The Prisoner of St. Petersburg

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The Prisoner of St. Petersburg
Directed by Ian Pringle
Produced by Daniel Scharf
Klaus Sungen
Written by Michael Wren
Starring Solveig Dommartin
Cinematography Ray Argall
Edited by Ursula West
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
78 minutes
Country Australia
West Germany
Language English
Budget A$330,000[1]

The Prisoner of St. Petersburg is a 1989 Australian drama film directed by Ian Pringle.[2] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

The film was the first Australian-West German co-production. It was shot over 22 days in Germany.[4] David Stratton wrote that the film "appeared to be commercially doomed from the beginning".[5]



  1. ^ "Production Barometer", Cinema Papers, May 1989 p40
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet. "NY Times: The Prisoner of St. Petersburg". NY Times. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Prisoner of St. Petersburg". Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  4. ^ The Prisoner of St Petersberg at Melbourne International Film Festival accessed 21 November 2012
  5. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p112

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