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THE KARAMAZOV BROTHERS

by Petr Zelenka

synopsis

A theatre company from Prague arrives in Cracow to present a stage adaptation of Dostoevskij’s novel "The Brothers Karamazov" at the city’s alternative drama festival; the production is to be staged in an unusual venue – the local steelworks. As rehearsals get under way, we follow not only the emotional story examining issues of faith, immortality and the salvation of the human soul, but also the relationships within the acting troupe itself, which strangely reflect Dostoevskij’s “great” themes. The stage drama is transferred to the real world when a tragedy occurs during rehearsal involving one of the spectators...

international title: The Karamazov Brothers
original title: Karamazovi
country: Czech Republic, Poland
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Petr Zelenka
release date: CZ 24/04/2008, IT 27/03/2014
screenplay: Petr Zelenka
cast: Ivan Trojan, Igor Chmela, Martin Myšička, David Novotný, Radek Holub, Lenka Krobotová, Michaela Badinková
cinematography by: Alexander Šurkala
film editing: Vladimír Barák
music: Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
producer: Čestmír Kopecký
production: První Verejnoprávní
distributor: CinemArt, Distribuzione indipendente

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