The Edge


Director: Alexey Uchitel

Screen Play by: Alexander Gonorovsky

Director of Photography: Yury Klimenko

Art-director: Vera Zelinskaya

Costume designer: Galina Deeva Mark Lee

Make-up artist: Yelena Kostenich Viktoria Azieva

Sound Director: Kirill Vasilenko

Composer: David Holmes

Editor: Yelena Andreeva Gleb Nikulsky

Starring: Vladimir Mashkov Vyacheslav Krikunow Anjorka Strechel Yulia Peresild Alexander Bashirov Sergey Garmash Vladas Bagdonas

Producer: Konstatin Ernst

Co-Producer: Alexey Uchitel Alexander Maximov

Production: Rock Films Channel One Teleshow with the financial support of Russian Railways

Country of production: Russia

Genre: Drama

Time: 110 min


"The Edge" is a story of suppressed passion and destructive obsession set in a remote post WWII Siberian village sparkled by the arrival of Ignat, an emotionally and physically damaged Soviet tank commander with an obsession for steam engines. His self destructive streak causes increasing havoc until he makes an astonishing discovery in the forest. Elsa is a German girl who had lived in an old steam engine in the forest for four years. Despite no common past or culture, by protecting Elsa, Ignat discovers how he can save himself. When they return to the village with the locomotive they have christened "Gustav", a head to head, a winner-takes-all locomotive race will decide their fate. The only question is how much strength and fury can there be in one man, in his battle to assert his identity and to defend his love and eventually to become the winner ... or forever remain a spirit trapped, never to be free.

  • Nomination
    Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award Golden Globe

    Nomination for the Best Motion Picture, Foreign Film

  • Nomination
    The Academy Awards Oscar

    Long List for the Best Foreign Language Film

  • Gala Premiere
    International Film Festival Cottbus
  • Opening Film
    Russian Cinema Week in Berlin
  • Gran Prix
    Honfleur Russian Film Festival

    Grand Prix and Audience Prize

  • Awards
    The National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia "Golden Eagle"

    Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress in Supporting Role

  • Awards
    National Academy Awards Nika

    Best Feature Film, Best Photography, Best Actor