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World Premiere

Director: Aleksandrs Petukhovs

Latvia, 2003, 81 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:2003

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Yevgenia Krukova, Dzintars Belogrudovs, Igors Klass, Larisa Totunova

Crew:Producers: Alexander Hahn, Dzintars Belogrudovs - Screenwriter: Alexander Hahn, Alexander Mahler - Editor: Jutta Brante, Kristians Strobels

Email:alex_hahn AT


A film about Love, Death, and Communism. "My dear Aleksandrs, we filmmakers are all sitting in the same train. Unfortunately there are very few seats. I will leave the train, so that you can take my place." These words by the late director Krzysztof Kieslowski inspired the maker of "The Last Soviet Movie." John F. Romanoff, a writer from Brooklyn, reveals the truth about his ancestors, who were major participants in the Russian Revolution. It is an outrageous, witty and epic tale set in Russia, complete with train rides on the trans-Siberian railway, fights with wild beasts, encounters with ballerinas, nudity and Leninism. It is at the same time entertaining and challenging, continously questioning the reality of what is happening on screen as well as off.


About the director

Born in 1967, in Riga/Latvia. Film director. Studied at the VGIK, Moscow. Lives and works in Riga and Vienna.

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