Bumaznyj soldat

Paper Soldier

Kazakhstan, early 1961. Daniel Pokrovsky, a medical officer, works for the first Soviet cosmonaut troop. Already married, Daniel finds himself in an incredibly complicated yet tender relationship with a young girl called Vera. He is in charge of the health of the future cosmonauts and can’t agree with the fact that these young men could have to sacrifice their lives for the country. His wife Nina feels the same: she doesn’t accept him participating in a project that could put human lives at risk, therefore she keeps asking Daniel to leave his job.

Director's Biography
Alexey German Jr., geboren 1976 in Moskau. Studium an der Filmhochschule Moskau VGIK. Danach realisierte er Kurzfilme, für die er internationale Preise gewann. Posledny poezd (2003) war sein Langfilm-Debüt und lief bei den Filmfestspielen in Venedig, ebenso sein zweiter und dritter Spielfilm Garpastum (2005) und Paper Soldier (2008).

Filme (Auswahl): Znamya (Banner, 1998, KF), Bolshoje Osenneje (Pole Big Autumn Field, 1999, KF), Durachki (Fools, 2001, KF), Posledny poezd (The Last Train, 2003), Garpastum (2005; Crossing Europe 2005)
European Panorama 2009
Alexey German Jr.
Russia 2008
118 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Alexey German Jr., Vladimir Arkusha
Cinematography Alisher Khamidhodjaev, Maxim Drozdov
Editing Sergei Ivanov
Music Fedor Sofronov
With Merab Ninidze, Chulpan Khamatova, Anastasya Sheveleva
Produzenten Artem Vassiliev, Sergei Shumakov Koproduktion TV Channel Russia Phenomen Films Russland T +7 495 143 9133 F +7 495 956 6180 contacts@phenomenfilms.ru www.phenomenfilms.ru