30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cold Souls USA 2008 | 101 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Sophie Barthes

Sophie Barthes, born in 1974, scriptwriter and director, has directed shorts and documentaries.“Cold Souls” is her feature film debut.

rated for 0 + years
A private laboratory that stores souls seems to be the way out of a crisis in the life of actor Paul (Paul Giamatti). After a while of living without the pressure of his own soul, Paul rents a Russian poet’s soul. And he discovers a black market for souls, in the hand of a syndicate. Meanwhile his own soul has been smuggled to St. Petersburg, where it inhabits a soap opera star. A bizarre tragicomedy.


Original title: Cold Souls
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Russian, English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Sophie Barthes
Screenplay: Sophie Barthes
Cast: Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun
Producer: Paul Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker
Director of Photography: Andrij Parekh
Music: Dickon Hinchliffe
Production Design: Elizabeth Mickle
Editor: Andy Mondshein ACE
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: E1 Films International, 175 Bloor Street East, Suite, 1400, M4W3R8 Toronto, Canada, email:
Production: Journeyman Pictures


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