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MY JOY

by Sergei Loznitsa

synopsis

The story of truck driver Georgy. He leaves his home town with a load of goods, but he is forced to take a wrong turn on the motorway, and finds himself in the middle of nowhere. Georgy tries to find his way, but gradually, against his will, he becomes drawn into the daily life of a Russian village. In a place where brutal force and survival instincts overcome humanity and common sense, the truck driver’s story heads for a dead end...

international title: My Joy
original title: Schastye Moe
country: Germany, Ukraine, Netherlands
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
film run: 127'
screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa
cast: Viktor Nemets, Alisa Slepyan, Vladimir Golovin, Olga Shuvalova, Maria Varsami, Boris Kamorzin, Vlad Ivanov, Pavel Vorozhtsov, Dmitriy Bykovskiy
cinematography by: Oleg Mutu
film editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
art director: Kirill Shuvalov
producer: Heino Deckert, Oleg Kokhan, Leontine Petit, Marleen Slot, Joost de Vries
production: Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktions-GmbH, Lemming Film, Sota Cinema Group (UA)
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, MEDIA Programme

main awards/selection

Cannes 2010 Official Selection
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