In the Fog

Feature Film / Germany – Russia – Belarus – The Netherlands – Latvia / 2012 / 127′

  • Author:Sergei Loznitsa
  • Director:Sergei Loznitsa
  • DOP:Oleg Mutu
  • Editor:Danielius Kokanauskis
  • Distribution:Neue Visionen
  • World Sales:Match Factory
  • Festivals:IFF Cannes 2012 (FIPRESCI Prize), Minsk IFF 2012 (Grand Prix Golden Listapad), Yerevan IFF 2012 (Golden Apricot), Zerkalo IFF 2012 (Grand Prix), Odessa IFF 2012 (Best Film), IFF Tofifest 2012 (Award for the best film scene), Cottbus FF 2012 (Award for outstanding actor/ Prize of the ecumenical jury), Trieste IFF 2012 (Best film), Hong Kong FF 2013, Sofia IFF 2013, ArtFilmFest 2013, Dubai IFF 2013, Crossing Europe FF 2013

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation, and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. A train is derailed not far from the village, where Sushenya, a rail worker, lives with his family. Innocent Sushenya is arrested with a group of saboteurs, but the German officer makes a decision not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumours of Sushenya’s treason spread quickly, and partisans Burov and Voitik arrive from the forest to get revenge. As the partisans lead their victim through the forest, they are ambushed, and Sushenya finds himself one-to-one with his wounded enemy.
Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies, and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances.

In co-production with GP Cinema Company (RU), Rija Films (LV), Lemming Film (NL), Belarusfilm (BY) and ZDF in association with arte. Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Eurimages, Cinema Fund Russia, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, National Film Centre of Latvia, Riga Film Council, Nederlands Filmfonds and MEDIA i2i.