Film

The Story of an Appointment

Release date: 6 September 2018

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama

Director: Avdotya Smirnova

Writer: Avdotya Smirnova, Anna Parmas, Pavel Basinsky

Director of photography: Maxim Osadchy

Producer: Natalia Smirnova, Oksana Barkovskaya, Anatoly Chubais, Sergey Selyanov, Victoria Shamlikashvili

Production: Russia

Production Companies: Globus Film, CTB Film Company

Actors: Alexey Smirnov, Evgeny Kharitonov, Filipp Gurevich, Irina Gorbacheva, Elizaveta Yankovskaya, Igor Zolotovitsky, Anna Mikhalkova, Sergey Umanov, Anna Parmas, Andrey Smirnov, Lukas Simlat, Alexey Makarov, Gennadiy Smirnov, Kirill Vasiliev, Tatiana Kolganova, Anna Rytsareva

Length: 112 min.

Colour: Colour

A heartbreaking and tragic story about the events that involved Count Leo Tolstoy himself. A war crime is committed in an infantry regiment in the Tula region, where lieutenant Gregory Kolokoltsev – inspired by progressive ideas – sets off to do military service from the capital. The soldier, who is charged with the crime, faces a military tribunal and execution. Kolokoltsev turns for help to Count Tolstoy, who decides to defend the innocent. An edgy story, based on real events, about the complexity of choice and commitment to one’s ideals.

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The Story of an Appointment

A heartbreaking and tragic story about the events that involved Count Leo Tolstoy himself. A war crime is committed in an infantry regiment in the Tula region, where lieutenant Gregory Kolokoltsev – inspired by progressive ideas – sets off to do military service from the capital. The soldier, who is charged with the crime, faces a military tribunal and execution. Kolokoltsev turns for help to Count Tolstoy, who decides to defend the innocent. An edgy story, based on real events, about the complexity of choice and commitment to one’s ideals.

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