Stage Russia HD – The Suicide


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Written by Nikolai Erdman
DCP or Blu Ray

Theatre Art Studio: Sergey Zhenovach’s adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s comedy centers around a young, unemployed man desperate enough to contemplate ending it all. As soon as he declares his will to die he finds himself surrounded by a variety of characters begging him to kill himself as a gesture for their cause. Flattered by this noteriety  but panicked at the prospect of actually having to go through with it, he must find a way out that somehow leaves his dignity intact. The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Finland.

In cinemas: November 9, 2017

Rights expiring on the 31st of December 2019.

Podsekalnikov – Vyacheslav Evlantiev
Maria, wife – Evgenia Gromova
Serafima, mother-in-law – Anastasia Imamova
Kalabushkin – Alexey Vertkov
Peryesvetova – Maria Shashlova
Grand-Skubik – Grigory Sluzhitel
Yegor Timofeevich – Sergey Kachanov
Pugachov, a butcher – Igor Lizengevich
Viktor, a writer – Alexander Proshin
Father Yelpidy, a priest – Sergey Abroskin
Cleopatra Maksimovna – Maria Kurdenevich
Raisa Filippovna – Tatiana Volkova
Old woman – Polina Pushkaruk
Oleg Leonidovich – Ivan Yankovsky
Young man – Gleb Puskepalis
Milliner – Katerina Vasilyeva
Waiters – Nodar Siradze, Alexander Suvorov
Tuba Band led by Victor Kozlov

Creative Team
Stage adaptation and direction: Sergey Zhenovach
Set design: Alexander Borovsky
Lighting design: Damir Ismagilov
Composer: Grigory Gobernik

Length: 180 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission included)
Language: Russian with English subtitles