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Mukha Wild field

The Prank (2008, Russia)

90 min., col. 35 mm, 1:1,85

The  Prank

Script: Andrei Zhitkov, Alexander Kachan

Director: Andrei Kudinenko

Artistic director: Pavel Lungin

Camera: Pavel Kulakov

Production design: Natalia Navoenko

Composer: Noize MC

Cast: Noize MC (Ivan Alekseev), Evgeni Dmitriev, Maria Gorban, Klavdiya Korshunova, Andrei Nazimov, Donatas Grudovich, Andrei Zhemchuzhny, Irina Kupchenko, Yuri Kuznetsov, Yana Esipovich, Dmitri Diuzhev, Evdokiya Germanova, Dmitri Kharatian

Producers: Olga Vasilieva, Pavel Lungin

Production: studio Pavel Lungin


Distribution: KaroProkat


Psychological drama, remake of Vladimir Menshov’s film of the same title (1976). The 11-B is an ordinary class of an ordinary Moscow school. The class leader Oleg Komarov is an excellent pupil, handsome and lucky. His father sponsors the school. Taya Petrova, strong in math and the favourite pupil of the principal, is hopelessly in love with Oleg. One day a new pupil Igor Glushko joins the class. He likes Taya Petrova, doubts Oleg Komarov’s leadership, and in general rejects the rules of the collective. Komarov hates the exigent teacher of English and sets up a rough joke which forces her to leave the school. Furthermore he deceives Taya and makes her accomplish a low act towards the principal, then humiliates her in public , thus signing his own verdict…


Film director. Born in 1971 in Brest (USSR). Graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic institute, department of mechanics & math, then from the Belarus Academy of Arts, workshop of V Turov, finished advanced courses in film art. Award-winner of national and international festivals of short and experimental films. His full-length film “ Occupation. Mysteries” was included in Competition programs of IFF in Moscow, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Cottbus, San-Hose, Stuttgart, Seoul, Kiev, Taipei, “Black Nights ( Tallinn) and got numerous prizes.


1996 A Jest ( short)
1997 Hide-and Seek ( short)
1998 V.V.’s Dreams (“Valentin Vinogradov’s Dreams”, short )
1999 The Ram ( short)
2000 Planet XX ( short)
2001 A Guerrilla Mystery (short)
2002 Fight of Five Troops (DV)
2003 Occupation. Mysteries
2005 Operative. Chronicles of a Lethal Department (episode in a TV serial)
2007 Cadets- 2 ( TV serial)
2008 The Prank

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