Under Electric Clouds (2015)


Under Electric Clouds (Russian: Pod electricheskimi oblakami, Под электрическими облаками) is a 2015 Russian sci-fi drama film directed by Aleksei Alekseivich German.


Episodic, spiritual and existentialistic look at the state the Russia is in in 2017, exactly one hundred years after the communist-led Russian Revolution. The future looks gloomy, since the world is on the brink of yet another world war.


  • Louis Franck as Petr.
  • Merab Ninidze as Nikolai.
  • Viktoria Korotkova as Sasha.
  • Chulpan Khamatova as Valya.
  • Viktor Bugakov as Danya.
  • Karim Pakachakov as Karim.
  • Konstantin Zeliger as Marat.
  • Anastasiya Melnikova as Irina.
  • Piotr Gasowski as Uncle Borya.


It was screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography. It also earned German the award for Achievement in Directing at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


  • The production of the movie took 5 years.
  • To create a special visual series of the picture, work on the film was carried out in winter and spring.
  • Most of the selected objects for filming (unfinished buildings, the airport under construction) were surrounded by typical blue building fences.
    • In total, during the filming, several kilometres of construction barriers were dismantled and installed back.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Aleksey German Jr. … (as Aleksey German).
  • Producer(s):
    • Sergey Antonov … producer.
    • Ekaterina Bogomolova … assistant producer.
    • Dariusz Jablonski … co-producer.
    • Violetta Kaminska … co-producer.
    • Rushan Nasibulin … producer.
    • Egor Olesov … producer.
    • Andrey Savelev … producer.
    • Artem Vasilyev … producer (as Artem Vasiliev).
    • Izabela Wójcik … co-producer.
    • Sergey Yahontov … producer (as Sergey Yakhontov).
    • Krzysztof Zanussi … co-producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Aleksey German Jr. … (screenplay) (as Aleksey German).
  • Music:
    • Andrei Surotdinov.
  • Cinematography:
    • Sergey Mikhalchuk.
    • Evgeniy Privin.
  • Editor(s):
    • Sergey Ivanov.
  • Production:
    • Metrafilms.
    • Linked Films.
    • Apple Film Productions (co-production).
    • Tor Film Studio (co-production).
    • Telewizja Polska (TVP) (in association with).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Movies Inspired (2015) (Italy) (all media).
  • Release Date: 10 February 2015 (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany).
  • Running time: 138 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: Russian.

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