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June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Oleg Menshikov ... Aleksei Golovin (as Oleg Menchikov)

Sandrine Bonnaire ... Marie, his wife

Catherine Deneuve ... Gabrielle Develay
Sergey Bodrov Jr. ... Sasha Vasilyev (as Sergueï Bodrov Jr)
Ruben Tapiero ... Seryozha, age 7
Erwan Baynaud ... Seryozha, age 14
Grigori Manoukov ... Pirogov
Tatyana Dogileva ... Olga (as Tatiana Doguileva)

Bogdan Stupka ... Colonel Boyko
Meglena Karalambova ... Nina Fyodorovna
Atanass Atanassov ... Viktor
Tania Massalitinova ... Anastasia Aleksandrovna

Valentin Ganev ... Volodya Petrov
Nikolai Binev ... Sergei Kozlov (as Nikolaï Binev)
René Féret ... Ambassadeur de France
Daniel Martin ... Turkish Captain
Hubert Saint-Macary ... Embassy Advisor
Jauris Casanova ... Fabiani
Joël Chapron ... Theatre Interpreter
François Caron ... Policier surveillance, Paris
Marie Verdi ... Habilleuse
Ivan Savov ... Moyta Petrov (as Yvan Savov)
Aleksandr Stolyarchuk ... Cadet Petrov (as Alexandre Stoliartchouk)
Tanya Lyutskanova ... Femme de l'invalide (as Tania Lioutskavnova)
Yuriy Yakovlev ... Vieil Homme Kommonalka (as Youri Yakovlev)

Malin Krastev ... L'ivrogne
Ivan Petrov ... L'invalide
Stefan Mladenov ... Enfant appartement
Yevgeniya Angelova ... Enfant appartement (as Evguenia Anguelova)
Mac Marinov ... Enfant appartement
Viara Tabakova ... Epouse de l'ivrogne
Dimitar Nikolov ... Chauffeur camion
Aleksey Vertinskiy ... Policier 1 Arrestation (as Alexeï Vertinski)
Pyotr Panchuk ... Père Gueorgui (as Petro Panchouk)

Kalin Yavorov ... Léonid Kozlov (as Kalin Iavorov)
Mikhail Ganev ... Dimitri
Banko Bankov ... Inspecteur Interrogatoire
Robin Cofaliev ... Officier 1 débarcadère (as Robin Kafaliev)
Plamen Manassiev ... Officier 2 débarcadère
Maxim Gentchev ... Maire de Kiev (as Maxim Guentchev)
Krassimir Rankov ... Androv
Emil Markov ... Caucasien (as Emil Marcov)
Niolina Beletskaya ... Irina (as Niolina Beletskaïa)
Igor Karalenko ... Acrobate en retard
Oleg Lissigor ... Anatoly
Tamara Aleksandrova ... Femme sélectionneur (as Tamara Alexandrova)
Iordan Gospodinov ... Chauffeur Taxi Sofia
Valentin Tanev ... Policier contrôle Bulgare
Aleksandr Stoyanov ... Policier KGB (as Alexandre Stoyanov)
Tsvetana Mircheva ... Ouvrière inhalations (as Tsvetana Mirtcheva)
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Directed by
Régis Wargnier 
 
Writing credits
Rustam Ibragimbekov  (as Roustam Ibraguimbekov) and
Sergey Bodrov  and
Louis Gardel  and
Régis Wargnier 

Produced by
Mate Cantero .... associate producer: Mate Productions
Evgeniy Gindilis .... executive producer: NTV Profit - Moscow (as Evgueni Guindilis)
Kiril Kirilov .... associate producer: Gala Films Ltd.
Stephan Kyrilov .... executive producer: Gala Films Ltd
Yves Marmion .... delegate producer
Alexander Rodnyansky .... executive producer: Studio 1+1 (as Alexandre Rodniansky)
Patrick Sandrin .... executive producer: Sofilm
Stéphane Sorlat .... associate producer: Mate Productions
Igor Tolstunov .... associate producer: NTV Profit, Moscow (as Igor Tolstounov)
Galina Toneva .... associate producer: Gala Films Ltd.
 
