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Alexandra (2007)

Aleksandra (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 26 September 2007 (France)
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An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.

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Aleksandr Sokurov
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Galina Vishnevskaya ... Aleksandra Nikolaevna
Vasily Shevtsov Vasily Shevtsov ... Denis
Raisa Gichaeva Raisa Gichaeva ... Malika
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrei Bogdanov Andrei Bogdanov
Sultan Dokaev Sultan Dokaev
Aleksandr Kladko Aleksandr Kladko
Serge Makarov ... Vovka
Aleksei Neymyshev Aleksei Neymyshev
Rustam Shakhgireev Rustam Shakhgireev
Evgeniy Tkachuk
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An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Russia | France

Language:

Russian | Chechen

Release Date:

26 September 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexandra See more »

Filming Locations:

Grozny, Chechnya, Russia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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(A 54:24) In Malika's house, Malika invites Alexandra to take her jacket off. Alexandra does so laboriously. 20 seconds later she's suddenly wearing it again, and works her way out of it once more. See more »

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a quiet, powerful critique of war
8 April 2008 | by kirovsashimiSee all my reviews

Galina Vishnevskaya is an uncommon and powerful character, someone you wouldn't expect in a soldier camp. still in her mischievous way she is able to ridicules both military discipline and stretch her human hand on the other side. There is a sense of positivity in this film a sign that if normal people could talk to each other than something could change in the Caucasian republics. Galina is a grandmother and she behaves uniformly when she speaks to her nephew. she behaves as good neighbor when she visits the Chechen woman. In the monochromatic world of the film, in this war zone, nothing tragic happens, but the film penetrate deeply in the mind of the viewer letting understand better how an enemy is built and how a senseless war is fought.


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