Top Russian films being sold at the Berlin market

Berlin Daily Spotlight 2013: Russia

Break Loose
Director: Alexey Uchitel
Producers: Rock Films, Kira Saksaganskaya, Ekaterina Mtsituridze
Starring: Alexey Mantsigyn, Artur Smolyaninov, Alexander Novyn
Logline: Four cops do their old-fashioned and underpaid jobs, dreaming of a modest life.
Sales company: Rock Films, via Russian National Stand, EFM

“The Dyatlov Pass Incident”
Director: Renny Harlin
Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov, Kia Jam, Renny Harlin, Sergey Bespalov
Starring: Gemma Atkinson, Luke Albright, Matthew Stokes, Ryan Hawley, Holly Goss
Logline: Inspired by the true story of hikers who went missing in the Urals in 1959, and whose bodies were later found contaminated by radiation and torn apart by inhuman forces.
Sales company: Aldamisa Intl.

“Harmony Lessons”
Director: Emir Baigazin
Producers: Anna Katchko
Starring: Timur Aidarbekov
Logline: A student, who is obsessed with achieving perfection, decides to kill the school bully.
Sales company: Films Distribution

“Ivan Poddubny”
Director: Gleb Orlov
Producers: Nikita Mikhalkov, Leonid Lebedev, Leonid Vereshchagin, Vadim Goryainov, Valery Todorovsky
Starring: Mikhail Porechenkov, Ekaterina Shpitsa, Vladimir Ilyin, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Roman Madyanov
Logline: Story of a son of a Cossack, for whom wealth, status and fame are nothing against his ancient credo: “A Cossack gives his word only once — be it to his wife or the czar — and he keeps his word until death.”
Sales company: TBA, via Russian National Stand, EFM

“A Long and Happy Life”
Director: Boris Khlebnikov
Producers: Koktebel Films
Starring: Alexander Yatsenko, Eugene Sitiy, Anna Kotova
Logline: Tragedy of a decent man who refuses to surrender to a quagmire of greed and corruption.
Sales company: Films Boutique

“The Prophet: Mission of the Fifth Angel”
Director: Rodney James Hewitt
Producers: Alexey Izotov
Starring: Eric Roberts, Steven Baldwin, Marat Basharov, Alexey Chadov, Michael Madson, Alexander Resalin, Dimitriy Persin, John Freedman
Logline: An American reporter becomes famous for the accuracy of his political and social forecasts, however a secret behind his booming career will have unwanted results.
Sales company: Russian World Vision

“The Road To”
Director: Taisia Igumentseva
Producers: Taisia Igumentseva, Alexey Uchitel
Starring: Sergey Abroskin, Anna Rud, Sergey Podkolzin, Vladimir Gorislavets
Logline: Pic follows Sergey, an “invisible” man who works as a sales assistant.
Sales company: Rock Films, via Russian National Stand, EFM

“The Sea”
Director: Alexandra Strelyanaya
Producers: Alexey Uchitel, Kira Saksaganskaya, Alexandra Strelyanaya
Starring: Ilya Rigin, Taisia Krammi, Elena Kalinina
Logline: Love in a northern sea climate.
Sales company: Rock Films, via Russian National Stand, EFM

Director: Roman Prygunov
Producers: Petr Anurov, Fedor Bondarchuk, Dmitry Rudovsky
Starring: Mariya Andreeva, Sergei Belogolovtsev and Mikhail Efremov
Logline: Based on a bestselling novel by Sergey Minaev, “Dukhless: A Story of an Unreal Manm,” film grossed more than $13 million after its Russian release in October.
Sales company: Russian World Vision

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk
Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky, Dmitry Rudovsky, Sergey Melkumov
Starring: Petr Fedorov, Tomas Kretschmann, Maria Smolnikova, Yana Studilina, Dmitry Lysenkov, Alexey Barabash, Andrey Smolyakov
Logline: 3D Imax retelling of historic battle at Stalingrad as seen through the lens of a love triangle involving two officers, one Russian, the other German, and a Russian girl.
Sales company: Aldamisa Intl.

“The Target”
Director: Alexander Zeldovich
Producers: Dmitry Lesnevsky
Starring: Anton Khabarov, Vitaly Kishchenko, Danila Kozlovsky, Justine Waddell
Logline: Futuristic tale of Russia, where a pampered elite group of friends travel to an abandoned secret astrophysics center to regain their youth.
Sales company: Russian World Vision

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