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Mausoleum (2016)

Original title: Mausoleum

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Feature film | Comedy | Thriller Duration 26:00

Grotesque and tragicomical story about the Soviet pathologist Alexei Abrikosov who eviscerated Lenin's dead body in 1924 and performed its initial enbalming. Since then, Abrikosov's and his assistant Sasha's lives have been related to taking care of Lenin's body. It is the year 1936, the era of Stalin's night-time repressions. No one can sleep, there are arrestments and executions. No one is protected from the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs), especially the élite of USSR. And then, right before the 1st of May, a fly gets into the Lenin's sarcophagus. Before the visit of the great leader Stalin, Abrikosov ...

Director: Lauri Randla

Keywords: humiliation | arrestments | life and death | cutting the dugout boat with an axe | hero | killing Communists and Jews | apartment building | providing someone an apartment | fly | International Workers' Day (1st of May) | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Comedy, Thriller
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 26:00


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Producer Peeter Urbla
Co-producer Osku Pajamäki | Ilkka Mertsola
Director Lauri Randla
Screenwriter Lauri Randla
Cinematographer Peter Salovaara
Art Director Juulia Jokinen
Costume Designer Maria Rosenqvist
Composer Lauri Randla
Sound Designer Jorma Kaulanen
Editor Leo Liesvirta


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Aleksandr Okunev - Silin | Matti Onnismaa - Stalin | Eduard Toman - Stalin’s Voice | Sergei Furmanjuk - Sasha | Ilja Nartov - Misha | Natalia Dorošenko - Abrikosov’s Wife | Andrei Lukjanov - Stalin’s Secretary | Vladimir Antip - Zinovjyv | Dmitri Kononenkov - Soldier

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 11.03.2016, Tampere Film Festival, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 2016, National Competition

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm