PU-239


1h 47m 2007

Brief Synopsis

After a nuclear facility technician has an accident, he travels to Moscow in search of work and finds himself involved with the city's low-level mobsters.

Film Details

Also Known As
Half Life of Timofey Berezin, The, PU239
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Global Entertainment Partners; HBO Films; HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Mary Nelson-Fraser & Associates; Post Logic Studios; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Section Eight; Sound Satisfaction; The Racket; Todd-Ao; Wiggin Llp
Distribution Company
HBO Home Video; Picturehouse
Location
Bucharest, Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

After a nuclear facility technician has an accident, he travels to Moscow in search of work and finds himself involved with the city's low-level mobsters.

Crew

Nico Abondolo

Song Performer

Marilyn Adams

Assistant Editor

Moise Adrian

Painter

Vardan Aganyan

Props

Elin Alexandr

Song

Laurentiu Alexe

Wardrobe Assistant

Ileana Anghel

Assistant Director

Alina Apostu

Script Supervisor

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alexander Averochkin

Set Decorator

Razvan Badea

Set Production Assistant

Michael Anthony Banks

Song

Georgiana Bardea

Craft Service

Ivan Basenkov

Production Assistant

Robert Batha

Sound Editor

Thomas Beach

Post-Production Assistant

Roman Bedulin

Best Boy Electric

Peter Berg

Executive Producer

Armyan Bernstein

Executive Producer

Daniel Birczynski

Music

Nancy Bishop

Casting

Martin Blasick

Song Performer

Martin Blasick

Song

Natasha Blasick

Interpreter

Natasha Blasick

Post-Production

Susan Bluestein

Casting

Andrey V Bobhakov

Song

Rus Bogdan

Painter

Tiberiu Borcoman

Sound Mixer

Cristian Bostanescu

Production Executive

Monica Botea

Craft Service

Jason Bretz

Assistant Editor

Eigil Bryld

Director Of Photography

Gabriel Burcescu

Animal Wrangler

Scott Burns

Writer

Scott Burns

Executive Producer

Dana Busoiu

Makeup Artist

Larisa Busuioc

Assistant

Jennifer M Byrne

Post-Production Accountant

Kelly Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Tom Calderaro

Original Music

Catalin Calin

Gaffer

Paul Carden

Supervising Sound Editor

Kevin E Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Crina Cartas

Construction Coordinator

Toni Cartu

Camera Operator

Badarau Catalin

Painter

Cinculeasa Catalin

Swing Gang

Andreea Cazacu

Assistant Set Decorator

Laura Ciobanu

Wardrobe Assistant

Catalin Ciutu

Hair Stylist

George Clooney

Executive Producer

Ion Cofaru

Generator Operator

Bill Coffin

Cgi Artist

Sean Connor

Camera Focus Puller

Melissa Corns

Sound Effects Editor

Ben Cosgrove

Executive Producer

Tim Cox

Song

Eugen Cristea

On-Set Dresser

Ana-maria Cucu

Costume Supervisor

Adrian Curelea

Art Director

Batranu Dan Daniel

Swing Gang

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Miranda De Pencier

Producer

Brian Dembow

Song Performer

Zanne Devine

Executive Producer

Alexandru Dinca

Assistant Property Master

Eugen Dinca

Unit Production Manager

Sorin Dinu

Transportation Coordinator

George Doering

Song Performer

David Donaldson

Digital Effects

Kate Dowd

Casting

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Oana Draghici

Costumer

Bruce Dukov

Song Performer

Victor Dumitrovici

Camera

Rachel Eggebeen

Associate Producer

Julie Eidsvoog

Music

Ion Epure

Key Grip

Steve Erdody

Song Performer

Jennifer Wynne Farmer

Unit Production Manager

Jennifer Fox

Executive Producer

Lazaroni Paula Francisca

Painter

Stefan George

Swing Gang

Letitia Ghenea

Makeup Artist

Viorel Ghenea

Property Master

Liviu Gherghe

Set Production Assistant

Andreea Gherghel

Assistant Art Director

Gillian Gilbert

Song

Florin Gon

Location Manager

Olga Gorelova

Caterer

Viki Gospodaru

Production Accountant

Floriela Grapini

Casting

Dan Grico

Song Performer

Puscariu Grigore

Assistant Art Director

Armen S Grigoryan

Song

Ion Grozea

Special Effects Assistant

Adrian Guianu

Grip

Mark Hadfield

Song

Cynthia Hahn

Business Affairs

Adrian Handac

Assistant Property Master

