Igor ZAYTSEV
Игорь ЗАЙЦЕВ
Igor ZAITSEV
Russia, 2009, 110mn 
Colour, fiction
Kanikuly strogogo rezhima
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Каникулы строгого режима

 

 Hard Labor Vacation

 Vacances à régime sévère

 
Directed by : Igor ZAYTSEV (Игорь ЗАЙЦЕВ)
Writing credits : Andrei KIVINOV (Андрей КИВИНОВ), Fyodor KRESTOVOY (Федор КРЕСТОВОЙ)
Based on Fiodor Krestob and Andreï Kivinov 's novel
 
Cast
Alena BABENKO (Алена БАБЕНКО) ...Tatyana Panteleeva
Sergey BEZRUKOV (Сергей БЕЗРУКОВ) ...Viktor Sumarokov
Aleksey DMITRIEV (Алексей ДМИТРИЕВ)
Dmitry DYUZHEV (Дмитрий ДЮЖЕВ) ...Evgeni Koltsov, former policeman
Vladimir MENSHOV (Владимир МЕНЬШОВ) ...Nikolay Vyshkin
 
Cinematography : Antoine VIVAS DENISOV (Антуан ВИВАС ДЕНИСОВ)
Production design : Yelena ZHUKOVA (Елена ЖУКОВА)
Music : Ruslan MURATOV (Руслан МУРАТОВ)
Produced by : Djanik FAIZIEV (Джаник ФАЙЗИЕВ), Anatoli MAKSIMOV (Анатолий МАКСИМОВ)
Companies : Buzz Production
Film revenue in Russia : 17.6 million dollars
Release Date in Russia : 25/08/2009
 
Site : www.kanikuly-film.ru

Plot synopsis
"Can a family-oriented summer comedy “work” if its action takes place in a penal colony and its main protagonists are escaped, murderous recidivists let loose in a children’s camp? Released on multiple screens at the end of August 2009, Hard Labor Vacation was pitched as family entertainment, and is genuinely funny in parts, but it is a most peculiar comedy. It is fuelled by warm-hearted sentiment, a delicate love and a sunny retro homage to Soviet era comedies. And then—unexpectedly—a shocking and violent twist turns this mythical tale into a tragedy punctuated by a hail of bullets." <...>
Greg Dolgopolov, kinokultura.com
 

commentaries
Igor’ Zaitsev : Hard Labor Vacation (Kanikuly strogogo rezhima, 2009), Greg DOLGOPOLOV, kinokultura.com, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- Comic Film Festival "Ulybnis, Rossiya", Moscow (Russia), 2009

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