THE STORY OF AN APPOINTMENT
2018, Russia, 112 min., 12+
about the film
  • Director
    Avdotia Smirnova
  • Production
    Film Company CTB
    Globus Film
  • Producers
    Natalia Smirnova
    Oksana Barkovskaya
    Anatoli Chubais
    Sergei Selianov
    Victoria Shamlikashvili
  • Cast
    Alexei Smirnov
    Evgeni Kharitonov
    Filipp Gurevich
    Irina Gorbacheva
    Elizabeta Yankovskaya
The shrill and tragic story about an event that involved Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. In an infantry regiment of the military based in the Tula region an offence occurs. In this regiment, the capital’s lieutenant Grigory Kolokoltsev — inspired by progressive ideas — does his service. A military tribunal and execution await the soldier charged with the offence. Kolokoltsev asks Count Tolstoy for help — and he decides to protect the innocent man. The pointed history about the complexity of choice and fidelity to one’s ideals is based on real events.