THE TRIAL

By Sergei LOZNITSA

NETHERLANDS FILM FUND / NEDERLANDS FILMFONDS - as FIN

Documentary - Completed 2018

Stalin’s justice. A courtroom drama brought back to life.

Festivals
& Awards

Venice 2018
Official Selection - Out of Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2018
Wavelengths
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 127 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergei LOZNITSA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sergei LOZNITSA
    • Producer(s)
    • - - (Atoms & Void), Peter WARNIER (Wild at Art)
    • Synopsis
    • THE TRIAL uses unique archive footage to present one of Stalin’s first show trials as an actor-led theatrical performance in which prosecutors, witnesses, defendants and judges lie to themselves, to the audience and to the world. The film records events in Moscow’s Pillar Hall of the State House of the Unions in 1930, when a group of top ranking economists and engineers is put on trial accused of plotting a coup d’état against the Soviet government.

Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles