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American director filmed movie about scientists in besieged Leningrad

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American director filmed movie about scientists in besieged Leningrad



The director from the United States Jessica Orek completed her work on a film about the siege of Leningrad, Sankt Peterburg TV channel reports. 

Its main characters are scientists from Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry. They were working in one of the largest seed vaults in the world, starving to death, but retaining a unique collection. It is known that at least 13 employees of the institute died from exhaustion, while their offices were filled with rice, oats and potatoes. 

One Man Dies A Million Times movie is based on the diaries of the residents of besieged city. According to the director, she knew very little about the history of the siege of Leningrad. But after she found the diary notes, she could not think of anything else. 

The author focuses on the relationship of a pair of lovers. Young scientists are forced to save their lives and priceless seeds, making the choice between preserving the collection and life of a loved one. Real story and fictional images that the director calls collective intertwined in the movie. 

The collection has been preserved until today, and it continues to grow. 

The film is shot in Russian language. Its world premiere will take place over the ocean on March 9. Then the inhabitants of Saint Petersburg will see it. 

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