The Trial

Process

Netherlands, 2018, 127 min, Black and white

Moscow, USSR. 1930. The Pillar Hall of the State House of the Unions. A group of top rank economists and engineers is put on trial accused of plotting a coup d'etat against the Soviet government. It's alleged that they made a secret pact with the French Prime Minister, Raymond Poincare, and with other Western political leaders, aiming to destroy the Soviet power, restore capitalism and break up the USSR. All charges are fabricated and the accused are forced to confess to the crimes they never committed. The court, presided by Andrey Vyshinsky, who later became known as the diabolical prosecutor, key-figure in Stalinist show trials and the advocate of mass repressions, delivers death verdicts.

CREDITS

Director:

Sergei Loznitsa

Producers:

Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova

Cinematography:

archive footage

Editing:

Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis

Sound:

Vladimir Golovnitski

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Sergei Loznitsa - director/script writer/ producer, was born on 5 September 1964 in Baranovici (USSR). He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,

IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -

Canada, 2018, TIFF, Toronto,

TIFF, Toronto, Canada 2018 -

Italy, 2018, La Biennale di Venezia,

La Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2018 -

Croatia, 2019, ZagrebDox,

ZagrebDox, Croatia 2019 -

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