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Terra nova (2008, Russia)

143 min., col., 35 mm, 1:2.35, Dolby Digital 5.1

Terra nova

Script: Arif Aliev

Director: Alexander Melnik

Camera: Ilya Demin

Production design: Sergei Gudilin, Vladimir Donskov

Music: Gleb Matveichuk, Andrei Komissarov

Cast: Konstantin Lavronenko, Andrei Feskov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Marat Basharov, Sergei Zhigunov, Evgeny Titov, Pavel Sborshchikov, Tommi Lister, Sergei Koltakov, Viktor Zhalsanov, Vladislav Abashin, Zaza Chichanidze, Nikolai Stotsky, Igor Pismenny

Producer: Anton Melnik

Production: Producers’ Centre “Andreevsky Flag”

Distribution: Nashe Kino


Anti-Utopia. The year 2013. The death penalty has been abolished all over the world. However, this noble act brings with it many complexities. International organizations decide to carry out a rather risky experiment: to create a small settlement on an uninhabited island in the Far North, where criminals have the opportunity to begin a new life. However, in this harsh environment the terrible law of the survival of the fittest kicks in. Fully aware of the perniciousness of such an existence, capable of bringing about not only the destruction of human personality but also the annihilation of the inhabitants in the settlement, the main hero begins his fight against those who adhere to the cult of brute force and who push people onto this terrible path.


Film director, producer. Born June 11, 1958 in the region of Voroshilovgrad. In 1980 graduated from the Odessa Hydro-Meteorological Institute. From 1983 to 1992 worked for the newspaper “Evening Kishinev” as journalist, whilst he also wrote plays and stories. Since 1984 worked at Moldavian metal factory in order to write a book about it, “Hot Testing”. In 1992 moved to Moscow and founded the publishing house “Andreevsky Flag” (publisher of the series “Contemporary Russian Prose” and “Russian Sea Library”); he produced documentary films, supervised the filming of live transmissions for the programme “Convergence of the Holy Fire” (NTV, 2003-05). In 2004 organized the film company “Andreevsky Flag” which subsequently produced Maria Saakyan’s “The Lighthouse” and Sergei Bodrov Sr.’s “The Mongol”. The third film of the company, “Terra Nova”, is Alexander Melnik’s directorial debut.

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