by Leonardo Di Costanzo, Bruno Oliviero

  • Documentaries
  • Production year 2006
  • Length 67’ min.
  • Format DV


It is an extraordinary testimony of a chapter in soviet history, about the reconstruction and the memories of the sailors abandoned abroad the ship Odessa, moored for years in the port of Naples. This ship belonged to a company that went bankrupt and was sequestered by a court, and was inhabited for years by a phantom crew that survived under extreme conditions (without heating, food or salaries). The story follows their traumatic existence on board, in hospitals, courts, with the hope of recuperating their dignity as men.


Directors Leonardo Di Costanzo, Bruno Oliviero
Story and Screenplay Leonardo Di Costanzo, Bruno Oliviero
Cinematography Leonardo Di Costanzo; Bruno Oliviero
Editor Aurelie Ricard; Catherine Zins
Live sound Leonardo Di Costanzo; Bruno Oliviero
Sound Editor Daniela Bassani
Productions Indigo Film, Point du Jour
With the support of Media Plan of the European Community
With the support of Napoli Film Commission
In association with Arte
In collaboration with Rai Cinema
With the contribution of  M.I.B.A.C.T. - Direzione Generale per il Cinema


Vladimir Lobanov
Andrei Irlikov
Anatolii Val
Serghei Gourbov
Alexander Droumov
Nicolai Chevstov
Innokentii Sokolenko
Romana Murji


Alba International Film Festival Infinity Best Director
International Filmaker Festival Best Documentary


Paris Cinema du Reèl
Alba International Film Festival
Salerno Film Festival
Napoli Film Festival
Taormina Film Fest

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