Kino International | Release Date: September 30, 2011
Summary: Truck driver Georgy sets out on a provincial Russian highway for a routine delivery, but a series of chance encounters see his journey spiral out of control. A roadside police check, a war veteran, and a young prostitute lead him to a village from which there appears to be no way out – where the locals struggle to survive a tough, elemental world, and the past holds a grip on their everyday lives. Caught in a merciless dead end, Georgy's unexpected fate is the crux of award-winning documentarian Sergei Loznitsa's unique and original feature debut, My Joy. Based on true stories the director encountered during his decade-long pilgrimage by road through Russia, My Joy is a daring and haunting parable from an arresting new voice in feature filmmaking. [Kino Lorber Films]
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Runtime: 127 min
Rating: Not Rated
Production: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Genres: Drama
Countries: Germany, Netherlands, Ukraine
Languages: German, Russian
Home Release Date: Mar 13, 2012
Director Credit
Sergei Loznitsa Director
Writer Credit
Sergei Loznitsa Writer
Cast Credit
Aleksey Vertkov Young Lieutenant
Boris Kamorzin Truck Driver
Dmitriy Gotsdiner Commander
Maria Varsami Maria
Olga Kogut The Major's Wife
Olga Shuvalova Young Prostitute
Viktor Nemets Georgy
Vlad Ivanov Major From Moscow
Vladimir Golovin Old Man
Producer Credit
Alexander Bohr Co-Producer
Dmitriy Zhukov Assistant Producer
Heino Deckert Producer
Joost de Vries Co-Producer
Leontine Petit Co-Producer
Marleen Slot Co-Producer
Od Howell Executive Producer
Oleg Kokhan Producer
Saskia Heyden Assistant Producer