Killed by Lightning

  • 65'
  • Russia
  • 2002
A science-fiction film with, as unlikely source of inspiration, the well-known story by Edgar Allan Poe The Murders in the Rue Morgue, in which an ape is responsible for a cruel murder. A female anthropologist researches the roots of human evolution. A childhood trauma caused by the death of her father, the captain of a submarine in World War II, periodically throws her out of balance. Phantoms of the prehistoric past and her father's death collide in the scientist's subconscious, bringing to life an unexpected theory of human evolution.
Director
Evgeny Yufit
Country of production
Russia
Production Year
2002
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003
Length
65'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Ubitye molniey
Language
Russian
Producers
Nikola Film, CTB Film Company, Sergey Selyanov, Igor Kalyonov
Sales
Intercinema Agency
Local Distributor
EYE Film Institute Netherlands