Poster for Witnesses


The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting witnesses... Through the history of a pair of women's shoes, which begins in the shop's show-window and ends in the show-window of Auschwitz.Through the history of the German Shepherd puppy, which turns into a killer. Through the history of the violin, which goes through all the horrors of the war. 


This Film Supports This SiteThe project was filmed for five years on the territory of nine countries – Russia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, the USA, Israel, Romania and Ukraine. The historical drama is dedicated to the memory of World War II and the Holocaust. Film was made with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

  • Written by: Konstantin Fam
  • Produced by: Konstantin Fam, Alexey A. Petrukhin, Egor Odintsov, Boris Mints, Oleg Stepchenko
  • Executive producers: Katerina Mikhaylova
  • Co-producers: Uriy Igrusha, Sasha Klein, Yan Fisher-Romanovsky
  • Line Producers: Miсhail Bykov, Tanya Dovidovskaya, Igor Lopatonok
  • Associate Producer: Yuri Zelvensky
  • Cinematography by: Otabek Djuraev, Marec Gajczak, Sergey Novikov, Asen Sopov, Mikhail Vikhrov, Aleksandr Aleynikov, Phil Lee, David Strajmayster, Giora Bejach
  • Music by: Egor Romanenko
  • Art Direction by: Philip Lagunovich-Cherepko, Ofeliya Arzumanova, Karel Vanicek, Jarmila Konecna, Adi Cristea, Neli Chiu, Maria Pitea
  • Edited by: Olga Grinshpun, Petr Zelenov, Varfalamey Kuraga
  • Production Companies: Ark Pictures, Russian Film Group
  • Cast: Oksana Fandera, Filipp Yankovsky, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Mikhail Gorevoy, Vladimir Koshevoy, Vyacheslav Chepurchenko, Maria King, Alim Kandur, Marta Drozdova, Anna Churina, Alexey A. Petrukhin, Uliana Elina, Mariya Zykova, Anzhelika Kashirina, Vyacheslav Ganenko



  • Crystal Source Film Festival, 2018 (Russia) – Prize of the Organizing Committee
  • 17 Moments International Film Festival named after V. Tikhonov, 2019 (Russia) – Grand Prix
  • Online-festival T@ke Two, 2019 (Russia) – People's Choice Award


  • Mt. Fuji – Atami Film & VR Festival, 2019 (Japan)


  • Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia
  • Russian Jewish Congress
  • Documentary Film Center
  • Youth Center of The Cinematographic Union of The Russian Federation
  • Roskino

Original title:
104 minutes
Konstantin Fam

Shown at

  1. Ekaterinburg Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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