Aleksandr Rogozhkin

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Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Born (1949-10-03) 3 October 1949 (age 65)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Occupation Film director
Screenwriter
Years active 1980 - present

Alexander Rogozhkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Рого́жкин, born October 3, 1949 in Leningrad) is a prolific Russian film director.

Selected filmography[edit]

In 1990, he directed Karaul, which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Rogozhkin's film The Chekist was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Abroad, he is famous for his acclaimed 2002 film The Cuckoo (Kukushka), which won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Picture. The film was also entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the award for Best Director.[3]

Rogozhkin was also one of the first filmmakers addressing the Chechen War with his 1998 Blokpost war drama.[4]

Rogozhkin's most renowned television work are episodes of the Streets of the Smashed Streetlights - Russia's most popular police procedural TV series.

He also directed a series of popular Russian-language screwball comedies "Peculiarities of National...": Peculiarities of National Hunt (1995), Peculiarities of National Fishing (1998), Peculiarities of National Hunt in Winter Season (2000), and Peculiarities of National Politics (2003). These and the one in a similar vein, Operation Happy New Year, are basically lots of vodka and the related adventures and stunts.

Rogozhkin's film Transit (Peregon) was released in 2006. It is a "wartime tragicomedy" about the relationship between Soviet soldiers in the Far Eastern outpost in Chukotka and the American female pilots who bring them U.S.-made airplanes from Alaska through the lend-lease program. As in The Cuckoo, Rogozhkin cast a number of amateur actors for Peregon.

Subsequent films are:

His wife, Yulia Rumyantseva, a 42-year-old editor and film producer, committed suicide by jumping from a 14th floor elevation on April 28, 2011.[5][6][7]

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