Mikhail SHVEITSER
Михаил ШВЕЙЦЕР
Mikhaïl SCHWEITZER
USSR, 1956, 97mn 
Colour, fiction
Beginning of Life
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Тугой узел

 

 Le Noeud serré

 Tugoy uzel

Russian subtitle : Саша вступает в жизнь
 
Directed by : Mikhail SHVEITSER (Михаил ШВЕЙЦЕР)
Writing credits : Vladimir TENDRIAKOV (Владимир ТЕНДРЯКОВ)
 
Cast
Viktor AVDIUSHKO (Виктор АВДЮШКО)
Valentina BEREZUTSKAIA (Валентина БЕРЕЗУЦКАЯ)
Antonina BOGDANOVA (Антонина БОГДАНОВА)
Maya BULGAKOVA (Майя БУЛГАКОВА)
Oleg EFREMOV (Олег ЕФРЕМОВ)
Pyotr KIRIUTKIN (Пётр КИРЮТКИН)
Svetlana KONOVALOVA (Светлана КОНОВАЛОВА)
Yelena MAKSIMOVA (Елена МАКСИМОВА) ...La mère de Sacha
Yuri MEDVEDEV (Юрий МЕДВЕДЕВ)
Ivan PEREVERZEV (Иван ПЕРЕВЕРЗЕВ)
Valentina PUGACHEVA (Валентина ПУГАЧЕВА)
Nikolay SERGEIEV (Николай СЕРГЕЕВ)
Oleg TABAKOV (Олег ТАБАКОВ)
Pavel VOLKOV (Павел ВОЛКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Aleksey TEMERIN (Алексей ТЕМЕРИН)
Production design : David VINITSKY (Давид ВИНИЦКИЙ)
Music : Veniamin BASNER (Вениамин БАСНЕР)
Sound : Nikolay TIMARTSEV (Николай ТИМАРЦЕВ)
Production : Mosfilm
 

Plot synopsis
Based on the novel «The Tight Knot» by V. Tendryakov. Chairman of the collective farm took Sasha, the son of deceased Secretary of district party committee, to his house. The guy started working in the collective farm and entered an institute as a part-time student. He fell in love with Katya but she was attracted by the new Secretary of district party committee, who unlike Sasha was brave and determined. There is a conflict between the leader of the collective farm and district authorities.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2014
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007
- Festival of Archive Films, Belye Stolby (Russia), 2006
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000