USSR, 1982, 82mn 
Colour, fiction
Vasiliy Buslayev
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Василий Буслаев


 Vasiliy Buslayev

 Vassili Bouslaev

Directed by : Gennadi VASILIEV (Геннадий ВАСИЛЬЕВ)
Writing credits : Sergey NAROVCHATOV (Сергей НАРОВЧАТОВ), Boris SHUSTROV (Борис ШУСТРОВ), Gennadi VASILIEV (Геннадий ВАСИЛЬЕВ)
Irina ALFIOROVA (Ирина АЛФЕРОВА) ...Ksenia
Lyudmila KHITYAYEVA (Людмила ХИТЯЕВА) ...La mère de Vassili
Dmitry MATVEYEV (Дмитрий МАТВЕЕВА) ...Kostia Novotorzanine
Aleksey ZAYTSEVA (Алексей ЗАЙЦЕВ) ...Potania
Dmitry ZOLOTUKHIN (Дмитрий ЗОЛОТУХИН) ...Vassili Bouslaev
Cinematography : Aleksandr GARIBIAN (Александр ГАРИБЯН)
Production design : Anatoli KOCHUROV (Анатолий КОЧУРОВ), Vladimir PASTERNAK (Владимир ПАСТЕРНАК)
Music : Aleksey RYBNIKOV (Алексей РЫБНИКОВ)
Sound : Leonid VEITKOV (Леонид ВЕЙТКОВ)
Companies : Gorky Film Studio

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico

Plot synopsis
The film is based on Sergei Narovchatov’s poem. Vassily Buslayev is an epic Russian hero who rose to defend the freedom and independence of his people. The strength and power of this son of a Novgorod governor, his friendship with simple folk enraged and scared the rich, fat merchants of the city. When they learned that the young man was setting out on a march to save his native land from the enemy, they couldn’t be more happy: how could he defeat a foe so mighty! But Vassily overcomes all intrigues and brings his expedition to a victorious end. He returns home a hero, and not alone but with a sweetheart. When a threat of enemy invasion again looms over Novgorod, people come and beg Vassily to defend their native land.
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