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Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Kukushka (Cuckoo)

Edition 2002
99' - 2002 - War, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: German, Russian, Finnish
Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin Composer: Dmitri Pavlov With: Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov
September 1944. Two runaways, a young Finnish sniper and an older Russian officer, find temporary shelter in the isolated hut of a young Lap woman, whose husband had been away fighting for years. The sniper and the woman speak the same language, but in different dialects, and hardly understand each other - but then neither of them knows a word of Russian. The meeting between the indoctrinated, grimly disposed Russian, who wants to kill the Finn because he wears a German uniform and the Finn, who only wants to be on his way, holds the potential for a tragic outcome. However, the Lap woman’s confident, quietly self-controlled conduct reminds both that there is more to a man than the clothes he wears or the language he speaks. A force of nature in every sense, she nurses both of them back from the brink of death and offers them common ground on which they can both meet.

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Credits

Director

Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Composer

Dmitri Pavlov

With

Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov

Scenario

Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Director of Photography

Andrey Zhegalov

Editor

Yuliya Rumyantseva

Producer

Sergey Selyanov

More information

Dialogue

German, Russian, Finnish

Countries of production

Russia

Year

2002

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