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The Mole


Once there lived a guy in a silicon burrow...

Distributed by HHG Film Company
Production companies: KIN-Film, St. Petersburg State Cinema and TV University

Film, comedy/romance/fantasy, 25 min 30 sec, Color, miniDV

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  • Directed by Igor Nurislamov
  • Written by Platon Martynov, Igor Nurislamov
  • Produced by Maksim Nikolaev
  • Director of photography Alexander Stolpakov
  • Sound director Aleksei Burdinov
  • Production designer Sergei Lavaur
  • Costume designer Maria Yakovleva
  • Make-up artist Ekaterina Pikuleva
  • Animator Olesya Shchukina


The Mole is a hermit programmer who has no friends and no girlfriend. His only interlocutor is Reverie, an AI fairy. The Mole lives in an old house which is to be demolished soon, spending days and nights in a chat with Reverie, interrupted only by blackouts. Until Sveta, a girl made of flesh and blood, moves to an apartment next door and decides to get The Mole back to normal life.


  • Best Sound Directing — Beginning Film Festival, Saint-Petersburg (2006)
  • Diploma “For Finding An Unconventional Approach to Solving a Serious Social Problem” — KinoConnect Film Contest (Corbina TV), Moscow (2007)
  • Diploma — “City: Fates and Time” World Outlook Film Festival, Moscow (2008)
  • Diploma — White Nights Festival, Saint-Petersburg (2006)
  • Best Sound — Peterkit Festival, Saint Petersburg (2006)