Captain Volkonogov Escaped
  • Nordic premiere
  • International Competition
Online
In cinema
&

Captain Volkonogov Escaped

  • Natasja Merkulova, Alexej Tjupov
  • 126 min
  • Russia, Estonia, France
  • 2021
  • Fiction
Buy tickets

High-octane chase-thriller about a defected roughneck in the Soviet security service who desperately tries to avoid his hellish fate in Leningrad of the 1930s.

The respected and loyal security agent Volkonogov suspects that his days are numbered and flees, with his former colleagues on his heels. With countless human lives on his conscience, eternal torment awaits him after death, but according to a messenger from Hell, Volkonogov gets a chance to escape. He needs only obtain forgiveness from one single relative of one of his victims. Festival favorites Merkulova and Chupov (Intimate Parts, GFF 2014; The Man Who Surprised Everyone, GFF 2019) are back with an ambitious and thrilling tale which at the same time presents Stalin’s reign of terror as a nightmarish comedy, and portrays its incredible brutality without blinking an eye.


- Johan Blomqvist

Language
Russian
Subtitles
English
Original title
Kapitan Volkonogov bezhal
  • Thriller
  • Våld
  • Roadmovie
  • Omskakande
  • Kostym
  • Epok

Screenings

Directors
Natasja Merkulova, Alexej Tjupov
Screenplay
Mart Taniel , Alexej Tjupov, Natasja Merkulova
Cinematographer
Mart Taniel
Editor
François Gédigier
Music
Elena Stroganova , Matis Rei
Cast
Aleksandr Yatsenko , Anastasiya Ukolova , Nikita Kukushkin , Timofey Tribuntsev , Vladimir Epifantsev , Yuriy Borisov
Contact
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...