The Barber of Siberia


2h 56m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Jane Callahan travels to Russia in the late 19th Century to help a man who may be her father with his new invention. He has made a logging machine, which he hopes will transform the forests of Siberia, and needs support from the Grand Duke. Jane meets and falls in love with a young army cadet, Andre

Film Details

Also Known As
Barber of Siberia, Barberaren i Sibirien, Barbier de Siberie, Le, Barbiere di Siberia, Il Barbiere di Siberia, Lazebnik Sibirsky, Le Barbier de Siberie, Sibirskii tsiriulnik, Sibirskiy tsiryulnik, barbero de siberia, El
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Barrandov Studios; Eurimages; France 2 Cinéma; Intermedia Film Equities; Medusa Film; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Arthaus Filmverleih; Belga Films; Medusa Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; Pathe Image; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films; United International Pictures; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Portugal; Moscow, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; Siberia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 56m

Synopsis

Jane Callahan travels to Russia in the late 19th Century to help a man who may be her father with his new invention. He has made a logging machine, which he hopes will transform the forests of Siberia, and needs support from the Grand Duke. Jane meets and falls in love with a young army cadet, Andrei, but his superior decides that he'd like to marry Jane, and forces the hapless Andrei to be his interpreter.

Cast

Julia Ormond

Jane Callahan

Richard Harris

Douglas Mccracken

Oleg Menshikov

Andre Tolstoy

Marina Neelova

Tolstoy'S Mother

Vladimir Ilyin

Captain Mokin

Daniel Olbrychski

Kopnovsky

Anna Mikhalkova

Dunyasha

Alexander Yakovlev

Captain Maximich

Marat Basharov

Cadet Count Polievsky

Nikita Tatarenkov

Cadet Prince Alibekov

Artyom Mikhalkova

Cadet Buturlin

Georgy Dronov

Cadet Nazarov

Avangard Leontiev

Uncle Nickolya

Robert Hardy

Forsten--Military Instructor

Elizabeth Spriggs

Perepyolkina

Nikita Mikhalkov

Tzar Alexander Iii

Isabelle Renaud

Tzarina Marie Fiodorovna

Evgeny Steblov

Grand Duke Aleksei Aleksandrovich

Inna Nabatova

His Wife

Philipp Diachkov

Grand Duke Mikhall--Tzar'S Son

Vladimir Zaitsev

Radlov'S Aide

Alexander Lenkov

The Scientist

Alexander Ilyin

The Merchant

Evgeny Dvorzhetsky

The Terrorist

Hanna Stredova

The Servant At Mccracken'S

Vladimir Tushko

The Steward

Alexander Mokhiv

Officr At Prison

Pierre Aussedat

Geller--Dance Teacher

Vladimir Gorushin

Kouzma--Carriage Driver

Said Nouroux

Abyssinian Prince

Evgeny Buslayev

The Governor Of Irkutsk

Olga Ankhina

The Governor'S Wife

Tatiana Kuznetsova

Girl'S Tutor

Maria Maksokova

Girl Student

Polushke Zdunek

The Typesetter

Anatoly Documentov

The Conductor

Joseph Nedorost

The Violinist

Vatslav Legner

The Inspector

Egor Blokhin

Vanyatka

Andrey Nikitin

Proshka

Andrey Savostyanov

Baron Von Bakmen

Mambo Syril

Sevant Of Abyssinian Princes

Andrey Baroli

Cadet

Kirill Grebenshikov

Cadet

Vladimir Zurabian

Cadet

Alexy Kabeshev

Cadet

Alexander Karpenko

Cadet

Alexey Kurotov

Cadet

Ivan Lakshin

Cadet

Dimitry Makarov

Cadet

Sergey Pinchuck

Cadet

Sergey Steblov

Cadet

Sergey Fedotov

Cadet

Philipp Feoktistov

Cadet

Dimitry Chuprakov

Cadet

Kirill Shanshiev

Cadet

Mikhail Shevchuk

Cadet

Alexey Shutov

Cadet

Mac Macdonald

Sergeant O'Leary 'Mad Dog'

Andrew O'donnels

The West Point Colonel

Daniel Evans

Andrew Mccracken-In The Mask

John Higgins

Cadet At West Point

Don Jeason

Cadet At West Point

Richard Dompsy

The Stutterer

Sergey Lozovoy

The Bell-House Monk

Alexander Sannikov

Lilliputian 'Napoleon'

