by Joël Farges
Director: Joël Farges
Screenplay: Michel Fessler, Joël Farges, adapted from Jean-Louis Gouraud's novel
Cinematographer: Igor Luther
Editing: Jacques Comets
Sound: Stéphane Albinet, Laurent Quaglio, Olivier Dô Huu
Music: Béatrice Thiriet
Cast.:: Alexei Chadov, Jacques Gamblin, Marina Kim, Larissa Batourova, Anya Petoushinova, Roman Jilkin, Prométhée, Fée et Kokan
Production: CDP, Proline
13 av Berthelot
35 mm, Color, 100 min,
OV Evenk with French subtitles
Muktan is getting married. In accordance with the traditional practice of the Evenks, a small community in the area of Amur, he must gift a bearskin to his bride. Young Dimitri goes for hunting with the others, but runs away when, alone, he faces the bear. The next day, the brave hunters go the forest, leaving behind the coward boy who stays at home to cut wood. He confronts the horse dealers wanting to buy horses at giveaway price who murders his friend Muktan. Because young Russian cavalryman Dimitri Pechkov feels responsible for the atrocities against the Evenks, he ventures into one of the most extraordinary and amazing trip a young intrepid and adventurous man ever made.
In 1889, as winter just started, Dimitri rides his grey horse Serko on the banks of Amur River, at the eastern boarder of the Russian Empire. After extraordinary eventful moments, both reach the Court of the Tsar in Saint-Petersburg. They walked more than 9000 km in less than 200 days, and made the most outstanding cavalry exploit of all times.