JOKER BASED ON STORIES OF ANTON CHEKHOV

ДЖОКЕР ПО МОТИВАМ РАССКАЗОВ АНТОШИ ЧЕХОНТЕ

By Alexander KAURYKH, Sergei OKHOTIN

ETERNO MOVIES LLC - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2016

A young man wins her love, gains favour with her parents, but cannot find the courage to overcome the barrier of his own prejudices and thus falls into the clutches of a wicked blackmailer.

Festivals
& Awards

2016 Los Angeles Cinema festival of Hollywood, (USA) 2016
Best Film
2016 Southampton International Film Festival (UK) 2016
Best Supporting Actor
2016 Los Angeles Cinema festival of Hollywood, (USA) 2016
Best Director
2016 Los Angeles Cinema festival of Hollywood, (USA) 2016
Best Cinematography
2016 Los Angeles Cinema festival of Hollywood, (USA) 2016
Best Actor
2016 Los Angeles Cinema festival of Hollywood, (USA) 2016
Best Actress
2016 First Krasnoyarsk International Film Festival (Russia) 2016
People’s Awards
2016 The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival, (Gurgaon India) 2016
Grand Prix
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexander KAURYKH, Sergei OKHOTIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Sergei OKHOTIN (STUDIO SERGEI OKHOTIN)
    • Synopsis
    • The movie based on the stories of Anton Chekhov.
      Maxim Salutov, a young man worthy of all praise, and being on the rise of his career, falls in love with Lelia, a girl beyond his own social class. Maxim plucks up his courage, overcomes his shyness and without any hope, opens his heart to Lelia. Hooray! She reciprocated. The bride agreed, so did the groom. It looks like their happiness is close. But… no such luck!
      As usual, here comes interference from the relatives, both close and distant ones. Some are not happy with the social status and background of the groom. The others are content with everything, but it suddenly turns out that Maxim himself has and old “skeleton in the closet”. That skeleton is about to fall out to the public view, with a big help from Waldemar, a young-age buddy of Maxim. Waldemar is exactly that distant cousin, who has stepped onto a slippery slope of blackmailing.
      Nobody knows what would be the outcome of this story for Maxim and Lelia. However, Georges, an old-time teacher and mentor of Maxim, suddenly meddles in the course of the events; while Maxim decides to make another painful confession of his own accord.