School of Seduction

Alina Rudnitskaya, Denmark, 2019

97 min.DK/Documentary

As they say in Russia: You cannot sit on two chairs at the same time. But that’s precisely what modern Russian women are trying to do. One chair is the patriarchal community, the second is female empowerment. Russian women want men to spend their money on them, but at the same time, they don’t want to lose their independence. This is the dilemma at the heart of the film. Our three heroines take matters into hand and start at a course called The School of Seduction, where they learn how to live, think and behave in order to be loved. But is this really what they want and dream about?
Basic information Credits
Original title School of Seduction
Danish title Scoreskolen – Tre kærlighedshistorier fra Rusland
Keywords Russia, Women, Relationship, Seduction, 2010-2019
Director Alina Rudnitskaya
Screenplay Alina Rudnitskaya
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Alina Rudnitskaya
Director of Photography Alexander Demianenko
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Sound Geir Dhølie Gjerdsjø, Are Åberg, Audun Kvitland Røstad
Composer Karwan Marouf
Production country Denmark, Austria, Norway, Russia
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Online release 03.10.2019, Filmcentralen,
Comment The film made its world premiere at CPH:DOX. Russian filmmaker Alina Rudnitskaya’s films include ’Catastrophe’ (2016), ’Victory Day’ (2014), ’Blood’ (2013) and ’I Will Forget This Day’ (2011).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Danish Documentary Production
Co-production Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Upnorth Film, WDR, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Creative Europe, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Autlook Filmsales, YLE, VPRO TV, SVT, Docs Against Gravity, NRK, Yes Docu, Den Nissenske Familiefond, Midtnorsk Filmsenter, Fritt Ord, Golden Girls Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Alina Rudnitskaya


Screenplay Alina Rudnitskaya


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Producer Alina Rudnitskaya
Co-producer Arash T. Riahi
Co-producer Sabine Gruber
Co-producer Christian Falch
Co-producer Torstein Parelius
Co-producer Heino Deckert
Associate producer Kasper Lykke Schultz
Producer''s assistant Emilia Moth
Post Producer Cecilie Byder
Post Producer Daniel Pazderka
Post Producer Haakon Wuttudal
Post-producton coordinator Maja Bugge
Production manager Kir Laustsen
Production manager Karin Trolle
Production manager Jonas Bruun
Production assistant Mia Wolfsberg Andersen
Production assistant Emilie Adelina Monies
Production assistant Nina Frifelt
Production assistant Oline Paludan
Post-production assistant Christoph Hofer
Executive producer Eva Mulvad
Executive producer Mikala Krogh
Executive producer Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Executive producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær


Cinematographer Alexander Demianenko
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Alexander Demyanenko
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Fedor Bakulin
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Aygul Musina
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Sergei Maksimov
Drone operator Vitaliy Karpovich


Editor Cathrine Ambus
Editing supervisor Mikala Krogh
Assistant editor Jeppe Hansen
Assistant editor Patrick Lund Larsen


Composer Karwan Marouf


Recording engineer Aleksei Antonow
Sound designer Geir Dhølie Gjerdsjø
Sound designer Are Åberg
Sound designer Audun Kvitland Røstad
Dialogue editor Jørgen Meyer
Dialogue editor Audun Kvitland Røstad
Re-recording mixer Jørgen Meyer

Visual effects

Graphic design Cornelia Brizsak
Colourist Daniel Pazderka
Art work Vidar Tevasvold Aune

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