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Roads to Koktebel (2003)

Koktebel (original title)
A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black Sea, to start a new life with the father's ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gleb Puskepalis ... The Son
Igor Chernevich ... The Father
Evgeniy Sytyy ... Railway inspector
Vera Sandrykina ... Tanya
Vladimir Kucherenko ... Mikhail
Agrippina Steklova ... Kseniya
Aleksandr Ilin ... Truck driver
Anna Frolovtseva ... Tenant
Lyubov Rozanova Lyubov Rozanova
Alexander Poslovsky Alexander Poslovsky
Sergei Kushnarenko Sergei Kushnarenko
Sergey Shinkarenko Sergey Shinkarenko
Yuri Panchishin Yuri Panchishin
Tatiana Korol Tatiana Korol
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A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black Sea, to start a new life with the father's sister. After they are stopped by a train guard, they continue their travel on foot. The father battles against his alcohol addiction and the son is fascinated with the idea of flight. One rainy day an old man accepts them in his house in return for the repair of the roof. The father gives in to the alcohol offered by the old man, who in a drunken brawl accuses him of stealing money and shoots him. A young female village doctor takes care of him and a romantic relationship between the two ensues. The father feels reluctant to continue the journey. The son leaves alone and a truck driver gives him a ride to Koktebel. However, his aunt has left for the summer. Written by Alkistis Zografou

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Sometimes it's necessary to walk 1000 kilometers to find someone that's close to you.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminos a Koktebel See more »

Filming Locations:

Koktebel, Crimea, Ukraine

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,642
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| | | (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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10 January 2004 | by LE020See all my reviews

Good cinematography will only take you so far. However, amazing cinematography will carry your film by itself. And that's just the start...Acting is well above average, and the writing, although somewhat resembling the "Russian soul" in its mystique and lack of structure, nevertheless fulfills its duty: to get to the hearts of those who for some unknown reason would not find themselves enchanted by the visuals alone...


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