Call number: DVD-268


SOKUROV, Aleksandr
Russkii kovcheg [Russian Ark]

Studiia Ermitazhnyi most, St Petersburg, and Egoli Tossell Film AG, Berlin, with Sluzhba kinematograii Ministerstva kul´tury Rossiiskoi Federatsii, NHK, Seville Pictures Inc, KOPP-MEDIA, WDR/ARTE, Fora Film M, AST Studio, 2002
Producers Andrei Deriabin, Karsten Stöter, Jens Meurer
Script Aleksandr Sokurov, Anatolii Nikiforov
Dialogue Boris Khaimskii, Aleksandr Sokurov, Svetlana Proskurina
Director of Photography Tilman Büttner
Visual concept and principal image design Aleksandr Sokurov
Art direction Elena Zhukova, Natal´ia Kochergina
Costume design Lidiia Kriukova, Tamara Seferian, Mariia Grishanova
Sound Vladimir Persov, Sergei Moshkov
Composer Sergei Evtushenko
Music performed by The Mariinskii Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Valerii Gergiev; State Hermitage Orchestra, St Petersburg Kamerata
Choreography Galii Abaidulov
Computer Graphics KOPPFILM GmbH studio

The stranger 			Sergei Dreiden
Catherine the Great		Mariia Kuznetsova
The spy				Leonid Mozgovoi
Mikhail Piotrovskii		Himself
Orbeli				David Giorgobiani
Boris Piotrovskii		Aleksandr Chaban
Lev Eliseev			Himself
Oleg Khmel´nitskii		Himself
Alla Osipenko			Herself
Talented boy			Artem Strel´nikov
Tamara Kurenkova		Herself
Peter the Great 		Maksim Sergeev		
Catherine the Great 		Natal´ia Nikulenko		
First lady 			Elena Rufanova		
Second lady 			Elena Spiridonova		
Nicholas I			Iulii Zhurin
Aleksandra Fedorovna, the consort of Nicholas I
				Svetlana Svirko
First cavalier			Konstantin Anisimov
Second cavalier			Aleksei Barabash
Third cavalier			Il´ia Shakunov
Fourth cavalier			Aleksandr Kulikov
Nicholas II			Vladimir Baranov
Aleksandra Fedorovna, the consort of Nicholas II
				Anna Aleksakhina
Military official 		Valentin Bukin		
Museum attendant		Svetlana Gaitan
Grandee of Catherine the Great	Vadim Gushchin
Master of Ceremonies		Kirill Dateshidze
First card player		Mikhail Dorofeev
Maid of Honour of Catherine the Great
				Valentina Egorenkova
Museum official			Oleg Efremov
Court official			Sergei Losev
Lord Chamberlain		Vadim Lobanov
Court Minister			Vladimir Lisetskii
Court official			Kirill Miller
Court official 			Viktor Mikhailov		
Museum official 		Sergei Muchenikov		
Court official			Sergei Nadporozhskii
Grandee of Catherine the Great	Iurii Orlov
Museum official			Aleksandr Razbash
Under-tutor of the Heir		Vladimir Sevast´ianikhin
Widow				Svetlana Smirnova
Chancellor Nesselrode		Boris Smolkin
Second card player		Evgenii Filatov
Minister of Peter the Great	Aleksandr Malyshkin
Insane Italian			Iurii Khomutianskii
Marshal				Anatolii Shvederskii
95 minutes
In Russian with optional English subtitles

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SOKUROV, Aleksandr
Rober. Schastlivaia zhizn´ [Hubert Robert. A Fortunate Life]

Gosudarstvennyi Ermitazh, Studiia Ermitazhnyi most, 1996
Film in the 'Mir Ermitazha' programme
Project co-ordinator V.Iu. Matveev
Producer Andrei Deriabin
Executive producer Viktor Gailiunas
Text Aleksandr Sokurov
Photography Aleksei Fedorov
Sound Vladimir Persov
Editor Leda Semenova
Music Albinoni, Glinka, Mozart, Chiakovskii, in instrumental versions by Sergei Evtushenko

27 minutes
In Russian with English subtitles

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ESTERMANN, Knut
In One Breath. Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark

Egoli Tossell Film AG and Studiia Ermitazhnyi most, 2003
Producers Jens Meurer, Karsten Stöter, Andrei Deriabin
Text Knut Estermann
Editing and postproduction Jörg Hauschild
Camera Michal Bukojemski, Dmitrii Shevelev, Aleksandr Degtiarev, Christine A. Maier, Stefan Ciupek, Jens Meurer
Narrator Christa Lewis
Interviews with Aleksandr Sokurov, Sergei Ivanov and Hens Meurer by Christiane Giesen
Interviews with Mikhail Piotrovskii and Valerii Gergiev by Andrei Deriabin
Interviews with Tilman Büttner and Ron Holloway by Knut Estermann

43 minutes
In Russian, English and German with English subtitles

DVD
Region code 2
Aspect ratio Enhanced for widescreen TVs
Languages English subtitles on all three films. The subtitles on Russian Ark are optional.
Features Theatrical trailer
Biographies and filmographies for the director, Aleksandr Sokurov and the director of photography, Tilman Büttner.
Production notes leads to a] Notes by Professor Mikhail Piotrovskii, Director of the State Hermitage Museum [text]; and b] The State Hermitage Museum [text].
Weblinks when played through a computer.
Source Artificial Eye

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