Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
Russia, 1995, 11mn 
Colour, documentary
Soldatskiy son
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Солдатский сон


 Soldier's Dream

 Le Rêve d'un soldat

Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BUROV (Александр БУРОВ)
Sound : Sergey MOSHKOV (Сергей МОШКОВ)
Companies : Lenfilm
language russe
format : Video

Plot synopsis
This film is a “sketch” for the five hour documentary “Spiritual Voices.” The material, shot by Sokurov's crew on the border of Afghanistan as Russian soldiers carry on with their frontier patrol duties, becomes a parable. The young soldiers resting after their duties personify the difficult and grave task which burdens youth: to ensure peace and calm. A young person on the border between life and death is a recurring poetic motif in Alexander Sokurov's feature films. Here the documentary footage is transformed into “a soldier on the border of peace and war.” It is a tragic theme — and a very Russian one.
Alexandra Tuchinskaya English translation by Tatiana Ussova with assistance from Benjamin Halligan.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Alexandre Sokourov : des pages cachées, Paris (France), 2010