Subversives

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Type: historical reenactment
Genre: docudrama
Year of production: 2012
Duration: 4x44 minutes
Directed by: Oleg Bobalo-Yaremchuk
Written by: Artem Drabkin, Aleksandr Kolpakidi
Director of photography: Dmitriy Kiptilyu
Music by: Boris Kukoba
Subversives is a docudrama using real actors who play the main characters in the reconstruction of actual events. Each episode contains two narrative threads:

Thread 1 – Dramatic Reconstruction (65-70% of the episode’s total duration)
This contains accounts of real missions performed by intelligence agents and the stories of the lives of these heroes. The visual feel is that of a feature film using the same methods of shooting, editing, music, character development together with the use of 3D CGI, all put into a documentary format.Thread 1 is broken down in the following way:

- Dialogue scenes – (15% of the episode’s total duration)
Scenes narrating the wartime biographies of the characters, including training of subversives, the development and preparation of operations, relocations of subversive teams etc. – (25% of the episode’s total duration)
- Action scenes – (30% of the episode’s total duration)

Thread 2 – Historical and Documentary (30% of the episode’s duration).
This provides the narration on the historical background of the depicted events and all necessary reference information.
The visual solution of this thread employs wartime actuality shots along with active use of 3D CGI elements, different schemes, diagrams and maps.

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