EN - The deeply religious Yevgeny Rodionov was killed in Chechnya by terrorists after refusing to convert to Islam, paying for his loyalty with decapitation. He was proclaimed a martyr and many Russians regarded him as their unofficial saint. Yevgeny’s mother is determined to keep his iconic memory alive and uses all her energy to campaign for his canonisation. Along the way, she finds herself supported by orthodox priests, Hells Angels and the Russian Army, who see in Yevgeny’s story a primary example of patriotism to display to young soldiers.

FR - Yevgeny Rodionov était un jeune homme ordinaire, un soldat russe qui a été tué en Tchétchénie, après avoir été pris en otage par des terroristes et avoir refusé de se convertir à l’Islam. Rodinov, un garçon profondément croyant, a payé sa loyauté par la décapitation. Il a été proclamé comme un martyre et beaucoup de Russes reconnurent en lui leur saint non-officiel.

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Title The New Saint
Original title The New Saint
Original language Russian
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2010

Credits

Music Het Paleis van Boem

Technical specs

Running time film 68'
Sound format Davis Spaans, Ranko Paukovic

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Last edited on 14 September 2015

Short info

Director Allard Detiger
Producers Ellen De Waele
Writers Allard Detiger
Contact

Serendipity Films
Ellen De Waele
Huigeveldstraat 37
9550 Sint-Antelinks
Belgium
T +32 499 46 36 95
ellen@serendipityfilms.be
www.serendipityfilms.be

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Voyla Films
www.voylafilms.com

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