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Release Date:
25 September 2003 (Russia) See more »
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Sometimes it's necessary to walk 1000 kilometers to find someone that's close to you.
Plot:
A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Boris Khlebnikov 
Aleksey Popogrebskiy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Boris Khlebnikov  writer
Aleksey Popogrebskiy  writer

Produced by
Roman Borisevich .... producer
Mikhail Kolodyazhny .... line producer
Andrey Murtazaliev .... executive producer
Oleg Pozdneyev .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Lutgardo Labad 
 
Cinematography by
Shandor Berkeshi 
 
Film Editing by
Ivan Lebedev 
 
Production Design by
Gennady Popov 
 
Set Decoration by
Olga Khlebnikova 
Yuri Sotnikov 
 
Costume Design by
Svetlana Mikhaylova 
 
Makeup Department
Raisa Molchanova .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sergey Kalashnikov .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Yevgeniya Pototskaya .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aleksei Arsentyev .... camera operator (as A. Arsentyev)
Milena Botova .... still photographer
 

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Also Known As:
"Koktebel" - Russia (original title)
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Runtime:
100 min | Canada:105 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Hong Kong:105 min (Hong Kong International Film Festival) | Argentina:105 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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11 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
This is not a good film., 10 March 2005
Author: (sage2@myself.com) from United Kingdom

Koktebel is a very poor film made by obviously inexperienced directors. It centres on a father and son as they make their way from Moscow to the Crimea. Without money, they have to hitch lifts, get work when they can and rely on others' generosity. The film has enormous potential that is almost completely wasted by the directors. The cinematography (which clearly could make a film like this wonderful) is bad. The directors take the 'banale detail' camera-work to a new level in a clear imitation of better Russian directors (like Tarkovsky or Sokhurov), but carry it off badly, so that it becomes boring and sentimental. This is a real shame, since the Russian landscape is exceptionally beautiful in its sparseness and this is hardly captured at all. The directors are probably trying to show the the point of view of the 11-year-old protagonist, but it results in a pretentious and cloying film. Neither the script nor the acting are so bad, but the directors make unfair demands on the child actor playing the son, spoiling what would have otherwise been a solid performance. There are occasional good scenes, but the narrative lacks continuity and is horribly self-conscious (social stereotypes appear from the wings, making it seem like the directors have a tick-list of emotions they want to convey). The continual use of music (not a bad, but an inappropriate piece by Chick Corea) compounds the sentimentality of the film. Avoid it.

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