All Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Year: 2008
Director: Fyodor Bondarchuk
Writing by: Arkadi Strugatsky – (original book) &
Boris Strugatsky – (original book)
Produced by: Fyodor Bondarchuk – producer
Severov Evgeniy – executive producer
Sergei Melkumov – producer
Aleksandr Rodnyansky – producer
Dmitry Rudovsky – producer
Cast: Fyodor Bondarchuk – Prosecutor
Yuri Kutsenko – Veper
Sergei Garmash – Zef
Aleksei Serebryakov – Pilgrim
Anna Mikhalkova – Ordi Tader
Andrei Merzlikin – Fank
Vasiliy Stepanov – Maxim
Peter Fedorov – Gai
Yuliya Snigir – Rada
Sergei Barkovsky – Nolle Renadu
Music: James Covell
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Plot Outline: At the beginning of our story it's 1995 and two fledgling filmmakers, Richard and Daniel, are on their way to make a documentary about life in prison…
Plot: At the beginning of our story it's 1995 and two fledgling filmmakers, Richard and Daniel, are on their way to make a documentary about life in prison. As a favor to Richard's uncle, the warden has given the filmmakers and their crew unprecedented access to all of the prison including death row where we learn that an inmate will be put to death in seven days. At this point, Execution moves forward to the present day where we meet Mimi who is trying to sell the film that Richard and Daniel are in the process of editing. The prison footage, we find out, was confiscated by the warden ten years earlier and has just now been returned to the filmmakers. Throughout the rest of Execution, the present and the past cross as we discover just how much or how little Richard and Daniel have changed. Back in the prison, the warden takes the filmmakers on their first visit to death row to meet the condemned man. It's here that Daniel has an epiphany that the focus of their documentary must be about this man and his final moment in the electric chair. For the rest of the film Daniel and Richard clash over just how far to take their film and who is really in charge. As the execution date draws near, the audience will witness the step-by-step process that goes into an actual execution and we come to see how the condemned man and the warden share many of the same feelings and ultimately travel this journey together.
Movie Quotes: Warden: We all have our jobs to do… don't we?
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Cartography – Ladd Ehlinger Jr. Stellar Charts – Tom Whalen Anti-Gravity – Karen Guelfo Sonic Markings – Mark Slater Historical Memes – Edwin A. Abbott Particle Acceleration – Megan Colleen Cosmogony – Greg Trent Neutrino Brewer – Jon Shoemaker Massively Parallel Computations – Patty Elms Quantum Mechanic – Hal Stanford Mereological Nihilist – David Evans Humulus Lupulus Acosmist – Dr. Jeff Sanders Renderosity – Bill Welles, the Kubiks, Lynn Trent Quasiparticles – Jacqueline Clift
Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Factual errors: A Sphere says that the “cube” is building from playing cards has the same length, width, and height, yet the pattern on the cards clearly shows that the length/width ratio is 4/3.
Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The movie features a real death row inmate, a real death row warden and a real death row priest playing their respective parts.