fuckin' good KAMCHATKA - a ballet for two poachers
Directed by Juerg Da Vaz
1000 miles from Kamchatsky-Petropavlovsk in the deep forest of Kamchatka and 120 Miles away from Esso, the next village, we meet Ivan and Dima, the two poachers in their little hut. They takes us for fishing. Nothing is planned, no situation arranged, no questions asked. Juerg and Yuri are unexpected passers-by. The mosquitoes clearly draw the line between them and the poachers.
The social situation offers a rare glimpse into the lives of men that have run away from prison in Petropavlovsk. 24 hours are barely enough to survive for a day. But the struggle for daily survival is part of their pride and strength. And their is another side to isolation. Out there in no-mans-land, 1200km from Petropavlovsk in the wilderness, the butterfly and the portraits of Faina create a level of sensitivity of another world. They show that culture has a life and an existence even more so, when circumstances are less than favorable. Faina is a special character. Her self-pride makes her and us believe that their could be a new beginning at any moment, if...

full cast
Driver: Sergei Klyukin
Translation: Natalya Dracheva, Gisko Yevgeny
Camera 1: Juerg Da Vaz
Camera 2: Yury Burak
Sound: Bela Zsebeny
Music: Galina Ustvolskaya
Musical adaptation: Zsolt Benedek, Juerg Da Vaz
Edited by: Zsolt Benedek, Juerg Da Vaz
Director: Juerg Da Vaz

credits
People of Krapivnaya
Ludmilla Osipenko
Wolfgang Mertin
Peter Hailer
Sergei Khubunaya
Krisztian Petrovics
Andras Pap
Ursula Davatz
Shot on site in Krapivnaya, Region Bistritsky, Kamchatka, Russia

Hallo lieber Juerg,
habe mir Deinen Kamtschatka-Film angeschaut. Sehr gut die Geschichte rund um die Fischer, sehr emotional mit den Zeichnungen am Schluss vertieft.
Ausserordentlich gut die Musik.
Wolfgang

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