Domino Effect

  • Germany
  • Poland
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Abkhazia is a forgotten war-torn country close to Crimea-Ukraine. Perched on the shores of the Black Sea, the unrecognised splinter state used to be a beach getaway for Soviets; palatial hotels now sit in post-communist ruin. For Abkhazian Sports Minister Rafael, however, everything’s looking up. He’s hopeful that the mysterious Domino World Championship he’s organising will finally put his beloved motherland on the world’s radar.

While this is going on Rafael has to contend with the fact that locals won’t warm to his wife. Natasha is a proud Russian opera singer, who gave up her home and custody of her Russian daughter to take a chance on a new life. Local hostility toward his wife and the mounting troubles that begin to cloud Rafael’s ‘sport’ events, lead to a wobble in national pride and threaten to bring down Rafael’s vision of a bright future for Abkhazia.

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  • Original title
    Domino Effekt
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski
  • DOP
    Piotr Rosołowski
  • Editing
    Karoline Schulz, Andrzej Dąbrowski
  • Music
    Maciej Cieślak
  • Sound
    Marcin Lenarczyk, Tomasz Wieczorek
  • Duration
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Dok Leipzig 2014
    • Krakow FF 2014
    • HotDocs 2014
    • IDFA 2014
    • MoMa's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival Taipei 2014
    • Visions du Reel, Nyon 2014
    • Budapest International Documentary Festival 2014
    • DokuFest Kosovo 2014
  • Awards
    • Interreligious Price for a feature Film, Visions du Réel 2014
    • Best German Doc, Dok Leipzig 2014
    • Best International Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best National Film, Krakow Film Festival 2014
    • Int'l Documentary Competition/Feature Dox - Winner, DokuFest Kosovo 2014
    • Winner "Let me follow the call" section, Budapest International Documentary Festival 2014 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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