinéma soviétique, Toulouse (France), 2014
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2010
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2008
- Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival, Kustendorf (Serbia), 2008
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000

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