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by Andrei Konchalovsky


Cechnya 1996. Janna is a patient in a psychiatric unit on the Russian border where chaos breaks out after the staff abandon the hospital. The patients are free to organise their lives and some decide to leave but the awful sounds of war stop them in their tracks.

international title: The House of Fools
original title: Dom Durakov
country: France, Russian Federation
sales agent: Roissy Films
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky
film run: 104'
release date: IT 31/01/2003, EE 21/03/2003, FR 06/08/2003, NO 22/08/2003, BE 15/10/2003, GR 14/11/2003
screenplay: Andrei Konchalovsky
cast: Bryan Adams, Julija Vysotskij, Sultan Islamov, Evgenij Mironov, Stanislav Varkki, Elena Fomina
cinematography by: Sergueï Kozlov
film editing: Olga Grinšpun
art director: Lioubov Skorina
costumes designer: Svetlana Walter
music: Edouard Artemiev
producer: René Cleitman, Jean- Philippe Labadie, Andrei Konchalovsky, Felix Kleiman
production: Bac Films, Persona (RU)
distributor: Bac Films, Baltic Development Group (EE), Arthaus (NO), Istituto Luce (IT), Art Free (GR)


main awards/selection

Venice 2002 Official Competition

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