Alexander Zeldovich – Mishen Aka The Target (2011)

In the year 2020, a group of wealthy Moscovites travel to an abandoned astrophysics complex, rumoured to have enough power to halt the process of

About the film

The Target is the third project by REN Film and its founder Dmitry Lesnevsky, after Andrey Zvjagintzev’s The Return (the Golden Lion and the Lion of the Future at the 60th Venice Film Festival in 2003) and The Banishment (Golden Palm for Best Actor at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in 2006).

The film is based on the original script by Vladimir Sorokin & Alexander Zeldovich. It is a story of the time that cannot be stopped. Any attempts to do it will bring anguish to body and mind, because humans are beings living in time. The makers have brought yet another idea into the film: it is also a story of a sudden and merciless collision with something transhuman, something that may be called God.

Dmitry Lesnevsky, the producer, was attracted to this work firstly because he appreciated Sorokin’s great irony at the world of triumphant “stability”, where no one can hide behind a mask from agonizing questions of sense, spirit and existence just the same. That was the feeling that inspired the work over the picture and made the authors change and rearrange it all along.

The conception of the film arose in December 2005, but the shooting started only in April 2007. Casting of the leading characters took up almost a year. Director looked for “the faces of the film” all over the world and finally formed an international teem of main actors.

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