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Ward No. 6

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Year of participation 2010
Program Non-competition Programs

Ward No. 6
Producer(s) Karen Shakhnazarov
Director(s) Karen Shakhnazarov
Script Alexander Borodyansky, Karen Shakhnazarov, story by Anton Chekhov
Director of Photography Alexander Kuznetsov
Production designer Lyudmila Kusakova
Music by Yevgeni Kadimsky
Sound Gulsara Mukataeva
Edit Irina Kozhemyakina
Cast Vladimir Ilyin, Alexey Vertkov, Alexander Pankratov-Chyorny, Evgeny Stychkin, Victor Solovyev, Alexey Zharkov, Albina Evtushevskaya
Production company(-ies) Mosfilm Cinema Concern 1 Mosfilmovskaya Street 119991 Moscow, Russia Tel.: (7499 1439785) Fax: (7499 7059303) Email: referent@mosfilm.ru
 

Synopsis

The film is a screen version of the mysterious, paradoxical and disturbing story by Chekhov, which, in all honesty, can be called the most pessimistic and also the most life-asserting work of the author. The story is based on a real-life incident and focuses on the head doctor of an asylum who winds up a patient in it. Lonely, estranged, reflecting, Doctor Andrey Ragin is one of the prominent characters in the works of Chekhov – and the entire world literature of the 20th century. Preserving the story-line the authors deliberately move the scene into the present. The film was shot in a real asylum, in a novel semi-documentary manner.

Awards
Silver St. George/Best Actor (Moscow IFF, 2009), Directors' Week Special Jury Award (Fantasporto IFF, 2010)

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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