December 27, 2017

First Screening of the Final Trailer and Character-Posters for The Scythian

Character-posters and the final trailer for The Scythian, scheduled for release on January 18.

Producer Sergey Selyanov: “This is not, strictly speaking, a historic film, even though the events that unfold in it take place a millennia ago. It’s a fantasy film heavily based on the events of our distant past, in which Paganism was being replaced by new forms of civilizations, and the conflicts that arose from the clashes between them.”

Director Rustam Mosafir:The Scythian is an action drama that uses a historical backdrop. Not much is known about the Scythians, as they didn’t have writing, and their language has not been preserved in any form. All that has survived are a few kurgans and disparate records in ancient chronicles. A great deal is left to the imagination. I’m personally fascinated by their brutal customs. Just like in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypse, the natives are extremely cruel, their laws are harsh, their sacrifices are bloody, but we watch it and can’t tear ourselves away from the screen. I hope our film will have a similar impression on the viewers. We tried to make a large-scale, action-packed film. We paid special attention to the visuals: sets, locations in Crimea, costumes by Nadezhda Vasilieva, fight scenes, and an intriguing story and rich emotional content.”


The film’s events unfold during the times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. Their few remaining descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the “waves of Ares.” Lutobor, is a soldier with a difficult task to accomplish. He becomes involved in internecine conflicts and sets off on a perilous journey to save his family. His guide is a captive Scythian by the name of Weasel. Lutobor and Weasel are enemies. They pray to different gods but must embark on this journey together. They brave the wild steppes, moving toward the last haven of the Scythians, to what seems to be their inevitable demise…

Studio: CTB Film Company
Producer: Sergey Selyanov
Director: Rustam Mosafir
Screenplay: Vadim Golovanov, Rustam Mosafir
Director of Photography: Sergey Fevralev, Alexander Kharin
Editing: Andrey Nazarov
Designer: Andrey Nazarov
Costume design: Nadezhda Vasilieva
Score: POTIR

In theatres from January 18

Aleksey Faddeev as Lutobor
Vitaly Kravchenko as Yar
Alexander Kuznetsov as Weasel
Victor Solovyov as Anagast
Saido Kurbanov as Gonchak
Rustam Mosafir as Kumai
Elena Solomina as Midwife
Aleksey Ingelevich as Priest Berendeev
Boris Zverev as Berendey
Oleg Rudenko-Travin as Guard of Perun
Alexander Samoylov as Troyan
Sergey Tsepov as Merchant Goiko
Andrey Fomin as Prov
Alexey Ovsyannikov as Luchezar

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