Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Rogozhkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Рого́жкин, born October 3, 1949) is a Russian film director and writer.

Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Born (1949-10-03) 3 October 1949 (age 71)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1980 – present


In 1990, he directed Karaul, which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Rogozhkin's film The Chekist was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Abroad, he is famous for his acclaimed 2002 film The Cuckoo (Kukushka), which won the Golden Eagle Award for Best Picture. The film was also entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the award for Best Director.[3]

Rogozhkin was also one of the first filmmakers addressing the Chechen War with his 1998 Blokpost war drama.[4]

Rogozhkin's most renowned television work are episodes of the Streets of Broken Lights – Russia's most popular police procedural TV series. He also directed the spin-off series Deadly Force.

He also directed a series of popular Russian-language screwball comedies "Peculiarities of National...": Peculiarities of National Hunt (1995), Peculiarities of National Fishing (1998), Peculiarities of the National Hunt in Winter Season (2000), and Peculiarities of National Politics (2003). These and made in a similar vein together with Operation Happy New Year, containing much humor about alcohol-related adventures and stunts.

Rogozhkin's film Transit (Peregon) was released in 2006. It is a "wartime tragicomedy" about the relationship between Soviet soldiers in the Far Eastern outpost in Chukotka and the American female pilots who bring them U.S.-made airplanes from Alaska through the lend-lease program. As in The Cuckoo, Rogozhkin cast a number of amateur actors for Peregon.

Personal lifeEdit

His wife, Yulia Rumyantseva, a 42-year-old editor and film producer, committed suicide by jumping from a 14th floor elevation on April 28, 2011.[5][6][7]


He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1972 with a degree in history and art critique.[8] From 1974 to 1977, he worked as a painter and decorator for Lenfilm Studios. At the same time, he also studied in art and graphics at the Leningrad Pedagogical Institute.[9] He then studied directing in the masterclass of Sergei Garasimov at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography from 1977 to 1981.[10]

Selected filmographyEdit




  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-03-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Chekist". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2009-08-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ The plot doesn't mention either exact Caucasian province where it takes place or the exact years of the 1990s.
  5. ^ Рогожкин раскрыл детали самоубийства жены.
  6. ^ Покончила с собой жена режиссера Александра Рогожкина
  7. ^ "Погибла супруга режиссера Рогожкина". Archived from the original on 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  8. ^ "ROGOZHKIN Alexander, photo, biography". Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  9. ^ "ROGOZHKIN Alexander, photo, biography". Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  10. ^ "Alexander Rogozhkin". IFFR. 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2020-05-01.

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