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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2018

Filmmaker Natalija Yefimkina’s directorial debut is dedicated to the Russian man’s refuge, the garage, in the inhospitable area of Northern Russia on the Kola Peninsula.

With humorous, unpredictable and bizarre scenes, GARAGE PEOPLE tells the story of Russian men and the celebration of their private independence as they embellish their garages at their own discretion into parallel worlds. We hear tales – both tragic and lighthearted – that allow us to gaze into the deep souls of Russian men who scarcely speak for themselves – or with each other, sharing their concerns, fears and joys. In this way, we gain an insight into an everyday reality that takes place in secret.
Genre Human Interest, Society, Culture
Category Documentary
Director Natalija Yefimkina
Cinematography Axel Schneppat
Producers Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
Production Company Tamtam Film
Original Version
Shooting Dates February-June 2018
Subtitled Versions English, German
With backing from MEDIA, BKM, German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Tamtam Film GmbH