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LOST IN SIBERIA

by Ralf Huettner

synopsis

The shy logistician of a German mail order company, Matthias Bleuel, is send to Kemerovo in Siberia from his Russia - sentimental boss to accomplish a German work flow system in the Russian subsidiary company. He says yes simply because he is too weak to say no. Siberia, of all places! Equipped with down coat and pepper spray Bleuel expects to face danger, snow and ice. But in the mystic summer landscape he soon falls in love with traditional singer Sajana and can't recognise himself any more. The donnish logistician becomes a hotspur who believes in ghosts! Stumbling at first, but more and more self confident he moves into a new world and puts everything on risk to win the love of Sajana - and to say goodbye to former Matthias Bleuel.

international title: Lost in Siberia
original title: Ausgerechnet Sibirien
country: Germany, Russian Federation
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Ralf Huettner
release date: DE 10/05/2012, AT 20/07/2012
screenplay: Michael Ebmeyer, Minu Barati, Ralf Huettner
cast: Katja Riemann, Joachim Król, Armin Rohde, Vladimir Burlakov, Michael Degen, Svetlana Tsvichenko, Zoya Buryak, Yuliya Men, Anna Lutsteva, Michael Deffert, Nina Semenova, Nesipkul Umarbekova, Mandzhieva Gilyana, Dimitriy Podnozov, Svetlana Smirnova, Aleksandr Garkushenko, Yuriy Zarubin, Andrei Sharkov
cinematography by: Stefan Ciupek
film editing: Horst Reiter
costumes designer: Andreas Janczyk
music: Stevie Be-Zet, Ralf Hildenbeutel
producer: Minu Barati, Skady Lis, Sergei Selyanov
production: cine plus Filmproduktion, Jooyaa Filmproduktion Berlin, Getaway Pictures, Kinokompaniya CTB
backing: Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF)
distributor: Majestic Filmverleih, Filmladen
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