CTHE Press Release: "THE CUCKOO"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    "A portrait of good humored independency and sexual honesty!" - Rocky Mountain News

    Award-Winning and Witty Romantic Comedy *About Love, War and Farming
    From Respected International Director Alexander Rogozhkin

    Official Selection - Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals
    Debuting December 2 on DVD and Videocassette

    * * * * Culver City, CA (September 22, 2003) - An acclaimed, beautifully shot and highly
    amusing anti-war fable about the uncommon and touching bond developed between three
    unlikely characters, THE CUCKOO is the award-winning romantic drama that won Best Director
    and Best Actor honors at the 2002 Moscow International Film Festival and Best Narrative
    Feature at the 2003 San Francisco International Film Festival, will premiere December 2 on
    DVD and videocassette from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

    A fascinating and eloquent study about human relationships and communication barriers
    from renowned writer/director Alexander Rogozhkin (Checkpoint), THE CUCKOO takes place
    in September 1944, just days before Nazi-allied Finland withdraws from World War II. *A
    Finnish sniper named Veiko (Ville Haapasalo), is chained to a rock by his compatriots and left to
    die as punishment for his reluctance in battle. *Not long after, Ivan (Viktor Bychkov), a disgraced
    Russian captain, en route to his court martial, is wounded in an accident. *Both men are taken in
    by Anni (Anni-Kristiina Juuso), a young, resourceful Lapp widow, who offers shelter to one
    while nursing the other back to health. *Isolated by the harsh winter weather on her reindeer
    farm, the lines between enemy and ally disappear as the three unlikely roommates - from three
    different cultures, speaking three different languages - overcome both comic and tragic
    misunderstandings to form a passionate relationship together.

    * * * * Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    * * * * Remastered in High Definition
    * * * * Widescreen Presentation
    * * * * Audio: *Russian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    * * * * Subtitles: English
    * * * * Interactive Menus
    * * * * Scene Selections

    Rated PG-13
    Running Time: 103 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 00211 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00211-1
    VHS Catalog # 00212 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00212-8
    DVD Order Date: 10/30/03
    VHS Order Date: 11/11/03
    DVD SLP: $29.95; VHS rental
  2. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Producer

    May 9, 2001
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    I'm looking forward to this. It played our small arthouse theatre, but I just couldn't fit it in! They've been bringing in a lot of good titles.

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