Vladimir SIVERSEN
Владимир СИВЕРСЕН
Vladimir SIVERSEN
Russia, 1908, 140mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Drama in a gypsy camp near Moscow
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Драма в Таборе подмосковных цыган

 

 Drame dans le camp de tsiganes de la région de Moscou

 Drama v Tabore podmoskovnykh tsygan

Russian subtitle : Драма под Москвою (Un drame près de Moscou)
 
Directed by : Vladimir SIVERSEN (Владимир СИВЕРСЕН)
Writing credits : Vladimir SIVERSEN (Владимир СИВЕРСЕН)
Cinematography : Vladimir SIVERSEN (Владимир СИВЕРСЕН)
Produced by : Aleksandr KHANZHONKOV (Александр ХАНЖОНКОВ)
Other persons :
Actores : people from a gipsy camp near Moscow
Production : A. Khanjonkov & C°
Release date in Russia : 20/12/1908
 

Plot synopsis
In a gypsy camp, the beautyful Aza has two admirers. She loves one of them, Aleko who obtains the consent of Aza's parents. The wedding celebrations begin in the camp. But the rejected rival, knowing Aleko to be a passionate card-player proposes a game of cards. Aleko has bad luck, he loses all his money and his horse. He has lost everything except his beloved wife. The rival suggests that Aleko makes one final bet, on his wife. She pleads with him to refrain from this, but in vain. Aleko loses once more.
On learning what has happened, the camp is in commotion and banish Aleko. During the night, Aleko asks Aza to run away with him. She refuses and he kills her and throws himself from a cliff.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Tsiganes, nomades, un malentendu européen, Paris (France), 2011

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