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Biographical film, epically depicting the life of the famous scientist Lev Landau.


Ilya Khrzhanovskiy


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teodor Currentzis Teodor Currentzis ... Dau
Youriy Alekseev Youriy Alekseev ... Dau
Radmila Shchyogoleva ... Nora
Lidiya Shchogolyeva Lidiya Shchogolyeva ... Lidiya Vassilievna
Denis Krasnoshapko Denis Krasnoshapko ... Baby Denis
Igor Pisarenko Igor Pisarenko ... 3-year-old Denis
Ivan Rozumeiko Ivan Rozumeiko ... 7-year-old Denis
Nikolay Voronov Nikolay Voronov ... 17-19-year-old Denis
Maria Abashova Maria Abashova ... 1st Student
Vasiliy Antipov Vasiliy Antipov ... 2nd Student
Lyokha Nikonov Lyokha Nikonov ... A boy (as Alexey Nikonov)
Alisa Popova Alisa Popova ... 1st girl
Valery Tscheplanowa ... 2nd girl (as Valery Tscheplanow)
Oleg Garkusha ... Daniil Kharms
Evgeniya Afonskaya Evgeniya Afonskaya ... A girl in the street


DAU is an ongoing experiment, evolving from a biopic about a Soviet physicist into a large scale project - part cinematic cycle, part behavioral experiment - involving hundreds of participants from around the world. Combining elements of film, theatre, science, psychology, architecture, visual arts and performance, it has created a complex and absorbing world that has to be lived as much as seen. It's release will take place in Paris, 2019. Many of its participants are celebrated figures in the fields of science, art, theatre and film and are now DAU's ambassadors. Written by Official DAU website

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Release Date:

24 January 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Дау See more »

Filming Locations:

Azerbaijan See more »


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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital


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