Yakov PROTAZANOV
Яков ПРОТАЗАНОВ
Yakov PROTAZANOV
USSR, 1925, 63mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
The Tailor from Torzhok
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Закройщик из Торжка

 

 Le Tailleur de Torjok

 Zakroyshchik iz Тorzhka

 
Directed by : Yakov PROTAZANOV (Яков ПРОТАЗАНОВ)
Writing credits : Valentin TURKIN (Валентин ТУРКИН)
 
Cast
Vera MARETSKAYA (Вера МАРЕЦКАЯ ) ...Katya, the maid
Serafima BIRMAN (Серафима БИРМАН)
Igor ILINSKY (Игорь ИЛЬИНСКИЙ) ...Petia Petielkine, le tailleur
Anatoli KTOROV (Анатолий КТОРОВ) ...Le jeune homme
Eva MILYUTINA (Ева МИЛЮТИНА)
Iosif TOLCHANOV (Иосиф ТОЛЧАНОВ)
Vladimir URALSKY (Владимир УРАЛЬСКИЙ)
Olga ZHIZNEVA (Ольга ЖИЗНЕВА) ...L'inconnue
 
Cinematography : Pyotr ERMOLOV (Пётр ЕРМОЛОВ)
Production design : Vladimir YEGOROV (Владимир ЕГОРОВ)
Production : Mejrabpom-Rus
Restauration : Sonorisation en 1968
Release date in Russia : 22/10/1925
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Plot synopsis
At the end of the 1970s in a small town in a Soviet province saw little Michka rejected by his parents. With his frankness, his naive boldness and his love of music, he conquers the sympathy of John, a local bandit and with the help of his godfather he begins his misdeeds in the bars, moving away definitively from his family in social rupture. .
Suddenly, John is murdered under the eyes of Michka. The latter, without thinking, shoots the murderer and himself becomes an assassin.
What will become of him, leaving prison and entering a country that has become completely new? Malefactor or rock star?
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Dix grands films soviétiques des années 1920 (Vidéos), Eleonora GOLDMAN, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
Les origines du cinéma soviétique : un regard neuf, Myriam TSIKOUNAS, Cerf, 1992
Пять комедий Протазанова. [Cinq comédies de Protazanov], Rostislav YURENYEV, chapaev.media, 1964
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Soviet comedies, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- Best Soviet films according to Russia Beyond, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- The Golden Age of Soviet Cinema : 1924-1930, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Pordenone (Italy), 2014
- International debut film festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2004

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