Chechen Republic, present day. Russian troop positions. Aleksandra Nikolaevna is a grandmother who has come to see her grandson, one of the best officers in his unit. She will spend a few days here, and will discover a new world. In this male world there are no women, no warmth or comfort. Daily life is meagre, people are shy of their feelings here. Or maybe there simply isn’t time or energy for feelings. Every day and every hour, questions of life and death are decided here. And yet it is still a world populated by people.

European Panorama 2008
Alexander Sokurov
Romania / France 2007
92 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Alexander Sokurov
Cinematography Alexander Burov
Editing Sergei Ivanov
With Galina Vishnevskaya, Vasili Shevtsov, Raisa Gichaeva, Evgeni Tkachuk, Andrei Bogdanov
Produzent Andrei Sigle Koproduzent Loran Danielu Proline Film 197022 Kamenoostrovsky prospect 29, office 34 St. Petersburg Russland T +7 812 23 1051