Sharunas BARTAS
Шарунас БАРТАС
Sharunas BARTAS
Russia / France / Lithuania, 2010, 111mn 
Colour, fiction
Eastern Drift
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 Indigène d'Eurasie


Other titles : Eurazijos aborigenas
Directed by : Sharunas BARTAS (Шарунас БАРТАС)
Writing credits : Sharunas BARTAS (Шарунас БАРТАС)
Sharunas BARTAS (Шарунас БАРТАС)
Cinematography : Sharunas BARTAS (Шарунас БАРТАС)
Sound : Vladimir GOLOVNITSKY (Владимир ГОЛОВНИЦКИЙ)
Editing : Danielius KOKANAUSKIS (Даниелиус КОКАНАУСКИС)
Other persons :
Script : Catherine PAILLE
Music : Alexander ZEKKE
Sound : Sigitas Motoras
Producers : Grégoire DABAILLY, Jurga DIKCIUVIENE
Cast : Elisa SEDNAOUI, Erwan RIBARD
Production : Lazennec et Associés, Studio Kinema, Kino Bez Graniс
Language French, Lithuanian, Russian
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 2010-12-08, Site

Awards :
First prize Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
Gena is under no illusions about his situation. In the prologue of the film, he briefly sketches out his life in a monotone voiceover: growing up without parents, receiving an "education" from his criminal uncle, initial protection money rackets in the wake of privatizations in the crumbling Soviet Union, later international drug dealing. His enemies are numerous but not easy to recognize; "life is short, the greater part of it already over". Although there is only a small chance that Gena will be able to trade in his nomadic existence between Asia and Europe for a "normal life", he takes the plunge anyway. A frantic chase across Europe thus ensues. Heading west, presumably towards the sun.

Commentaries and bibliography
Indigène d'Eurasie : la course éperdue d'un trafiquant pour s'extraire de la mafia, Isabelle REGNIER, Le Monde, 2010

Selected in the following festivals :
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2011
- Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (Italy), 2011
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2011
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2011
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2011
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2010-12-08
- International Festival of Contemporary Cinema «Zavtra / 2morrow», Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia "Kinoshock", Anapa (Russia), 2010
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Kyiv International Film Festival 'Molodist', Kiev (Ukraine), 2010

Photos and videos

Film intégral en version française