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by Pavel Lounguine


Locating one’s elderly uncle in the States – everyone has dreamed of it, but finding one’s ancestors can take a whole life. So, what could be more normal for Baruch Pintzik, Andrew Gritsyne, Irène Uber, and Samuel Goldman than to accept the offer of a specialist agency’s services? T Resignation gives way to hope when they cross paths with Edik Letov, a young adventurer. He persuades the inhabitants of a small Ukrainian village to play, for a week, the role of the families these exiles are so desperately searching. After painstaking auditions, Edik creates an imaginary family for each of the four searchers and organizes their reunion in Golotvine…

original title: Famille à vendre
country: France, Russia
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Pavel Lounguine
film run: 106'
release date: FR 25/01/2006
screenplay: Guennadi Ostrovskii
cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Natalia Koliakanova, Leonid Kanevsky, Sergei Garmach, Esther Gorintin, Otto Tausig, Miglen Mirtchev, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
cinematography by: Mikhail Krichtman
film editing: Sophie Brunet
music: Michel Arbatz, Roch Havet, Youval Micenmacher
production: CDP - Catherine Dussart Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, Onyx Films
distributor: Les Acacias (FR)
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