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Ben Harris

Photography

Laurence Harvey

Special Effects Technician

Peter Hook

Song

Paul Iancu

Electrician

Carmen Ilie

Wardrobe Assistant

Cristi Ilinca

Video

Florin Ilinca

Loader

Parvu Ion

Swing Gang

Radu Ion

Electrician

Ioana Bita Ionescu

Graphic Designer

Lucian Iordache

Special Effects Supervisor

Cristina Ivan

Production Secretary

Laurentiu Ivan

Loader

Joel Iwataki

Music Scoring Mixer

Joel Iwataki

Score Recording

Elena Jacobson

Associate Producer

Cristina Jaleru

Assistant Production Coordinator

Grant Janssen

Software Engineer

Jon Johnson

Sound Design

Matthew W Johnson

Cgi Artist

Angelina Jolie

Executive Producer

Ken Kalfus

Source Material

Ahmed Kamila

Craft Service

Vladimir Kanzedal

Camera

Steve Kempster

Score Recording

Kirsty Kinnear

Casting Associate

Evyen Klean

Consultant

Abel Korzeniowski

Original Music

Geyer Kosinski

Co-Executive Producer

Jasmine Kosovic

Post-Production Supervisor

Roy Kosuge

Interpreter

Kalina Krasteva

Assistant Art Director

Annalise Kurinsky

Executive

Vladimir Kuzmin

Song

Marese Langan

Makeup Designer

Marcu Laurentiu

Camera Focus Puller

Moraru Dan Laurentiu

Grip

Stanga Laurentiu

Swing Gang

Bryan Lawson

Music Editor

Ella Leva

Post-Production

Ella Leva

Interpreter

Joshua Levinson

Post-Production Supervisor

Lou Levinson

Colorist

Ella Leya

Song Performer

Ella Leya

Song

Guy J Louthan

Producer

Vasile Luca

Boom Operator

Charlie Lyons

Producer

Ion Marcu

Best Boy Electric

Alexandru Margarit

Craft Service

Constantin Marian

Swing Gang

Gari Marin

Best Boy Grip

Oana Marinescu

Set Decorator

George Mateescu

Set Production Assistant

Dr. Eng Alexandra Matei

Medic

Dori Mercea

Liaison

Lavinia Mercea

Production Accountant

Tom Meyer

Production Designer

Svetlana Migunova

Production Coordinator

Diaconu Mihaela

Painter

Andreea Mititiuc

Production Secretary

Bogdan Moncea

Line Producer

Charles Moore

Legal Services

Adrian Moroca

Set Production Assistant

Stephen Morris

Song

Alexandru Nicolae

Electrician

Radu Nicolae

Sound Mixer

Pascu Nicolai

Swing Gang

Cristian Niculescu

Production Designer

Cezar Pali

Medic

Mazanec Radu Paul

Painter

Oana Paunescu

Costume Designer

Ovidiu Paunescu

Assistant Director

Vlad Paunescu

Producer

Sarah Payan

Dialogue Editor

Ionut Perianu

Loader

Kieron Phipps

Assistant Director

Frankie Pine

Music Supervisor

Brad Pitt

Executive Producer

Genady Pogonin

Best Boy Grip

Ioana Popescu

Costume Supervisor

Ruxandra Popescu

Accountant

Sorin Popescu

Art Director

Eva Prelle

Producer

Alexandra Puia

Assistant Director

Crina Pundichi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Doina Raducut

Wardrobe Assistant

Adi Raduia

Generator Operator

Emily Rice

Post-Production Accountant

Tatiana S Riegel

Editor

Peter Robertson

Steadicam Operator

Maria Romano

Art Department Coordinator

Andi Rosu

Art Department

Yury Sapronov

Other

Aleksey Savochkin

Video Playback

Alla Savranskaia

Interpreter

Greg Schenz

Business Affairs

Moussya Semenova

Advisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Half Life of Timofey Berezin, The, PU239
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Global Entertainment Partners; HBO Films; HBO Films; HBO Network- Home Box Office; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Mary Nelson-Fraser & Associates; Post Logic Studios; Sargent Disc, Ltd.; Section Eight; Sound Satisfaction; The Racket; Todd-Ao; Wiggin Llp
Distribution Company
HBO Home Video; Picturehouse
Location
Bucharest, Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States 2007

Aired in United States November 17, 2007

Aired in United States March 25, 2008

Based on the novella "Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies: A Novella and Stories" written by Ken Kalfus; published by Milkweed Editions September 1, 1999.

Peter Berg was previously attached to direct. John C. Reilly previously attached to star.

Project was previously set up at Working Title, then at United Artists.

Feature directorial debut for Scott Z Burns.

Aired in USA on HBO November 17, 2007.