Yevgeni BAUER
Евгений БАУЭР
Evgueni BAUER
Russia, 1914, 1135m 
Black and white, silent, fiction
The Girl from the Street / Child of the Big City
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Дитя большого города


 L'Enfant de la grande ville

 Ditya bolshovo goroda

Directed by : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Emma BAUER (Эмма БАУЭР) ... Danseuse
Leonid IOST (Леонид ИОСТ) ... Laquais
Mikhail SALAROV (Михаил САЛАХОВ) ...Viktor Kravtsov
Yelena SMIRNOVA (Елена СМИРНОВА) ...Manetchka-Marie
Lidia TRIDENSKAIA (Лидия ТРИДЕНСКАЯ) ...Macha, la blanchisseuse
Cinematography : Boris ZAVELYOV (Борис ЗАВЕЛЕВ)
Production design : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Production : A. Khanjonkov &Cie
Release date in Russia : 05/03/1914

Plot synopsis
Child of the Big City is a Russian version of a vamp movie, with a touch that makes it different from other stories about poor girls who drain and ruin rich men. 1914 was Russia's craze year for the tango. Elena Smirnova, as the heartless seducer, and G. Iost, as the lover whom she prefers over the unfortunate (and wealthy) suitor who keeps her, are two Moscow ballroom dancers who were already famous as a tango couple. Watch for the bold overhead dolly-in over restaurant tables homing in on a cabaret dancer who happens to be Bauer's wife, Lina.
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Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2007
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- Images Russie 1908-1930 au musée d'Orsay, Paris (France), 2005
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1995