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STATSKIJ SOVETNIK / COUNSELLOR OF STATE
DIRECTOR: FILIPP JANKOVSKIJ
RUSSIA 2005

Ingenious screen adaptation of the historical thriller “The Councillor of State” in the Fandorin series of cult author Boris Akunin, who also wrote the screenplay. Czarist Russia in the late 19th-century; revolutionary tensions and attacks are on the rise. Chrapow, the Governor-General of Siberia, is murdered in the ministerial compartment of the train to Moscow. The murder alleges to be Councillor of State Erast Farondin, who now sets out to solve the crime. The vice-director of the St. Petersburg police (brilliantly played by Nikita Mihalkov) comes to Fandorin’s aid – and from then on things take a wholly unexpected turn...

Caligari: 05.04. / 9.30 pm
Alpha: 09.04. / 10.00 pm

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