Scene from the film At the Edge of Russia
Scene from the film At the Edge of Russia
Scene from the film At the Edge of Russia
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At the Edge of Russia

  • Poland
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In the midst of the vast and frozen nothingness, more than a thousand kilometres from the nearest tree, Alexei, a nineteen year old recruit is being flown in to perform his military service on the frontier of northern Russia. The base is one of few such remaining outposts on the Arctic Ocean. There are five other, long serving soldiers stationed there, each with their own personal story or secret that has caused them to retreat from the real world. Their training and breaking in of the new arrival is sometimes humorous, at times harsh. Gradually, they each reveal something of themselves as they continue their absurd duty in this snow covered no man's land.


  • Original title
    Koniec Rosji
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michał Marczak
  • DOP
    Radosław Ładczuk
  • Editing
    Dorota Wardeszkiewicz
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Hot Docs: HBO Emerging artist award, Filmmakers choice award
    • Jihlava IDFF, East Silver: Silver Eye Award for best feature length documentary
    • Docs Against Gravity: “Magic Hour Award” Main prize for best documentary.
    • Zagreb International Film Festival: "Golden Pram" Best feature length documentary
    • Visions du Reel: Etat d'Esprit 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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