The Other Chelsea - A story from Donetsk

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Year
2010
Country
  • Germany
Duration
88min
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Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on, coming from Donetsk you will almost certainly be an opponent of the Orange Revolution and a fan of the local football team, Shakhtar Donetsk. Billionaire Akhmetov invests heavily in the club, which is becoming a major European force during the season followed by the film. Yet this sporting success funded by an Oligarch fortune only seems to highlight the wider social and political stagnation of the region. Off the pitch, the outlook appears bleak...

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  • Original title
    The Other Chelsea - A story from Donetsk
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jakob Preuss
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Maxim Kuphal, Felix Korfmann, Philipp Gromov
  • Editing
    Marcus CM Schmidt
  • Music
    Dominik Sprungala
  • Sound
    Oleg Goloveshkin
  • Duration
    88 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2010
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL 2011 / competition
    • ZAGREBDOX 2011 / International Competition
    • FIRST STEPS AWARD 2011
    • ONE WORLD PRAGUE 2011
    • TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
    • MAX-OPHÜLS-PREIS 2011 / Winner Documentary Prize
    • DOCUDAYS KIEW / Opening Film
    • DOK.FEST MUNICH / Official Selection
    • IDFA 2010 (INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM)

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