Fiction, 90 min.
by Elena Hazanov
Switzerland / Russian Federation, August 2006
Ira is russian, Ivan Tashkov too. She is 23 years old, lives in Geneva with her mother and knows very little about her motherland. Tashkov is an alleged Russian mafia godfather, in prison waiting for a political-economical trial. Translator for Tashkov's defence lawyer, Ira very quickly falls under the spell of Tashkov, a powerful and cultivated man, who seems to read her thoughts. On the other hand, Tashkov immediately understands how to manipulate the young woman who is looking for her roots and strives to find her own way in life. Little by little Ira lets herself be captured by a world unknown to her where she is trapped between Tashkov and his lawyer Mayard, a brilliant, charming but ambiguous man. It's too late when Ira understands that danger also hides where you least expect.
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Written by: Elena Hazanov, Gaia Guasti, Mikhail Brashinsky
World Premiere: August 2006
Original Version: French/Russian, colour, 35mm, 90 min.
Editing: Pauline Gaillard, Marina Vasilieva
Sound: Eric Ghersinu
Rerecording Sound Mix: Denis Séchaud
Music: Evgueni Galperine
Art Direction: Masha Schmidt
Lighting: Samy Emery
Costumes: Nicole Ferrari