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Effet domino
Domino Effect
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski

IMAGE

Piotr Rosołowski

MONTAGE

Andrzej Dabrowski, Karoline Schulz

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Maciej Cieslak

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Zero One Film GmbH

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Autlook Filmsales

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0004-FAFD-0000-C-0000-0000-1
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Natasha, chanteuse d'opéra, quitte son mari et sa fille en Russie pour rejoindre Rafael, ministre des Sports d'Abkhazie, pays situé en Géorgie et actuellement reconnu par cinq États. Dans un décor de station balnéaire décrépite sur la côte de la mer Noire, cette comédie documentaire, aussi affectueuse qu'ironique, entrelace la complexité d'une histoire d'amour à la torpeur d'un État isolé.

At the moment things are quiet in Abkhazia, the semi-autonomous Caucasian mini state. Too quiet, says Minister of Sports Rafael. As stubborn and single-minded as Don Quixote he wants to use sports to bring back former glory to Abkhazia – after all, it worked under the Soviets. Ignoring the rusted ships that litter the beaches like stranded whales and the hopelessly decrepit mansions along the esplanade of Sokhumi, he fights for his event: a domino world championship.
With admirable determination Rafael braves all obstacles: the lack of electricity, the lack of talented athletes and the tears of his wife, Moscow singer Natasha, who gave up her country for him. She feels foreign and crushed in the cultural conflict between Russia and Georgia who both claim territory in this region. Elwira Niewira and Piotr Rosolowski link the private family disputes of a misalliance with the sometimes absurd political reality of Abkhazia with near masterly flair. Like the couple that have yet to find each other, the country is looking for its identity. In any case, the resonant pop song about the Abkhazian capital is more than a beginning. (Cornelia Klauß)

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