Aleksandr YAKIMCHUK
Александр ЯКИМЧУК
Aleksandr YAKIMTCHOUK
Russia / Netherlands / USA, 2010, 110mn 
Colour, fiction
The Fifth Execution
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Ключ Саламандры

 

 Rescue Team

 Klyuch Salamandry

Russian subtitle : Пятая казнь
 
Directed by : Aleksandr YAKIMCHUK (Александр ЯКИМЧУК)
Writing credits : Sergey_2 BONDARENKO (Сергей_2 БОНДАРЕНКО), Aleksandr PROKOPOVICH (Александр ПРОКОПОВИЧ), Igor SHPRITS (Игорь ШПРИЦ), Katerina VETROVA (Катерина ВЕТРОВА), Aleksandr YAKIMCHUK (Александр ЯКИМЧУК)
 
Cast
Oleg CHERNOV (Олег ЧЕРНОВ)
Aleksey GORBUNOV (Алексей ГОРБУНОВ) ...general
Valery NIKOLAYEV (Валерий НИКОЛАЕВ)
Valery SOLOVYOV (Валерий СОЛОВЬЕВ) ...Vadim
 
Cinematography : Garik ZHAMGARYAN (Гарик ЖАМГАРЯН)
Produced by : Katerina VETROVA (Катерина ВЕТРОВА)
Other persons :
Actors :
Fedor EMELIANENKO ...Fedor
Michael MADSEN ...Rick
Rutger HAUER ...Mr. Hunt
Pawel DELAG ...Ivanych
Geoffrey GIULIANO ...One Eye John
Production : Arsenal TV studio
Film revenue in Russia : 1.237 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 24/03/2011
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2013-03-05, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Zylo. 2013. Titre : Rescue Team.
Sur une île Asiatique, une équipe de scientifiques étudie la récente apparition d un virus mortel. Ce dernier prend la forme d une maladie dégénérescente et les habitants locaux en sont les premières victimes. Après avoir découvert l'existence d un « élixir de vie », les scientifiques vont disparaître en laissant derrière eux un message d alerte concernant cette terrible maladie qui se propage rapidement. Les forces armées internationales et des mercenaires prêts à tout, débarquent sur l'île avec un enjeu majeur, la survie de l'humanité pour certains mais surtout de nombreux intérêts personnels.

Plot synopsis
An outbreak of an unknown virus infecting the livestock has occurred on a small island in South East Asia. A specialist from an international charity mission, Maria (Anna Geller), who has been following this outbreak, learns about a case of similar symptoms in humans and arrives to the remote village in the jungle, where the locals are hurriedly burning all the diseased animals. Maria is shocked with the results of her discovery. Suddenly a rather large group of deadly mercenaries, lead by Rick (Michael Madsen), invades this peaceful village brutally murdering anyone in sight. Maria manages to send to Russia the primary data on this virus; the virus which causes irreversible changes in human mind and brings about suicidal tendencies.
There is no news about Maria after that for several weeks. So an elite SWAT squad (Pawel Delag, Fedor Emelyanenko, Valeriy Nikolaev and Oleg Chernov) is sent to search for Maria, a Russian scientist who turns out to be the daughter of a quite substantial family in Russia.
An unexpected turn is that by the order form FSB General the squad also includes a number of civilians: a microbiologist, Vadim (Valeriy Soloviev), his assistant Julia (Julia Gorshenina), and a young computer wiz, Max (Alexander Lenin). What is the real aim of this mission and what does the tight-lipped Korean Special Services agent Jang Hyun Woo (Kim Bo Sung) added to the squad perhaps as a guide conceal? What is the real threat of this god forsaken island and what is the secret of the ultimate force behind Rick who has confidential connections with the dazzling and unbelievably rich pharmaceutical tycoon Mr. Hunt (Rutger Hauer)? The twists and turns of the detective plot and vivid action scenes give birth to a psychological story. Why is the life of every person as valuable as the lives of some millions? Why in certain circumstances somebody else’s life becomes more precious that your own? Finally, why our duty and the truth are above the laws and accepted rules?
They will have to untangle a web of plotting, overcome horror and pain and come close to revealing a frightful mystery. But there is no chance for them to go back, they have no choice left.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
The 5th Execution [La Clé de la Salamandre], de Aleksandr Yakimchuk, Paplathune, darksidereviews.com, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2013

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