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The new saint
  • 16+
  • 70 min.
  • russian
  • english

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The New Saint is a film about Yevgeny Rodionov, an ordinary young Russian boy who fell in the first Chechen war after being taken prisoner and refusing to convert to Islam. He was proclaimed a martyr and many Russians found in Yevgeny their own unofficial saint.

The life of Yevgeny’s mother underwent a radical change when her child ‘became’ a saint. By campaigning for his canonisation she keeps the memory of her son alive. The success of her mission is illustrated by the portrayal of Yevgeny’s image on icons throughout the country. Who is this holy soldier exactly and what makes him the perfect icon of Russia today?

Authors

Crew

Director
Allard Detiger
Screenwriter
Allard Detiger
Cinematographer
Maisha Oms
Producer
Denis Waslin
Composer
Palis van Boem
Sound operator
David Spaans

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Movie awards and festivals

Artdocfest 2011

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