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abbr. (context genealogy English) daughter of... n. (context online services English) Daily active users.


Dau or DAU may refer to:

  • Dau (surname)
  • Dau (film), a biography of physicist Lev Landau
  • Da'u County, or Dawu County, in Sichuan, China
  • Dau, a barangay in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines
Dau (film)

Dau is a Russian film directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky. The film deals with the life of the Nobel Prize winning Soviet scientist Lev Landau. The movie is one of Russia's largest and most controversial cinematic projects.

The preparation for the shooting for the film began in 2006, whereas the actual shooting started in 2008 and went on for three years. The world premiere of the movie was intended to take place at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival but was rescheduled to L’Atelier du Festival at Cannes in May 2014. As of 2015 it is still in post-production.

The film was shot at various sites in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, United Kingdom and Denmark. Most of the film was shot on a specially constructed set called The Institute in Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine. The Institute was the largest film set in Europe, the area totalling 12,000 sq. meters. The set was a dynamic creative reconstruction of a Soviet restricted-access Institute in 1938-1968, located in Moscow. The destruction of the set became an integral part of the story and was shot on 8 November 2011. Teodor Currentzis, a Greek classical conductor plays the title role of Dau while Radmila Shchegoleva, the only professional actor in the cast plays his wife. Cast: Anatoly Vasiliev, Dmitry Chernyakov, Alexei Blinov, Peter Sellars, Romeo Castellucci, Carsten Höller, Marina Abramović, David Gross, Shing-Tung Yau, Nikita Nekrasov, Carlo Rovelli, James Fallon, and others.

Dau (surname)

Dau is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • John Dau (born 1974), one of the Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Carl Dau (born 1942), German designer
  • Heinrich Dau (1790–1831), Holstein-Danish geologist and writer
  • Stephen Dau (born 1971), American writer, journalist and photographer

Usage examples of "dau".

Naked Indians with their faces daubed with red clay, Algonquins and Abenakis, clustered round the ship in their birchen canoes with fruit and vegetables from the land, which brought fresh life to the scurvy-stricken soldiers.

This is Lieutenant Dauren calling Kyp Durron--this is an emergency, an urgent message!

The new canvas was laid out on the deck, the sheets already reeved into the clews and earing cringles, but it took an hour Of hard, dangerous work before her white canvas was brought down and stowed away, and the sails that were daubed with pitch were hoist to the yards and unfurled.

Sain, Sirket and Dau, Efi, Vida and Noi, little Mie and the unknown son or Daughter that Sain is to bear.

Minalde stepped forward quickly, holding out her hand, heedless of the dust that daubed the hems of her faded peasant skirt and liberally smutched the baby Prince in her arms.

I stood beside Euphrates while it swelled Like overflowing Jordan in its youth: It waxed and colored sensibly to sight, Till out of myriad pregnant waves there welled Young crocodiles, a gaunt blunt-featured crew, Fresh-hatched perhaps and daubed with birthday dew.

Naked warriors, daubed in blue clay, swarmed over their land, raping and slaughtering and burning, and howling with laughter all the while.

His partner was a pretty, very hairy swinger whose clothes reeked with inbred filth, but who smelled lovely from the perfume daubed behind his ears.

According to the custom of the scryers she daubed the oil into the hollows of her eyepits, coating the scars with concealing blackness.

When it came time to return, the rune was daubed minutely on a smidgin of papyrus and fastened to the leg of the patient bird.

The walls were formed either of stout planks laid together vertically or horizontally, or else of posts at a short distance from one another, the interstices being filled up with wattlework daubed with clay.

They wore breechcloths and their bodies were zebra-striped in black and white, their faces daubed white with huge black smiles painted around their mouths, their hair jutting upward in two long conical horns, each horn surmounted with a brush of what seemed to be corn shucks.

They frequently asked Dauer his opinions based on his being native to these times.

In all, Dauer was amazed by the high level of discussion and the total absence of gossip.

So I initially showed Dauer respect in front of all of you and the comforts available here.