The action takes place in Soviet Russia and in Finland, in 1924-1939. Maxim, a son of a priest and a young commissar, has a secret mission to liquidate Finnish general on a monastery island. Living through a tragic spiritual regeneration and repentance Maxim finds assassination impossible.
This film tries to answer complicated morality questions on foolishness of war, on hatred, murder and human need for faith, love and repentance.
Production: Russia, 2008 Duration: 92 min. Director: Nikolay Dreyden Cast: Aleksey Morozov, Emilia Spivak, Artur Vakha, Tapani Perttu, Dmitry Lysenkov, Vitaly Kovalenko, Ekaterina Novikova
“Best debut” in “Vyborg rating” contest – Diploma of Cultural and Creative Heritage Fund of Rostotsky to Nikolay Dreyden at “Window to Europe” (“Okno v Evropu”) Film Festival in Vyborg, Russia (2008)
Grand-prix and diplomas “For impressive implementation of spirituality renaissance theme” and “Faith miracle – for profound research of the orthodox shrine spiritual essence ” at “Radiant Angel” (“Luchezarny angel”) international charity film festival in Moscow (2008)
Film Festival “Veche” (Veliky Novgorod, Russia) – Grand-prix