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Dailland 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé Schneid 
 
Casting by
Nathaniele Esther  (as Nathanielle Esther Benchimoun)
Alexander Kossev  (as Alexandre Kossev)
Zina Mamontova  (as Zinaida Mamontova)
Gérard Moulévrier 
 
Production Design by
Aleksey Levchenko  (as Alexeï Levtchenko)
Vladimir Svetozarov 
 
Art Direction by
Vitali Kholovtchouk 
Vladimir Svetozarov 
 
Set Decoration by
Rossitsa Bakeva 
Svetlana Filakhtova 
Garabed Garabedian 
Yvetta Kotcheva 
Mikhail Levtchenko 
Jean-Philippe Reverdot 
Tzvetana Yankova 
 
Costume Design by
Pierre-Yves Gayraud 
 
Makeup Department
Pascal Ferrero .... hair stylist
Patrick Girault .... hair stylist
Ivanka Gorchinina .... makeup artist
Violetta Lazarova .... makeup artist
Jocelyne Lemery .... makeup artist
Mina Matsumura .... makeup artist
Agathe Moro .... hair stylist
Atanaska Popova .... makeup artist
Marie-France Taulere .... makeup artist
Leftera Todorova .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Andreï Belous .... production manager
Gérard Crosnier .... production manager
Annie Dautane .... production supervisor: Medialab
François Pulliat .... unit manager
Erwan Riou .... assistant production manager
Stéphane Weibel .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Bojinov .... assistant director
Delphine Bonnemason .... assistant director
Christophe Cheysson .... assistant director
Alexia Hébert de Beauvoir .... assistant director
Vladimir Kapitonenko .... assistant director
Alexis Loukakis .... assistant director
Vera Zubtsova .... assistant director (as Vera Zoubtsova)
 
Art Department
Andreï Berezine .... property master
Bruno de Dieuleveult .... storyboard artist
Emil Golaroy .... property master
Christo Petrov .... property master
Anna Prisitch .... property master
Guy Vanderplaetsen .... property master
Sergei Yegorov .... property master (as Serguei Egorov)
 
Sound Department
Olivier Burgaud .... sound
Marilena Cavola .... sound editor
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound mixer
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound
Gérard Hardy .... sound
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Jean-Charles Martel .... sound mixer
Françoise Maulny .... post-synchronization (as Françoise Maulny-Lévy)
Francis Perrard .... sound stereo consultant: Dolby
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
Guillaume Sciama .... sound
Isabelle Tat .... post-synchronization
Alexandre Widmer .... assistant sound editor
Alexandre Widmer .... dialogue editor
Nick Wollage .... sound mixer (as Nick Woolage)
Nick Wollage .... sound recording engineer (as Nick Woolage)
 
Special Effects by
Eve Ramboz .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Marchetti .... opticals (as Marchetti)
François Dumoulin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Bruno Maillard .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Banon .... assistant camera
Olivier Bouyssou .... grip
Touffik Chih .... grip
Todor Chtoukov .... electrician
Gil Fontbonne .... grip
Etienne George .... still photographer
Penko Ivanov .... grip
Stanislas Kaminsky .... grip
Valery Korensky .... electrician
Gueorguy Kotov .... electrician
Borislav Krastanov .... electrician
Océane Lavergne .... assistant camera
Tchavdar Minev .... grip
Pascal Morisset .... underwater camera operator
Olivier Neveu .... electrician
Dimitar Nikolov .... grip
Pascal Pajaud .... electrician
Sergei Panteleyev .... assistant camera (as Sergeï Panteleiev)
Christophe Paturange .... assistant camera
Jérôme Peyrebrune .... assistant camera (as Pascal-Jérôme Peyrebrune)
Valentin Popov .... electrician
Catherine Pujol .... assistant camera
Philippe Reinaudo .... camera supervisor: Mediabab
Michel Revest .... underwater camera operator
Roland Savoye .... underwater camera operator
Plamen Soklev .... electrician
Plamen Vassiliev .... electrician
Aleksandr Zlatev .... assistant camera (as Alexandre Zlatev)
 
