Vladimir ALENIKOV
Владимир АЛЕНИКОВ
Vladimir ALENIKOV
Russia, 2008, 125mn 
Colour, fiction
God’s Smile or an Odessa Story
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Улыбка Бога, или чисто одесская история

 

 Le Sourire de Dieu ou une pure histoire d'Odessa

 Ulybka Boga, ili chisto odesskaya istoriya

Other titles : Ход котом, или чисто одесская история
 
Directed by : Vladimir ALENIKOV (Владимир АЛЕНИКОВ)
Writing credits : Vladimir ALENIKOV (Владимир АЛЕНИКОВ), Georgi GOLUBENKO (Георгий ГОЛУБЕНКО)
 
Cast
Armen DZHIGARKHANYAN (Армен ДЖИГАРХАНЯН)
Mariya GORBAN (Мария ГОРБАНЬ)
Roman KARTSEV (Роман КАРЦЕВ)
Sergey MIGITSKO (Сергей МИГИЦКО)
Aleksandr PANKRATOV-CHERNY (Александр ПАНКРАТОВ-ЧЕРНЫЙ)
Nina USATOVA (Нина УСАТОВА)
Ivan ZHIDKOV (Иван ЖИДКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Kirill DAVIDOFF (Кирилл ДАВИДОФФ)
Music : Igor ZUBKOV (Игорь ЗУБКОВ)
Sound : Stéphane ALBINT (Стефан АЛЬБИНЕ), Aleksandr VARTANOV (Александр ВАРТАНОВ)
Produced by : Vladimir ALENIKOV (Владимир АЛЕНИКОВ), Georgi GOLUBENKO (Георгий ГОЛУБЕНКО), Valery GORELOV (Валерий ГОРЕЛОВ)
Production : Pictures Forever And Ever
Film revenue in Russia : 0.049 million dollars
 

Awards :
Best actor Ivan ZHIDKOV , Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2009
Audience Award Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008

Plot synopsis
A Russian-American student from Chicago is forced to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandfather - he has to travel to Odessa, Ukraine, to bring back his grandfather's cat... A Russian-American student from Chicago is forced to fulfill the last wish of his ailing grandfather - he has to travel to Odessa, Ukraine, to bring back his grandfather's cat...
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2009
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2008
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2008

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