Directed by Alexey Mizgirev

Starring Petr Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Martin Wuttke, Julia Khlynina

The Duelist

A professional duellist in 19th-century Russia has second thoughts about his profession when he meets the beautiful sister of a future opponent.


A man and a woman, two casual acquaintances, learn that their respective spouses are having an affair with each other. This discovery drives them to do things they didn’t dare to do before. What will prevail—the feeling of jealousy or the passion? What to choose—revenge or forgiveness? The protagonists are looking for something to build a new life upon, but it is not easy: their every action is infl uenced by the fact of infi delity, and this infi delity has its own logic. [Synopsis courtesy of Venice Film Festival]