In the spring of 1941, just before Germany and the Soviet Union go to war, Hitler and Stalin sign an economic pact to exchange specialist scientists and raw materials. In this period, the German scientist Hans is working with three compatriots in a Russian glass factory making lenses. Frustration about the stagnating process of development, homesickness and mutual tensions affect the Germans. In the meantime, Hans makes friends with a Russian colleague, despite their initial mutual distrust. When the German causes an explosion on the factory floor in which Russian workers die, Hans’ fate is in the hands of his new friend.
Just as in Mindadze’s Innocent Saturday (2011, about the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl), here too the disaster only happens after the film is in full swing. However pent-up emotions appear on the surface right from the start in this historic drama based on true events.


Original title
Milyy Khans, dorogoy Pjotr
Filmmaker
Alexander Mindadze
Country
Russia, Germany, United Kingdom
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
124’
Language
Russian, German
Producer
Alexander Mindadze, Liza Antonova, Valery Kharkov, Heino Deckert
Production Company
Passenger Film, ma.ja.de., AI Film
Sales
Passenger Film
Writer
Alexander Mindadze
Cinematography
Oleg Mutu
Editor
Dasha Danilova
Production Design
Kirill Shuvalov
Sound Design
Jörg Theil
Music
Valery Siver
Cast
Mark Waschke