In turn-of-the-century Russia, a brilliant actor prepares to take on the role of his life, that of a leader in the new revolutionary Russia. Obsessed, the actor will go to unimaginable limits to accomplish his mission: assuming the role of another man to be able to act on an atypical stage, the stage of real life. Using a black and white with greyish tones, The Role is a radical aesthetic (and historical) project.
Dnepro, 1947. He attained international recognition with his first film, Letters from a Dead Man (86), screened at the Cannes festival. His filmography includes: Russian Symphony (94), The Turn of the Century (01) and The Ugly Swans (06).