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La traductrice (2006)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Batinova Julia Batinova ... Ira
Bruno Todeschini ... Mayard
Sergey Garmash ... Oleg
Aleksandr Baluev ... Ivan
Elena Safonova ... Marina
Nina Ruslanova ... Tante Nina
Aleksandr Adabashyan ... Père d'Ira
Vsevolod Shilovskiy ... Polesov
Georges Guerreiro Georges Guerreiro ... Butler
Jacques Michel Jacques Michel ... Juge Pacary
Brigitte Rosset Brigitte Rosset ... Jeanne Bardon
Gaspard Boesch ... Lecka
Pierre Arbel Pierre Arbel ... Procureur Delaloye
Philippe Lüscher Philippe Lüscher ... Président du tribunal
Sergei Lukiantsev Sergei Lukiantsev ... Petrovsky


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Russia | Switzerland


Russian | French

Release Date:

8 August 2006 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Переводчица See more »


Box Office


EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Nice if unusual film.
16 April 2010 | by stuka24See all my reviews

Great, "European" photography and classical music are are staple in basic Frenchie films. One talked about 80% of the time in Russian is not. While the plot is not very believable, the characters are. The film rests on the shoulders of Julia Batinova, which is a good thing. The other main character, Bruno Todeschini, is much more well known, from "Petits meurtres en famille" (TV) and lesser works (i.e. Bonhomme de chemin). Contrary to expectations, he is not at all convincing, failing to transmit anything.

Sergey Garmash is so likable as a shady guy that you almost forget about Russian maffia. Some taints of Swiss life are interesting but specially the positive look on Moscow shows where the director's heart really is. The Russian big shot does manipulate Ira in a very "Hannibal" like way, getting to her heart, her relationship with her dad (or lack of it), etc. while being indicted, and not exactly on the best position to play mental games. Not very real, again, but likable! You almost feel fond of these Russian moguls who "ok, trafficked ..., but what does it matter?" as Oleg summarized.

By not showing a too positive image of anybody, this film gains strength and interest. I liked it, but I guess it's a personal affair. If you are into "coming of age/ Bildungsroman", and or like anything Russian, you'll love it.

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