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Euro Cinema

Director:  Roman Balayan
Cinematography:  Bogdan Verzhbickiy
Producer:  Oleg Kohan
Music:  Vadim Khrapachyov
Screenplay:  Rustam Ibragimbekov
Cast:  Oksana Akinshina , Andrey Kuzichev , Oleg Yankovskiy , Egor Pozenko , Sergey Romanyuk
Production:  Sota Sinema Group
Birds of Paradise
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In Bruges
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
The Witman Boys
Wild Dogs
Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise
Ukraine , 2008, 94 min, color
Awards:  Moscow 2008 - "Competition"

The action of the film takes place in the early 80s in USSR. The times of the public mass prosecutions seem to be over by now, but still it is forbidden to listen to the foreign radio stations, and people still feel unsafe talking to strangers about what they really think. Every knock on the door still makes people nervous. They can only dare to say the truth in their own homes, sitting on a kitchen with the curtains shut up. And still there are typewritten books of the so called samizdat, which people only risk to give to the tried and true friends, scared of the prosecutions that might follow. KGB monitors telephone lines, spying on politically unreliable citizens, trying to annihilate every nonconformist thought. The heroes of the film are destined to make a stand against the cruel government machine, to risk their lives and to prove that nothing can stop the human being on his way to freedom.

Roman Balayan
Roman Balayan was born in 1941 in Azarbeijan. In the period of 1959-1961 he worked as an actor in Stepanakert theatre. From 1961 to 1964 he studied on directors faculty of Erevan institute of theatre. In 1969 he graduated from the directors faculty of Kievan state institute of theatrical arts. Debuted in cinema as the director in 1973 with the film Effect Romashkina. He also wrote screenplays for the most of his films. Since then his films won many awards, including Golden Bear for Lone Wolf in 1978.
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