Andrei KONCHALOVSKY
Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ
Andreï KONTCHALOVSKI
Russia / Italy / USA, 1992, 132mn 
Colour, fiction
The Inner Circle
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Ближний круг

 

 Le Cercle des intimes

 Blizhniy krug

 
Directed by : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ), Anatoli USOV (Анатолий УСОВ)
 
Cast
Sergey ARTSIBASHEV (Сергей АРЦИБАШЕВ)
Lolita DAVIDOVICH (Лолита ДАВИДОВИЧ)
Aleksandr FEKLISTOV (Александр ФЕКЛИСТОВ) ...Ministre du cinéma
Aleksandr FILIPPENKO (Александр ФИЛИППЕНКО) ...Officier du NKVD
Yevdokiya GERMANOVA (Евдокия ГЕРМАНОВА)
Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ) ...Voix
Mikhail KONONOV (Михаил КОНОНОВ) ...Vorochilov
Irina KUPCHENKO (Ирина КУПЧЕНКО)
Vsevolod LARIONOV (Всеволод ЛАРИОНОВ)
Yevgeni MIRONOV (Евгений МИРОНОВ)
Aleksandr PASHUTIN (Александр ПАШУТИН)
Mikhail SOLODOVNIK (Михаил СОЛОДОВНИК)
Vladimir STEKLOV (Владимир СТЕКЛОВ)
Sergey STEPANCHENKO (Сергей СТЕПАНЧЕНКО)
Oleg TABAKOV (Олег ТАБАКОВ) ...Général Vlassik
Mariya VINOGRADOVA (Мария ВИНОГРАДОВА)
Olga VOLKOVA (Ольга ВОЛКОВА) ...Tamara Petrovna
Aleksandr ZBRUEV (Александр ЗБРУЕВ) ...Staline
 
Production design : Vladimir MURZIN (Владимир МУРЗИН)
Music : Eduard ARTEMIEV (Эдуард АРТЕМЬЕВ)
Production : Mosfilm, Uno International (Italie) / Columbia Pictures (USA) / Arc-Film
 
Sites : Page Allociné, page IMDb
Release date in France : 1992-03-11, Site

Plot synopsis
1939 - 1953. Among the cruel contradictive realia of that era, when lives and destinies of millions of people were broken there was a special group of people forming the «Inner circle» - the officers of NKVD accomodating Stalin. One of them was Ivan Sanshin, Stalin`s projectionist.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Le Cercle des Intimes, Alain RIOU, nouvelobs.com, 1992
THE INNER CIRCLE [Andrey Konchalovsky], Roger EBERT, rogerebert.com, 1992
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rétrospective Andreï Kontchalovski à la Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2020
- Andrey Konchalovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2020
- Festival Andrey Konchalovsky, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Festival of Muslim Cinema, Kazan (Russia), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Retrospective Andrey Konchalovsky, Paris (France), 2009
- Festival international du film de Marrakech : FIFM, Marrakech (Morocco), 2008
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1992-03-11
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1992