THE LAST SOVIET MOVIE

THE LAST SOVIET MOVIE

Synopsis

The Last Soviet Movie tells the story of Brooklyn writer John F. Romanoff, and his search for the true history of his ancestors who were major participants in the Russian Revolution. Entertaining and challenging, the film defies convention and questions the reality of what is happening in front of and behind the camera.

In production as the Soviet Union closed down, THE LAST SOVIET MOVIE is shot in a radically eclectic style that mixes Sergio Leone Westerns with Tarkovsky and Monthy Python.

A tribute and satire of old soviet action heroes, THE LAST SOVIET MOVIE is both a lament for and the final nail in the coffin of what once was Soviet cinema. Eisenstein, Pudovkin and Vertov would be horrified.

WARNING: Includes fights with wild beasts, encounters with ballerinas, a ride on the transsiberian railway, nudity and Leninism.

Technical Information

2003; Latvia, Austria; Comedy, History; 79 minutes; 35mm, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; 5.1 mix; Original Language: English, Russian; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR

Alexandrs Petukhovs

WRITER

Alexandrs Petukhovs

MUSIC

Ivares Vigners

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Dzintars Belogrudovs, Alexander Hahn

CO-PRODUCER

Markus Fischer

PRODUCTION:

VISIO Studija

CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Henriks Pilipsons, Ralfs Jacobs

Dzintars Belogrudovs

Vasya / Young Nikitch / John F. Romanoff

Yevgeniya Kryukova

Verochka

Igor Klass

Old Nikitich

Voldemars Karpacs

Bad guy Karpatch / Pilot

Larisa Totunova Dasha

The witch

Ints Burans

Old Stepan / Coffin Producer

Juris Kalnins

Prisoner

Olegs Nogins

Young Stepan

Sergeys Selemenyevs

Mitka

ALEXANDER HAHN

director, born 1967 in Riga (Latvia), emigrated to West Germany in 197;, graduate of the Viennese Filmakademie. Lives and works in Vienna and Riga.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2011 Monsieur Taurins

2003 The Last Soviet Movie

1992 Daleko ot Sankt-Peterburga

TV Series

2010 Eine Couch für alle

2003 Spirello

1996 Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei

 

Short

2001 Marching Gaily

1989 Warum Neger schwarz?

2012

CINEMA MUNDI INT. FILM FESTIVAL

Mar 01 – 07

2003

 

FAIRPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION

Best Film, Best Actor

Dec 08

 

BIG KRISTAPS LATVIAN FILM AWARDS

Best Actor

May 15

coming soon…

ALEXANDRS PETUKHOVS

Born 1967 in Riga (Lativa),studied Film at the National Filmschool VGIK, Moscow. He worked as a filmcritics for the daily newspaper “Pravda “. In the 90´s he immigratred to Poland and became assistant director of Baranowski, Kieslowski and Polanski.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

1992 OKHOTA ZHIT

 

Short

1991 GAGARIN’S DEAD

1990 BREZHNIEVS FOOT

1989 GAGARIN LIVES IN US

1989 STALINS FIST

1988 CHE CHE CHE

MARKUS FISCHER

After finishing high school (1979) and job training, Markus Fis­cher began working as a cinematographer. In 1988 he passed the state-certified producer exam and founded Fischer Markus Film­produktion, based in Linz, Upper Austria. 

In 1998, Markus Fischer decided to take a further step towards more independence and founded the Vienna-based Fischer Film GmbH. 

With this company, it is Fischer’s goal to develop and produce Aus­trian films by well known filmmakers, as well as by young and tal­ented writers, directors and artists and also European Co-Produc­tions. Markus Fischer is a member of the “aafp – Association of Austrian Film Producers,” the Association of the Music and Film Industry Austria, and an EAVE graduate (Les Entrepre­neurs de l’Audiovisuel Europeen).

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2014 Kafka, Ganja, Maniacs

2007 Midsummer Madness

2005 Fremde Haut

2004 Fräulein Phyllis

 

Feature Documentary

2012 Slatin Pascha

2011 Gas Monopoly