IN THE FOG
by Sergei Loznitsa
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|
|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, UK 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|