Title Ward no. 6 [videorecording] / Mosfilm ; Courier Studio presents a Karen Shakhnazarov film.
Publication New York, N.Y. : Kino International, [2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical Dolby
video file
Call # DVD RUS
System Req DVD; widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Note In Russian, with English subtitles.
Videodisc release of the 2009 motion picture.
Based on Chekhov's story Palata No. 6.
Cast Vladimir Il′in, Alekseĭ Vertkov, Alekseĭ Zharkov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chernyĭ, Evgeniĭ Stychkin.
Credits Director of photography, Alexander Kuznetsov, music Evgeny Kadimsky.
Summary An adaptation of Anton Chekhov's legendary short story, Ward No. 6 chronicles one man's descent into madness. Dr. Ragin is the head doctor at a provincial insane asylum, where he daily interacts with the abandoned, the unloved and the forgotten. Lonely and isolated in his personal life, he finds solace in the long philosophical dialogues with his brilliant patient Gromov, which lead him to question the nature of his own existence. Updating the 1892 tale to the present day, the film is shot in a real mental institution on the outskirts of Moscow, and features interviews with actual patients. A powerful film, Ward No. 6 illuminates the writer's immortal genius for a new generation.
Subject Psychiatric hospital patients -- Russia (Federation) -- Drama.
Psychiatrists -- Russia (Federation) -- Drama.
Genre Feature films.
Addl. Author Shakhnazarov, Karen, 1952-
Ilʹin, Vladimir, 1947-
Zharkov, Alekseĭ, 1948-
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Short stories. Selections. English.
Moskovskai︠a︡ kinostudii︠a︡ "Mosfilʹm."
Kino Lorber, Inc.
Kinostudii︠a︡ "Kurʹer."
Kino International Corporation.
Note English title on disc label: Anton Chekhov's Ward No. 6
Original Russian title from IMDb: Palata no 6
Standard # 738329071820

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