Empire (1986 film)

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Directed by Alexander Sokurov
Written by Alexander Sokurov
Starring Alla Osipenko
Ilya Rivin
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Edited by L. Semenova
L. Volkova
N. Alexandrovna
Distributed by Lenfilm
Release date(s) 1986
Running time 35 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Empire (Russian: Ампир, translit. Ampir; from French: empire) is a feature film by Alexander Sokurov, released in 1986.


Empire (1986 film) was inspired by Lucille Fletcher's radio drama Sorry, Wrong Number. For the film, Sokurov, as often, selected a single motif from the work of inspiration - in this case it was the sickness of a woman.

It was produced as the graduation work of S. Sidorov from the VGIK. At that time Sokurov was not allowed to work on his own films, and saw this as an opportunity to continue work in the field.


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