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Captain Volkonogov Escaped (2021)

Original title in Russian: Капитан Волконогов бежал

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Feature film | Thriller | Drama | Fantasy Duration 126:00

Captain Volkonogov Escaped

The events of this parable take place in a city that resembles Leningrad (USSR) in 1938. This is a tense period of political persecutions and mass fear. The Captain of the Department of Internal Affairs Fyodor Volkonogov (32) specializes in obtaining self-incrimination from persons under investigation using special methods of force. But the moment comes for the repressive system to turn the eye on its own soldiers. Volkonogov’s direct supervisor commits suicide. Fyodor foresees his own arrest and flees, thus becoming “the enemy” hunted by the colleagues. Lucky to get regular clothes Captain is looking for the shelter ...

Director: Natasha Merkulova | Aleksei Chupov

Keywords: spouse | abusing | nudity | officials | forgiving | andestuse palumine | archival repository | atesteerimine | car ride | elavad surnud | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Place of Power (Russia), Look Film (Russia)
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 126:00


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Timofey Tribuntsev - Major Golovnya | Nikita Kukushkin - 'Kiddo' Veretennikov | Aleksandr Yatsenko - Major Gvozdev

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 08.09.2021, Venice International Film Festival, Italy
  • in cinema: 06.01.2023, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Venice International Film Festival (Italy), 2021, Main Competition programme
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2021

Partners and Sponsors

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