Farewell Comrades! – Hope (Episode 3)

The third episode is about the period from 1985 to 1987 as Mikhail Gorbachev steps onto the political stage. His ideas about Glasnost and Perestroika – freedom of information and economical reforms, let him become an international bearer of hope. But the optimistic atmosphere is overshadowed by the catastrophe of Chernobyl.

News

  • 03/2013 - „Farewell Comrades!“ nominated for the FOCAL International Award 2013

    Our six-part TV-series „Farewell Comrades!“ is nominated for the FOCAL International Award 2013 in the category „Best Use of Footage [...]

    Our six-part TV-series „Farewell Comrades!“ is nominated for the FOCAL International Award 2013 in the category „Best Use of Footage in a History Production“. In 2012 the web format „Farewell Comrades! Interactive“ (www.lebtwohlgenossen.de) was awarded with the FOCAL Int. Award, so we´re happy to announce that we´re back with the TV-series this year. The award ceremony in collaboration with AP Archive takes place in the Lancaster London Hotel on May 2nd 2013.

    FOCAL INT. SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT


  • 01/2013 - „Farewell Comrades“ is nominated for the Grimme Award

    Breaking news from Marl: our TV series “Farewell Comrades!“ by Andrei Nekrasov is nominated for the Grimme Award 2013! The [...]

    Breaking news from Marl: our TV series “Farewell Comrades!“ by Andrei Nekrasov is nominated for the Grimme Award 2013! The jury selected a total of 57 productions out of 807 entries; “Farewell Comrades!” is nominated in the category “Information – TV series”. Over six episodes, the series follows the 16-year countdown leading to the breakdown of the Soviet Empire – told from the perspective of the people who experienced, caused or tried to prevent it. The winners of the 49th Grimme Award will be announced on April 12, 2013 in Marl, Germany.

    Grimme Award 2013 - Nominations 'Culture and Information'


  • 01/2013 - „Farewell Comrades!“ DVD Release at Icestorm

    Right in time with the nomination for the prestigious german Adolf Grimme Award 2013, our 6-part documentary series „Farewell Comrades“ [...]

    Right in time with the nomination for the prestigious german Adolf Grimme Award 2013, our 6-part documentary series „Farewell Comrades“ and the award-winning web-format "Farewell Comrades! Interactive" is released at Icestorm Distribution. In addition to the DVDs and the DVD-Rom, there´s an extensive booklet with background information included.

    ICESTORM Distribution


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    Farewell Comrades! (TV-Series, 6 parts)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Victory (Episode 1)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Wars (Episode 2)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Rebellion (Episode 5)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Collaps (Episode 6)

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    Farewell Comrades! – Awakening (Episode 4)


Farewell Comrades! – Hope (Episode 3)

December 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, calls the main Western heads of state. Shortly after, in a televised speech, Mikhail Gorbachev announces: “I quit my duties as President of the USSR.” He ends 80 years of history. It is an unexpected outcome to the grand communist vision that had held the world in anticipation since the October Revolution in 1917.

3. Episode: Hope (1985-1987)

When Mikhail Gorbachev takes power in 1985, his first actions wake great hopes inside and outside the country. Gorbachev is inspired by the Hungarian example, the awkward barrack of socialism that had already begun to get economical and social liberalisation on its way. But the catastrophe of Chernobyl shows Gorbachev in which ailing state the country is. At the 70th party congress of the communist party in 1987, he for the first time openly speaks about Glasnost and Perestroika – freedom of information and economical reforms that shall lead the giant nation back to its old strength.

Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Script: Jean-François Colosimo, Andrei Nekrasov, György Dalos
Executive producers: Christian Beetz, Olivier Mille
Supervising producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Associate Producer: Dominique Treilhou
Editor episode 3: Lena Rem
Additional editing: Phillip Gromov
Directors of photography: Sorin Dragoi, Andrei Erastov, Roman Ielensky
Colorist: Tom Chr. Lillevedt
Sound mix: Stéphane Larrat
Original score: Nils Kacirek & Jan-Peter Pflug
Main title music by: Andrei Nekrasov
Sound editing episode 3: Bernhard Köpke, Daniel Iribarren
Graphics episode 3: Conni Robe
Archive coordinator: Cécile Croizat
Archive researchists: Antje Boehmert, Karin Fritzsche, Sarah Dabaghy
Assistant directors: Vetta Kirillova, Ekaterina Panova
Line producers: Kathrin Isberner, Victoire Buff
Production supervisor main shoot: Christian Popp
Post-production manager: Benjamin Landsberger-Isaac
Post-production assistants: Jochen Kraft, Eva-Maria Weerts
Business affairs: Aurélie Mattlé
Technical director: Philipp Weigold
Production assistants: Nick Pastucha, Galina Stepanova, Anna Bolster
Production administrators: Daniela Schöne, Laura Cavaciutti, Claude Roy
Online editing: Henry-Pierre Rosamond
Assistant editors: François-Joseph Botbol, Alican Elcin, Robin Gaussé, Bernd Laatzel, Agnetha Lang, Bernd Lützeler, Christian Nowak, Giulia Rolino, Nathalie Vignères, Claire Le Villain
Assistant colorist: Christopher Berge Hove
IT technicians: Odd Brandtzægg, Fawaz Khatib
Interns: Tanja Bogasch, Alessandra Bogi, Judith Fächner, Anastasiya Kozlova, Marine Le Gouvello, Lisa Mayerhöfer

Team Germany
Additional camera: Maik Behres, István Imreh, Martin Langner, Ines Thomsen, Peter Badel, Peter Wuchterl, Jan Zabeil
Sound: Marc Hammerl, Uve Haussig, Susy Wehrly, Manuel Zimmer, Karsten Höfer, Thomas Funk
Research: Grit Lemke, Conny Klauss

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