Film

The Sword-Bearer

Release date: 2006

Format: Feature film

Genre: Drama

Director: Philipp Yankovsky

Writer: Konstantin Syngayevsky

Producer: Sergey Selyanov

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Distributor: "Nashe Kino"

Actors: Artyom Tkachenko (Sasha), Chulpan Khamatova (Katya), Leonid Gromov (Roshchin), Aleksei Zharkov (Father), Aleksey Gorbunov (Klim), Tatyana Lyutaeva (Bella)

Length: 108 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

The protagonist Alexander walks through life leaving a bloody trail behind him. The hunt is on and he is the hunted. But woe is upon the hunter who manages to catch up with him. As he grows older, Alexander turns into a tool of justice. The more atrocious the crime, the crueler the punishment. Brutal and inexplicable events cut through the fabric of our reality. Alexander is too dangerous to live among people, and thus the whole world rises up against him. He possesses unearthly powers which can destroy everything that gets in their way. But suddenly a girl appears. She knows nothing of his superhuman abilities; she simply loves him. Will our hero save love that is so fragile in this cruel world? This is the drama of a man who struggles to remain human. This is a story of how flesh turns into steel.

Festivals and Awards:
25 Festival selections

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The Sword-Bearer

The protagonist Alexander walks through life leaving a bloody trail behind him. The hunt is on and he is the hunted. But woe is upon the hunter who manages to catch up with him. As he grows older, Alexander turns into a tool of justice. The more atrocious the crime, the crueler the punishment. Brutal and inexplicable events cut through the fabric of our reality. Alexander is too dangerous to live among people, and thus the whole world rises up against him. He possesses unearthly powers which can destroy everything that gets in their way. But suddenly a girl appears. She knows nothing of his superhuman abilities; she simply loves him. Will our hero save love that is so fragile in this cruel world? This is the drama of a man who struggles to remain human. This is a story of how flesh turns into steel.

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