Anataly Zhokov

The Fakir

Alexander Dubina

The Engineer

Natella Abuldaze

Wife Of Abyssinian Prince

Elena Tvelevna

Tightrope Walker With Sword

Valery Chitavin

Tightrope Walker

Alexander Muzikantsky

Evgeny Tsimbal

Vasily Sazhin

Anatoly Saprykin

Evgeny Kholodnikov

Zinaida Sidorkova

Oleg Klimov

Victor Satonin

Alexander Dedushko

Roman Radov

Vyacheslav Maksakov

Elena Obolenskaya

Vladimir Abanshin

Leonid Kuravlyov

Viktor Verzhbitsky

Alexei Petrenko

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer

Giuseppe Verdi

Performer

Alexei Feodorovich Lvov

Performer

Crew

Thierry Alloy

Special Effects

Ilya Amursky

Set Decorator

Vincent Arnardi

Sound Mixer

Vincent Arnardi

Re-Recording Mixer

Vladimir Aronin

Production Designer

Edward Artemiev

Music

Boris Baklanov

Other

Alexey Balashov

Production Manager

Armand Barbault

In Charge Of Production (France)

Minna Blank

Mixer

Lubov Bodunova

Production Coordinator

Jose Borges

Location Manager (Portuguese Shoot)

Nicole Cann

Other

Sergio Carlos

Assistant Director (Portuguese Shoot)

Natalia Cashina

Foley Artist

Natalia Chaika

Makeup Designer

Sergey Chertovskikh

Special Effects

Ivana Cholostova

Makeup Artist (Prague Shoot)

Julien Cloquet

Foley Recordist

Julien Cloquet

Adr Recordist

Stephano Coletta

Camera Operator

Franco Da Giacomo

Siberian Shoot Directro Of Photography

Velery Derkash

Stunt Coordinator

Igor Dmitriev

Military History Consultant

Kate Dowd

Casting (International)

Bilge Ebiri

Assistant Director

Anatoly Ermilov

Script Editor

Mariana Ertanova

Set Decorator

Jean-pierre Eychenne

Makeup Designer

Valdimir Ferkelman

Assistant Director

Zdenek Fiala

Location Manager (Prague Shoot)

Elena Ficenko

Production Coordinator

Jeanette Freeman

Hair Stylist

Jaqueline Gamard

Continuity

Martin Grosup

Camera Operator

Jean-max Guerin

Hair Stylist

Vincent Guillon

Sound Editor

Sergei Gurevich

Production Manager

Matt Howe

Music Mixer

Rustam Ibragimbekov

Screenwriter

Natasha Ivanova

Costume Designer

Marc Jenny

Production Supervisor

Elisbar Karavaev

Camera Operator

Alexei Karpushin

Location Manager

Irina Kislova

Foley Artist

Alexander Kochubey

Set Decorator

Danila Koltsov

Set Decorator

Andrey Komissarov

Animals

Luila Komissarova

Animals

Pavel Kornakov

Military Uniforms Consultant

Galina Korolyova

Makeup Designer

Laurent Kossayan

Sound Editor

Alexey Kostenko

Conductor

Vladimir Krassinski

Assistant Director

David Krejcik

Other

David Krejcik

Special Effects

Svetlana-fedina Kruglyakova

Makeup Artist

Vaclay Kuba

Special Effects

Mikhail Kvirikadz

Assistant Director

Svetlana Labanova

Hair Stylist

Pavel Lebeshev

Director Of Photography

Pavel Lebeshev

Dp/Cinematographer

Thierry Lebon

Re-Recording Mixer

Jean-pierre Lelong

Foley Artist

Oldrich Mach Jr.

