Aleksandr Rogozhkin

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Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Born (1949-10-03) 3 October 1949 (age 68)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Occupation Film director
Years active 1980 - present

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


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 Broken Lights - Russia's most popular police procedural TV series. He also directed the spin-off series Deadly Force.

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 made in a similar vein together with Operation Happy New Year, containing lots of humor about alcohol-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.

Personal life[edit]

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]

Selected filmography[edit]




  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Chekist". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  3. ^ "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  4. ^ The plot doesn't mention either exact Caucasian province where it takes place or the exact years of the 1990s.
  5. ^ Рогожкин раскрыл детали самоубийства жены.
  6. ^ Покончила с собой жена режиссера Александра Рогожкина
  7. ^ Погибла супруга режиссера Рогожкина

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