Александр РОГОЖКИН
Russia, 2008, 94mn 
Colour, fiction
The Game / The Match
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Directed by : Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN (Александр РОГОЖКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr ROGOZHKIN (Александр РОГОЖКИН)
Aleksey BULDAKOV (Алексей БУЛДАКОВ) ...Ernest Berg, gardien
Liubov LVOVA (Любовь ЛЬВОВА) ...Macha, femme de ménage
Yuri STEPANOV (Юрий СТЕПАНОВ) ...Zvonov, administraeur
Daniil STRAKHOV (Даниил СТРАХОВ) ...Azis
Artiom VOLOBUYEV (Артем ВОЛОБУЕВ) ...Kolia Kassatkine, administrateur
Cinematography : Aleksandr SMIRNOV (Александр СМИРНОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr ZAGOSKIN (Александр ЗАГОСКИН)
Sound : Anatoli GUDKOVSKY (Анатолий ГУДКОВСКИЙ)
Produced by : Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Production : TPO "Rok"
Film revenue in Russia : 0.340 million dollars

Plot synopsis
Sports comedy
Moscow, 2018, the world championship in football. All eyes are transfixed on the training camp of the Russian team, where the players practice during the remaining days before the match. All those who work here help them win : the coaches, managers, doctores, wtchmen and even the cleaners. The outcome of the decisive match depends on those people. They all selflessly surrender to football. However, some strange, and at the times funny, events begin to occur on the camp. Someone wants to take advantage of the match, or someone on the contrary wants to assist. The heroes try to undestand what is going on. And here the final begins. All eyes are glued to the screens. Can our players beat the contenders ? Will they win ?
Source : Moscow Film Festival

Commentaries and bibliography
Aleksandr Rogozhkin : The Game (Igra, 2008), Jasmijn VAN GORP,, 2009

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus (Germany), 2008
- Russian Film Festival, Riga (Latvia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2008