Executive Producer (Prague Shoot)

Ludmila Makashova

Makeup Artist

Sergey Maksimov

Other

Martin Matinec

Other

Jose Matos

Other

Alla Meichik

Foley Artist

Enzo Meniconi

Editor

Artyom Mikhalkov

Assistant Director

Nikita Mikhalkov

Screenwriter

Nikita Mikhalkov

From Story

Nikita Mikhalkov

Co-Producer

Nikita Mikhalkov

Story By

Igor Morozov

Set Decorator

Svetlana Motro

Assistant Director

Vladimir Murzin

Art Director

Sergey Naugolnikh

Camera Operator

Marina Nigmatulina

Foley Recordist

Marina Nigmatulina

Adr Recordist

Tamara Odintsova

Casting (Russia)

Alla Oleneva

Costume Designer

Rospo Pallenberg

Screenwriter

Tamara Panteleeva

Makeup Artist

George Pappas

Military History Consultant

Gilbert Pieri

Special Effects

Gilles Pieri

Special Effects

Valentina Pimankina

Makeup Artist

Brian Pines

Consultant

Bryan Pines

Military History Consultant

Michal Prikryl

Production Manager (Prague Shoot)

Ekaterina Prosvirkina

Production Coordinator

Ludmila Pyatnitska

Property/Costume History Consultant

André Rigaut

Dialogue Editor

André Rigaut

Sound Mixer

Frederic Rouqutte

Special Effects

Maria Ruslanova

Makeup Artist

Renato Santos

Production Manager (Portuguese Shoot)

Anatoly Saprikin

Rank Practice Consultant

Vasily Sazhin

Military History Consultant

Jaromir Sedina

Steadicam Operator

Alena Sedova

Makeup Artist (Prague Shoot)

Bernard Seguy

Other

Olga Sergeeva

Makeup Artist

Michel Seydoux

Producer

Jury Shagov

Special Effects

Kirill Shanshiev

Assistant Director

Mikhail Shevchuk

Fencing Coach

Elena Shimanko

Folklore Ensemble Researcher

Vyacheslav Shurov

Folklore/Ethnography Consultant

Galina Sidneva

Makeup Artist

Olga Sizova

Assistant Director

Sergei Skripka

Conductor

Ivan Stefka

Location Manager (Prague Shoot)

Vyacheslav Stepanov

Special Effects

Suzanne Stokes-munton

Hair Stylist

Sergei Struchev

Costume Designer

Roman Sushinski

Camera Operator

Alla Tabakova

Other

Antonio Da Cunha Telles

Executive Producer (Portugal Shoot)

Pavel Terkhov

Special Effects

Jacques Thomas-gerard

Adr Recordist

Jacques Thomas-gerard

Foley Recordist

Sona Tichickovi

Casting (Prague Shoot)

Victor Trakhtenberg

Assistant Director

Andrey Trifonov

Special Effects

Nina Trofimchuk

Foley Artist

Evgeny Tsimbal

Assistant Director

Anastasia Tsvetnova

Assistant Director

Roman Tudjarov

Special Effects

Jury Udaltsov

Special Effects

Jean Umansky

Dialogue Editor

Jean Umansky

Sound Recorder

Jean Umansky

Sound Mixer

Alexander Utkin

Location Manager

Dana Vankova

Casting (Prague Shoot)

Leonid Vereshchagin

Executive Producer

Michel Vialla

Special Effects

Jacques Vidal

Production Manager

Vladimir Vinogradov

Music Recording Engineer

Irzi Vojtech

Special Effects

Ivan Vorlicek

Casting (Prague Shoot)

Alexander Yakovlev

Location Manager

Faina Yanpolskaya

Foley Artist

Sergei Zakharov

Special Effects

Nina Zakirova

Makeup Designer

Alexander Zelenkov

Assistant Director

Raisa Zhdanova

Makeup Artist

Victor Zuikov

Animals

Film Details

Also Known As
Barber of Siberia, Barberaren i Sibirien, Barbier de Siberie, Le, Barbiere di Siberia, Il Barbiere di Siberia, Lazebnik Sibirsky, Le Barbier de Siberie, Sibirskii tsiriulnik, Sibirskiy tsiryulnik, barbero de siberia, El
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Barrandov Studios; Eurimages; France 2 Cinéma; Intermedia Film Equities; Medusa Film; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Arthaus Filmverleih; Belga Films; Medusa Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; Pathe Image; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films; United International Pictures; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Portugal; Moscow, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; Siberia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States December 1999

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at New York Festival of Russian Films (Anthology Film Archives and the DGA Theater) December 10-12, 1999.

Shooting took place in Siberia in 1996, went on hiatus, 1997 shoot in Moscow.

Began shooting late September 1996.

Completed shooting summer 1997.

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States December 1999 (Shown at New York Festival of Russian Films (Anthology Film Archives and the DGA Theater) December 10-12, 1999.)