email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on LinkedIn share on reddit pin on Pinterest


by Gabriele Salvatores


The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, Kolima and Gagarin, gradually become fierce enemies as they find themselves on opposite sides of the strict code of honour of the ‘honest criminal’ brotherhood. A story of a disappearing world and of children learning right from wrong in a criminal gangland, this is a heartbreaking story of two boys who try to overcome who they are and where they are from. They may be destined for a life of violence. But can they live this life with honour?

international title: Siberian Education
original title: Educazione siberiana
country: Italy
sales agent: WestEnd Films
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Gabriele Salvatores
film run: 100'
release date: IT 28/02/2013, ES 30/10/2015
screenplay: Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia, Gabriele Salvatores
cast: John Malkovich, Arnas Fedaravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Peter Stormare
cinematography by: Italo Petriccione
film editing: Massimo Fiocchi
art director: Rita Rabassini
costumes designer: Patrizia Chericoni
music: Mauro Pagani
producer: Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini
production: Cattleya, RAI Cinema
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution, Paycom Multimedia

Privacy Policy