Sergey SNEZHKIN
Сергей СНЕЖКИН
Sergueï SNEJKINE
USSR, 1991, 123mn 
Colour, fiction
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 The Defektor

 Le Transfuge

 
Directed by : Sergey SNEZHKIN (Сергей СНЕЖКИН)
Writing credits : Aleksandr KABAKOV (Александр КАБАКОВ), Sergey SNEZHKIN (Сергей СНЕЖКИН)
Based on Alexander Kabakov’s novel of the same title.
 
Cast
Viktor ARISTOV (Виктор АРИСТОВ)
Nikolay EREMENKO sr. (Николай ЕРЕМЕНКО ст.)
Sergey_4 IVANOV (Сергей_4 ИВАНОВ)
Leonid KULAGIN (Леонид КУЛАГИН)
Yuri KUZNETSOV (Юрий КУЗНЕЦОВ) ...Kornev
Yuri OSKIN (Юрий ОСЬКИН)
Nadezhda ZHIVODEROVA (Надежда ЖИВОДЕРОВА)
Era ZIGANSHINA (Эра ЗИГАНШИНА)
 
Cinematography : Vladimir BURYKIN (Владимир БУРЫКИН)
Production design : Pavel PARKHOMENKO (Павел ПАРХОМЕНКО)
Music : Aleksandr KNAIFEL (Александр КНАЙФЕЛЬ)
Companies : Lenfilm, Troitskiy Most, B&RIK
 

Awards :
Prix de la Critique internationale (FIPRESCI) à Moscou, 1991

Plot synopsis
The lead character of the film is a journalist and TV reporter. He is also a dissident and a police informer, who has long complicated relations with the authorities. Tired and dissatisfied with everything and above all, with himself, he decides to concentrate on his purely professional activities. Accidentaly he gets hold of the original documents about preparation of a communist coup. The journalist makes his choice — he will never return to his former life. Any danger, any punishment would be better than lies and compromises with his conscience.
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2011