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IN THE FOG

by Sergei Loznitsa

synopsis

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation, and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. A train is derailed not far from the village, where Sushenya, a rail worker, lives with his family. Innocent Sushenya is arrested with a group of saboteurs, but the German officer makes a decision not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumours of Sushenya’s treason spread quickly, and partisans Burov and Voitik arrive from the forest to get revenge. As the partisans lead their victim through the forest, they are ambushed, and Sushenya finds himself one-to-one with his wounded enemy. Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies, and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances.

international title: In the Fog
original title: V tumane
country: Germany, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Latvia
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
film run: 127'
release date: DE 15/11/2012, CH 03/01/2013, FR 30/01/2013, GR 07/03/2013, ES 08/03/2013, HU 25/04/2013, GB 26/04/2013, IT 09/05/2013, PL 24/05/2013, PT 11/07/2013, NL 12/12/2013
screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa
cast: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergei Kolesov, Nikita Peremotovs, Yulia Peresild, Kirill Petrov, Dmitrijs Kolosovs, Stepans Bogdanovs, Dmitry Bykovskiy
cinematography by: Oleg Mutu
film editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
art director: Jurgis Karsons, Kirill Shuvalov
costumes designer: Dorota Roqueplo
producer: Heino Deckert, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries, Vilnis Kalnaellis, Galina Sementsova, Oleg Silvanovich
production: Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktions-GmbH, Rija Films, Lemming Film, Belarusfilm, GP Cinema Company/Russia
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, New Wave Films, Moviemax, ARP Sélection, Contact Film Cinematheek

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main awards/selection

Cannes Fim Festival 2012 In competition
FIPRESCI Prize
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2012 
São Paulo International Film Festival 2012 
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2012 
Mar del Plata Film Festival 2012 
FAF Belgrade 2012 
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013 
Spokane International Film Festival 2013 
Glasgow Film Festival 2013 
Portland International Film Festival 2013 
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