Director Alexander Sokurov

Production year 1998

Length 102min.

Country Russia


One day in the life of Adolf Hitler and his confidants in the spring of 1942 in his castle in the Bavarian Alps.


Award to Y. Arabov for Best Script | Cannes IFF, France, 1999

Grand Prix for the film, Award to Y. Rufanova for Best Female Lead, and Diploma | Kinotavr Open Russian IFF, Sochi, Russia, 1999

Awards to L. Mozgovoy for Best Male Lead and to Y. Rufanova for Best Female Lead, to Y. Arabov for Best Script, to A. Fyodorov and A. Rodionov for Best Camera | Golden Ram, the National Film Critics’ Awards, Russia, 1999

Award to A. Sokurov for Best Director, Press Award, and Award to Y. Rufanova for Best Female Lead | Vivat, Russian Cinema FF, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1999

Grand Prix for the film | Festival of Festivals IFF, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1999

Award for Best Director | Kingisepp FF, Russia, 2000

Award to A. Sokurov for Best Director and Special Diploma “For Visual Arts”, Press Award for the film | New Russian Cinema National Festival, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2000


Alexander Sokurov
Alexander Sokurov



Yuri Arabov

Director of Photography

Alexei Fedorov, Anatoli Rodionov

Production designer

Sergei Kokovkin


Vladimir Persov


Leonid Mozgovoy, Yelena Rufanova, Irina Sokolova, Yelena Spiridonova, Vladimir Bogdanov

Production company(ies)

Lenfilm Studio

Alexander Sokurov

Born 1951, Podorvikha, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. After graduating from high school in 1968 he entered Gorky University (Department of History). While a student he began working as a staff member for the Gorky television. In 1975-79 Sokurov studied in the Director's Department at the Moscow All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). His first feature film The Lonely Voice of a Man was highly appreciated by director Andrei Tarkovsky and later received a number of awards. Sokurov was employed by the Lenfilm Studio in 1980. At the same time he started working at the Leningrad Studio for Documentary Films, where he has made his documentaries. Alexander Sokurov acts very often not only as a director, but also as a screenwriter and director of photography in his projects. He has received many Russian and international awards. The European Film Academy listed Sokurov among the Best 100 directors of the world cinema. In 2005 his film Sun won Grand Prix at the Golden Apricot IFF.


The Lonely Voice of Man (1978-87), Maria (1978-88), Sonata for Hitler (1979-89), The Degraded (1980), Sonata for Viola. Dmitriy Shostakovitch (1981), And Nothing More (1982-87), Painful Indifference (1983-87), Evening Sacrifice (1984-87), Patience Labour (1985-87), Elegy (1986), Empire (1986), Moscow Elegy (1986-88), Days of Eclipse (1988), Save and Protect (1989), Soviet Elegy (1989), Petersburg Elegy (1990), To the Events in Transcaucasia. Newsreel No. 5, Special Issue (1990), A Simple Elegy (1990), The Second Circle (1990), Elegy from Russia (1992), A Retrospection of Leningrad (1957–1990) (2009), An Example of Intonation (1991), Stone (1992), Whispering Pages (1993), Soldier's Dream (1995). Spiritual Voices (1995), Mother and Son (1996), Oriental Elegy (1996), Hubert Robert. A Fortunate Life (1996), A Humble Life (1997), The St. Petersburg Diary. Inauguration of a Monument to Dostoevsky (1997), The St. Petersburg Diary. Kosintsev's Flat (1997), Confession (1998), The Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn (1998), dolce… (1999), Moloch (1999), Taurus (2000), Elegy of a Voyage (2001), Russian Ark (2002), Father and Son (2003), The Sun (2004), The St. Petersburg Diary Mozart. Requiem (2005), Elegy of Life (2006), Alexandra (2007), Reading Book of Blockade (2009), Intonation (2009), Faust (2011).

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