Focusing on the first section of author-turned-filmmaker Marc Dugain’s 2007 novel of the same name, An Ordinary Execution exmines life in the Russian police state under Joseph Stalin. Anna wants to have a baby with her husband, yet spends most of her days working in the local hospital, where she is both adored and despised by fellow colleagues due to her strange healing powers. One day she is escorted to the Kremlin to heal Stalin. Although frightened, Anna does as she is told while under the constant threat of having her loved ones arrested.


Marc Dugain

France 2010 105m