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Aleksandr FAINTSIMMER
Александр ФАЙНЦИММЕР
Aleksandr FAINTSIMMER
 
USSR, 1955, 102 mn 
Colour, fiction

The Gadfly

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Овод

 

 Le Taon

 Ovod


 
Directed by : Aleksandr FAINTSIMMER (Александр ФАЙНЦИММЕР)
Writing credits : Yevgeni GABRILOVICH (Евгений ГАБРИЛОВИЧ)
 
Cast
Vladimir CHESTNOKOV (Владимир ЧЕСТНОКОВ)
Boris DMOKHOVSKY (Борис ДМОХОВСКИЙ) ...Commandant de la ville
Vladimir ETUSH (Владимир ЭТУШ) ...Martini
Antoni KHODURSKY (Антоний ХОДУРСКИЙ)
Yefim KOPELIAN (Ефим КОПЕЛЯН) ...Capitaine
Anna LISIANSKAYA (Анна ЛИСЯНСКАЯ)
Vadim MEDVEDEV (Вадим МЕДВЕДЕВ) ...Jovanni Bollo
Nikolay SIMONOV (Николай СИМОНОВ) ...Cardinal Montanelli
Ruben SIMONOV (Рубен СИМОНОВ)
Oleg STRIZHENOV (Олег СТРИЖЕНОВ) ...Arthur (Ovod)
Marina STRIZHENOVA (Марина СТРИЖЕНОВА) ...Gemma
Semyon SVASHENKO (Семён СВАШЕНКО) ...Markone
Pavel USOVNICHENKO (Павел УСОВНИЧЕНКО)
Yelena YUNGER (Елена ЮНГЕР)
 
Cinematography : Andrei MOSKVIN (Андрей МОСКВИН)
Production design : Yevgeni ENEJ (Евгений ЕНЕЙ)
Music : Dmitriy SHOSTAKOVICH (Дмитрий ШОСТАКОВИЧ)
Sound : Ilya VOLK (Илья ВОЛК)
Production : Lenfilm
Release date in Russia : 12/04/1955
 

Plot synopsis
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Ethel Lillian Voynich.
The picture is set in Italy in the 1930-s.
Young Arthur falls prey to the treachery of his confessor, who, from his confession, learned of the existence of the “Young Italy” secret society and reported it to the Austrian gendarmes. Arthur's friends condemn him as a traitor. At the same time Arthur finds out that the priest Montanelli, his spiritual instructor whom he used to worship as a pillar of honesty and infallibility, has broken his vow of celibacy and is in fact his father. Arthur vanishes...
Thirteen years go by; the Italian national movement for freedom is championed by the brave and resolute revolutionary going by the name of Rivarez, who comes up with a publication denouncing the reactionary government and Catholic clergy...
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

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Source : www.russiancinema.ru
 


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