30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ward No. 6 Russia 2009 | 83 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Karen Shakhnazarov

Karen Shakhnazarov, born in 1952, director, producer, writer. His films include“The Messenger Boy” (1987), “Zero City” (1088), “The Assassin of the Tsar” (1991), “The World History of Poisoning” (2001) and “The Rider Named Death” (2004).

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Karen Shakhnazarov already thought of making a film of Anton Chekhov’s “Ward No. 6” more than 20 years ago. He had even decided on a main actor: Marcello Mastroianni. 20 years later his wish has come true, this time with Vladimir Ilyin in the lead role. Filming was completed in all but five weeks and took place in a real psychiatric clinic near Moscow. A supposedly healthy doctor discovers the beginnings of his own insanity…
Original title: Palata No. 6
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Russian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Screenplay: Alexander Borodyansky, Karen Shakhnazarov
Cast: Vladimir Ilyin, Alexey Vertkov, Alexander Pankratov-Chyorny, Evgeny Stychkin
Producer: Karen Shakhnazarov
Director of Photography: Alexander Kuznetsov
Music: Evgeny Kadimsky
Production Design: Ludmila Kusakova
Editor: Irina Kozhemyakina
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Mosfilm Cinema Concern, Mosfilmovskaya str. 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia, Tel: +7 499 1439700, Fax: +7 499 7830253, email:,


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