Shot on location in Moldova and Transnistria (Pridnestrovia) 2005 – 2011

Edited, produced and directed by
STEFF GRUBER

Photography by
STEFF GRUBER, JÜRG HASSLER

Music composed and conducted by
JIMMY GELHAAR

“Temptation” performed by
ARASH and BLESTJASHIE

Cast in alphabetical order

ALINA NIJELSKAIA
ANA NASUSHNAIA
ANASTASIA STEPNOVA
ANA NEUGODNIKOVA
ANNA BALAN
AURELIA SIMONOVA
CRISTINA MARAHOVSKAYA
DANIEL LEUENBERGER
DOINA SIRBU
EVGEHNIA SATULOVA
GALINA MIKAILOVA
IRINA GLATKOVA
JULIA MAISTRENKO
KATJA NEUGODNIKOVA
LARISA SIRBU
LINDA ZAITSEVA
LUBA VOITETCAIA
LUDMILLA REICH
MARGARITA KUZNETSOVA
MASHA ZAITSEVA
NATALIA NEUGODNIKOVA
OLGA GRITCAN
OLGA STEPNOVA
OXANA DRUMI
ROMINA JURAVSKAIA
SERGEI NEUGODNIKOVA
SILVIA CARAMAN
SVETLANA JURAVSKAIA
SVETLANA REICH
SVETLANA VOITECAIA
TAMARA ZAITEVA
TATIANA GLATKOVA
VERONICA ADRIAN
VICTORIA KUZNETSOVA
VIKA DARANUTSA
VLADA DRUMI

Sirbu house, Chercaieste
TATIANA SIRBU
NICOLAE SIRBU

Wedding guests
ZINA CHISEOLARI
VALENTINA CHISEOLARI
VALENTINA URSAKY
KRISTINA
SERGIU RUSU

Casting in Transnistria

ALEXANDRA GHIULISCHIUT
ALLA GODOROZEA
ALYNA GYRLA
ALYNA KANTSER
ALYNA KRIVONOTNIKOVA
ALYNA URITA
ALYONA KRIVOSHEEVA
ANASTASIA BELENKAYA
ANNA DRAGOY
ANTONYA TRYVOL
CRISTINA KARANJIU
EKATARINA ZARA
ELENA KERDIVARA
IRINA ZAITSEVA
EUGENYA RYAZANOV
KAROLYNA MOKAN
KATJA BOYARSCHEVA
LILIANA MOKAN
LUDMILA KRIVOSHEEVA
OLESYA NASUSHNAYA
OLGA AYLATOVA
TAMARA BUDIGAY
VALENTINA MANOLE
VALERIA KURUNTYUK
YULIA BUDIGAY
YULIA MUNTEAN
ZYNAIDA ANTOCHEL

German Narrator
PETER RICHNER

Produced by
KINO.NET FILMPRODUKTION AG
STEFF GRUBER

Associate Producer
CYRILLE KAZIS

Executive Production Moldova
INOWORKS MOLDOVA SRL

Executive Production Assistant & casting in Transnistria (Pridnestrovia)
LUBA VOITECAIA

Executive Production Switzerland
ALIVE MEDIA AG

Accountant
CLAUDINE HANGARTNER

Line Production / Financing
MEDIA.CH AG

Assistant Diretors & Translators
SILVIA CARAMAN
IRINA ALCAN
MALVINA OLEINIC
CORNELIUS MARTEA
ELENA IAZ

Transcript / Russian Translations
TANIA KARLIN

Transcript / Moldovan Translators
MADALINA CONDREA

Additional Translations
FINETEXT TRANSLATIONS GMBH, Hamburg Germany

Narration Text Development & Research
DIANA BÄRMANN

Narration Text Supervisors
RENE GROSSENBACHER
ANKE FELGENHAUER
YEL KOCH

Postproduction Supervisor
CYRILLE KAZIS

Narration recorded at
KAZIS WORKS, Basel

Postproduction Facility Engineering
TONY LENHERR

Grass Valley Consultant
PETER SCHMID

Pre-Production Assistant
MARTINA BERLI

Law Consultant Moldova
IGOR DOMNICU

Wedding Photographer
CARL WILLIAMS

Hairdresser
TANJA BURUJAN

Pyrotechnic Operator
VALERA REVENCO

Boat-Travelling “Legenda” on Dniester
CAPTAIN GORCEAG VASILE
MECHANIC VLADIMIR FRAI
CAPTAIN VASILII GORCHACK

Driver Moldova / Transnistria
DIMITRI “DIMA” PASECINIC
PAVEL “PASA” DISCULTU
VEACESLAV PAZINA

Accomodation Moldova
HOTEL ELAT, Chisinau

Graphic Design
ANKE FELGENHAUER

All Still Photographs courtesy of
DANIEL LEUENBERGER
DOINA SIRBU
ALEXANDER FRADIS

Thanks to
MONK EVFIMIE, Butuceni Momestizi, Orheiul Vechi
and THE MONKS OF MANASTIREA SAHARNA
www.manastirea-saharna.md

Special thanks to
ANKE FELGENHAUER
RENE GROSSENBACHER
CAROLINE SIPOS
ISABEL REISS
BENI MÜLLER
STASCHA BADER
YEL KOCH

“Passion Despair” composed and conducted by
JIMMY GELHAAR
Copyright 2005-2011 Monster Toons Production

“Cold Night” composed and conducted by
JIMMY GELHAAR
Copyright 2005-2011 Monster Toons Production

“Holydacf” composed and conducted by
JIMMY GELHAAR
Copyright 2005-2011 Monster Toons Production

“Temptation” (Russian version with Blestjashie) performed by
ARASH
© 2005 Warner Music Sweden AB
Courtesy of Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH
A Warner Music Group Company

“Temptation” music and text
BURBANK SAMY, GOLD RONNY, GOZLAN SAMY, ZAK ESTER, MAZA LUACES PEDRO, BEJERHOLM JOHAN, UHLMANN ROBERT, LABAF ALEX, TAVAHEN MAX
Copyright by Ascot Music, Flora Musikverlag GmbH
Warner Chapell Music Scandinavia, Copyright Control

Additional Music by the Monks of Manastirea Saharna
HIEROMONK PAISE IPATHE
HIERODEAKON IUVENALIE GHERVAS
HIERODEAKON VARTOLOMEN MUREA
BROTHER SERGHEI CELACU
Copyright 2011 by KINO.NET AG

“Duca” composed and performed by
MARC BÄNTELI and MARCUS WYRSCH
Copyright 2006 (Suisa) produced by Verascope Film

Filmed 16:9 with SONY DVCAM and Sony DV-Consumer-Cameras

Postproduced 2011 at KINO.NET FILMPRODUKTION AG on GRASS VALLEY Soft- and Hardware

www.passion-despair.com

Copyright 2011
© by KINO.NET Filmproduktion, Zurich, Switzerland
All rights reserved.

IBAN 0000-0002-035C-000-G-000-000-Q

Credits

CH 2011
Documentary
DigiBeta (16:9)
93 min., colour / b&w

Languages: German, English, Russian, Moldovan, French
Subtitles: German, English

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