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by Kirill Serebrennikov


Russia 1904. Dr. Ragin runs a provincial mental hospital and whiles away his lonely evenings by reading medical literature. A new report by Viennese psychiatrist Himmelsdorf inspires the Russian doctor in his job: Insane can be healed if they are being taken seriously by their "illusion". Ragin tries out these theories that are being considered as offending ami finds himself floating closer and closer towards the world of the "crazy".

Based a novel by Anton Chekhov.

international title: Ragin
original title: Ragin
country: Austria, Russia
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Kirill Serebrennikov
film run: 110'
screenplay: Michail Ugarov, Dmitrij Zverkov
cast: Alexei Guskov, Alexandr Galibin, Dmitrij Mular, Agrippina Steklova, Julian Weigend
cinematography by: Artur Gimpel
film editing: Lidija Volokhova, Kirk von Heflin
art director: Pavel Parkhomenko. Isidor Wimmer
producer: Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker, Alexei Guskov
production: Dor Film, F.A.F. Studio (RU)
backing: Vienna Film Fund
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