Execution Day

Execution Day feature movie demonstrates the process of execution, its rules and other details in the USSR. In the movie we have shot the prison life of an innocent kolkhoz chairman and the most dangerous offender who is sentenced to execution.
In the movie the offender is not only extremely dangerous, but also intelligent as he anticipates that he will be sentenced to an execution, therefore he plans few crimes and directs his friends for them. He knows that the one who is sentenced to death cannot communicate with his family, even the information about the execution date or grave of a prisoner is confidential. Afterwards the prisoner talks about recent crimes which are conducted by himself to a chief. Thus, the chief gets suspicious about his employees and allocates the most reliable ones at the cell. But the prisoner gives information about events happening outside every 20 days and the chief keeps believing that his employees pass confidential information to the criminal. He does not know that all crimes have been planned beforehand.
Execution Day feature movie is the first movie which shows the process of execution in the USSR and based on actual events.

  • Jalaladdin Gasimov
    The Archive of Sholler, Tovuz Waterfalls
  • Jalaladdin Gasimov
    The Archive of Sholler, Tovuz Waterfalls
  • Rahima Gasimova
  • Ajdar Zeynalov
    Key Cast
  • Sabir Mammadov
    Key Cast
  • Rovshan Karimdukt
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    317,000 USD
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    1920x1080 full hd
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  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival

    Best Narrative Feature Film Nomination
  • Diorama International Film Festival

  • Los Angeles CineFest

    United States
    Feature Film Semi-Finalist
  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

  • Capital Filmmakers Festival Madrid

  • The Lift-Off Sessions

    Official Selection
  • Lifft India Filmotsav

    Official Selection
  • Genre Celebration Festival

    Official Selection
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Internetational Film

    Official Selection
  • Rosarito International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • International Film Festival of Detective Films and Television programs on Law-Enforcement themes DetectiveFEST

    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

    Official Selection
  • Awareness Film Festival

  • Equality International Film Festival

    Official Selection

    Official Selection

    Official Selection
  • Golden Hollywood International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • FestiFlix

    Official Selection
  • Mozimotion
  • CINEMA LAB 2020
  • The BeBop Channel Content Festival
  • Asian Film Festival
  • Broadway International Film Festival
  • Lift-Off Online Sessions
  • O ECOCINE – Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental e Direitos Humanos
  • Noble International Film Festival And Awards
Director Biography - Jalaladdin Gasimov

Jalaladdin Gasimov was born in Azerbaijan in 1967. In 1984 he got accepted into the State University of Management in Moscow and transferred into Moscow Automobile And Road Construction Institute in 1985. He served in the military as chief of confidential communication station (It was the most confidential communication station of USSR) in Nohra, Weimar, Germany during 1985-1987, and afterwards, he pursued an education in Baku State University. Furthermore, he graduated from the International Law and Trade Academy in Kyiv and Police Academy in Baku. He had been working as a deputy chief and chief in Khatai district Police department since 1997. Jalaladdin Gasimov is known as an author of 9 historical novels and producer-writer of movies, such as "Sholler's archive", "Execution day", "The first success of Nobel brothers", "Stalin's dark past", "100 years of honorable life". Furthermore, he produced 3 documentaries in 2019. He is a producer who gained the most number of awards in the cinema history of Azerbaijan, a member of Union of Azerbaijani Writers.

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Director Statement

Dear Festival Representatives,

I would love to share a part of my life with you. I have 3 diplomas and I have worked in 3 diverse fields and succeeded. Nevertheless, my biggest passion in life has always been to write scripts and shoot movies. I have shot my first movie at the age of 50 and You - Dear Festival Representatives will decide either I am talented in this field, or not.

“Execution Day” movie is based on true stories, which used to happen in Russian prisons. Our latest certificate was signed by American congressman Jimmy Gomez.

I have obtained all information in “Sholler's archive” movie from my father - Gasimov Gazanfar, therefore this film is based on true stories. I produced this movie for the memory of my father and it became very successful in international festivals. “Sholler's archive” movie gained the most number of awards, achievements from Azerbaijan in international festivals. Then it inspired me a lot and I began to produce more movies, and they were successful as well. Thus, I decided to be a film director and I produced 4 documentaries in 2019, they gained achievements from the first view, too. I have a request, please help me to find somebody from the Shollers.

I have finished my movie completely in May and submitted it merely via www.filmfreeway.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Huge thanks to www.filmfreeway.com! Via this platform, we won 6 awards and became finalists in 5 festivals, semi-finalists in 9 festivals, selected in 22 festivals.