Casting Department
Alexander Kossev .... casting: Bulgaria
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Bechir .... costumer
Astrid Danielsson .... costumer
Chantal Glasman .... costumer
Anna Katchouleva .... costumer
Doriana Kebedzhieva .... costumer (as Doriana Voutchkova)
Irina Kotcheva .... costumer
Svetlana Poberezhnaya .... costumer (as Svetlana Poberejnaia)
Boryana Semerdjieva .... costumer (as Boriana Semerdjieva)
Khadija Zeggaï .... costumer
Anna Gelinova .... additional wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Eric Dardill .... assistant editor
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Liza Ignazi .... assistant editor
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Isabelle Proust .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Vasili Agapkin .... composer: song "Proschaniye Slaviansky" (as Vassili Agapkin)
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator
Emanuel Ax .... musician: piano
Anatoli Novikov .... composer: song "Smuglianka" (as Anatoly Novikov)
Roy Prendergast .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music producer
James Shearman .... conductor
Yakov Shvedov .... composer: song "Smuglianka" (as Yakov Chvedov)
Vasili Solovyov-Sedoy .... composer: songs "V tumaniye skrilas milaya Odessa" and "Solovi" (as Vassili Solovyov-Sedoi)
Aleksandr Vertinskiy .... composer: song "V stepi moldavanskoi" (as Alexandre Vertinski)
James Shearman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vitalik Belous .... production assistant
Sandra Bensadón .... press attache
Anna Brioukhanova .... production assistant
Marie-France Calif .... production secretary
Fabien Capdeville .... production assistant
Bernard Caroff .... groupman
Joël Chapron .... production advisor
Buryan Chompolov .... production assistant (as Bourian Tchompolov)
Philippe de Jesus .... caterer
Isabelle Delage .... script supervisor
Jean-Christophe Fey .... caterer
Gonzague Isle de Beauchaine .... production assistant
Larissa Khaliapina .... production assistant
Denis Khaliapine .... production assistant
Vitali Kholovtchouk .... artistic director: dance ensemble
Ivan Kirilov .... production assistant
Stefan Kirilov .... production assistant
Dimitri Kojema .... production assistant
Irina Kojema .... production assistant
Tatiana Krouchovska .... production secretary
Sergei Kuzmishov .... dialogue coach (as Serguei Kouzmichov)
Marta Laska .... production secretary
Olivier Lejort .... production assistant
Yuna Lemasson .... production assistant
Nicole Lenfant .... administrator
Xavier Machain .... caterer
Daniel Marchetti .... title designer (as Marchetti)
Valentin Marinov Pelo .... production assistant
Aleksandr Marinov .... production assistant (as Alexandre Marinov)
Ludmila Mikhailova .... coordinator: NTV Profit, Moscow
Albena Moutaftchieva .... production secretary
Pierre-Laurent Nicolas .... production assistant
Dimitar Nikolov .... production assistant
Ilya Ognev .... coordinator: NTV Profit, Moscow
Philippe Philipov .... production assistant
Lidia Pikhour .... administrator
François Pouliot .... production assistant
Karine Raphaël .... production assistant
Erwan Riou .... production assistant
Patrick Sandrin .... production assistant
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Thierry Six .... caterer
Alexandre Tchetirkine .... production assistant
Anatoly Tchouiko .... production assistant
Marusia Toshkova .... production advisor (as Maroussia Tochkova)
Jean-François Tymen .... caterer
Detchka Yossifova .... administrator
Alexei Ziounkine .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"East-West" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality
Runtime:
121 min
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Trivia:
The two main Russian actors (Oleg Menshikov and Sergey Bodrov Jr.) do not speak French. They memorized all the lines phonetically.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When Marie goes to the KGB building in Kiev and Alexei finds her there, persuading her to leave, the viewer can read a sign on the building that says, in Cyrillic letters, "Ministerstvo na..." This is a Bulgarian genitive construction, meaning "The Ministry of..." The only Slavic languages that show the genitive case in this fashion are Bulgarian and Macedonian. The genitive case is marked differently in Russian and Ukrainian, which shows that the "KGB" building could not actually have been in Kiev. This makes sense because the film was partially shot in Bulgaria.See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A "you must see" movie, 11 April 2004
Author: ocenkg from Turkey

'Est Ouest' is an impressive production based upon the true story of family comprising a Russian émigré husband, French wife and a little boy.In the heyday of Coldwar, Stalin invites all émigrés who left the country in the time of 1917 Civil War.The émigrés are promised a heaven once they promote to the restoration of order and rehabilitation of the war-torn economy.This demand is no surprising in view of the fact that Soviet Russia was the country hit by the war the most in terms of human and material resources. Once euphoric, the returnees find themselves disillusioned by old-fashioned, paranoid and corrupt political and economic fabric.

The story is capturing sometimes thrilling. I have shared the excitement, fear and hope of heroes and heroines vividly. The music of the film pulls you vividly to understand how precious one's freedom can be.Unlike some criticism that the film misdirected reality,I would confidently maintain the belief that the story of the film is only one of the hundreds of tragedies in the Iron Curtain. Stalin's notorious reputation in employing violence and pressure is nothing but a historical truth. Eastern Europe is so beautiful..Kiev and Sofya..I shall never forget the dance scene at the hotel in Sofya. What is also worth-seeing is the entry of heroes to the Greek-Bulgarian boundary on the mountains capped with snow.This is the Balkans.. I must admit that I spent much time in trying to find this film as DVD.Swedem,Norway,Denmark,Germany,Belgium..nowhere..I did not have chance to request it online.I did not have credit cards..:)) Finally,I found it in mega store Virgin( Thanks Virgin)in Paris. I have soundtrack album of this unforgettable film too. If you haven't seen this film yet, you have missed a lot! By watching and- if possible- purchasing this film, you will have done a great contribution to movie industry which suffers from prevalence of crap movies. I am still under the influence of 'Est Ouest'.I hope u shall feel the same..

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