Vasili GONCHAROV
Василий ГОНЧАРОВ
Vassili GONTCHAROV
Russia, 1912, 21mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Bratya razboyniki
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Братья-разбойники

 

 Les Frères-brigands

 Bratya razboyniki

 
Directed by : Vasili GONCHAROV (Василий ГОНЧАРОВ)
 
Cast
Arseni BIBIKOV (Арсений БИБИКОВ) ...L'un des frères
DOLININA ( ДОЛИНИНА) ...La fille de la maison
Aleksandra GONCHAROVA (Александра ГОНЧАРОВА) ...La nièce du maître de maison
Ivan MOZZHUKIN (Иван МОЗЖУХИН) ...L'un des frères
Vasily_2 STEPANOV (Василий_2 СТЕПАНОВ) ...Le maître de maison
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr RYLLO (Александр РЫЛЛО)
Produced by : Aleksandr KHANZHONKOV (Александр ХАНЖОНКОВ)
Production : A. Khanjonkov & C°
 

Plot synopsis
A band of brigands gathers near a river and one of them tells his story. As a child, he saw his father drown and his mother immediately kicked him out with his even younger brother. Raised by strangers on a farm, they both fall in love with the girl of the house. They inadvertently left the herd they were guarding to crush a young calf. The master of the house puts them both out. Not far from the house the youngest of the brothers kisses the girl but the father arrives and pounces on the young man. His older brother rushes to his rescue and strikes the old man deadly. The two brothers run away and decide to "seek happiness on the highways". They stop and rob travelers, get rich and lead a happy life. But one day they are arrested and taken to prison. They run away, but the youngest hit by a bullet dies despite his brother's efforts.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Images Russie 1908-1930 au musée d'Orsay, Paris (France), 2005