THE NEW SAINT

 A FILM BY ALLARD DETIGER - 2010

THE NEW SAINT

 A FILM BY ALLARD DETIGER - 2010

SYNOPSIS

Yevgeny Rodionov was an ordinary you Russion soldier who fell in Chechnya after being taken prisoner and refusing to convert to Islam. He was proclaimed a martyr and became an unofficial saint for many Russians. The life of Yevgeny’s mother Lyubov underwent a radical change when her child ‘became’ a saint. Unable to let go of her grief, she keeps his iconic memory alive with the support of Orthodox priests, biker gangs and the Russian army, which uses his legend as an example for young soldiers. While the saint’s mother appears on TV shows, young cadets are preparing to sacrifice themselves and follow in their hero’s footsteps.

CREDITS
Director  Allard Detiger
Co-Producer  Ellen De Waele

Producer  Denis Vaslin

In co-production with  Volya Films (NL)

Writer  Allard Detiger 
Music  Het Paleis van Boem