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The Stringer

Quinzaine 1998 | Feature film | 1 h 25

Vadik is an ambitious Moscow teenager struggl-ing to survive in the newly fragmented Russia when he falls in love with Helen, a Western news journalist, and vows to go to any lengths to get her. Armed with his video camera, Vadik records anything he thinks could be classified as « news », including footage of a fake attempted assassination of a washed-up politician, Yavorsky. By filming his increasingly desperate publicity stunts, Vadik is adopted by Yavorsky as the only means to revive his flagging career. Vadik is more than willing to help Yavorsky -every futile effort they make to get Yavorsky on TV brings Vadik back into contact with Helen. But does the apprentice stringer understand that his new friends may only want him for what he can do for them ?

Artistic & technical sheet

Anna Friel
Robert Knepper
Sergei Bodrov Jr.
Vladimir Ilyin

Paul Pawlikowski, Gennadi Ostrovsky

Witold Stok B.S.C.

Mike Savage

Bill Diver

Zdzislaw Szostak

Set decoration
Vladimir Murzin

Production :
Fiona Morham & Emma Salter
Pepper Pictures
22 Walford Road
London N16 8ED, Grande-Bretagne
tél. : (44 171) 254 5130
fax : (44 171) 241 3341

BBC Films
British Screen 

Vente à l'’étranger :
The Sales Company
62 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WIV 7DE, Grande-Bretagne
tél : (44 171) 434 9061
fax : (44 171) 494 3293


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