Aleksandr IVANOV
Александр ИВАНОВ
Aleksandr IVANOV
USSR, 1949, 98mn 
Black and white, fiction
Zvezda
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Звезда

 

 Star

 L'Etoile

 
Directed by : Aleksandr IVANOV (Александр ИВАНОВ)
Writing credits : Pavel FURMANSKY (Павел ФУРМАНСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Vasili DEMKIN (Василий ДЕМКИН) ...Lieutenant Travkine
Nikolay KRIUCHKOV (Николай КРЮЧКОВ) ...Sergent Mamotchkine
Aleksey POKROVSKI (Алексей ПОКРОВСКИЙ)
Irina RADCHENKO (Ирина РАДЧЕНКО) ...Katia Simakova
Lidia SUKHAREVSKAIA (Лидия СУХАРЕВСКАЯ) ...Tiotia Tania
Anatoli VERBITSKY (Анатолий ВЕРБИЦКИЙ) ...Lieutenant Travkine
Oleg ZHAKOV (Олег ЖАКОВ) ...Lieutenant Serbitchenko
 
Cinematography : Sergey IVANOV (Сергей ИВАНОВ), Vladimir RAPOPORT (Владимир РАПОПОРТ)
Production design : Semyon MALKIN (Семён МАЛКИН)
Music : Venedikt PUSHKOV (Венедикт ПУШКОВ)
Sound : Lev VALTER (Лев ВАЛЬТЕР)
Companies : Lenfilm
Spectators : 28,9 million spectators in the USSR
Release Date in Russia : 21/09/1953
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Emmanuil Kazakevich. Headquarters of a Soviet division gets the information that the enemy is preparing a counteroffensive and is drawing up large forces to the front line. A group of scouts sent to check the information did not return. The new team of scouts named “Star” is headed by lieutenant Travkin. The group fulfills the task and on its way back runs into a Nazi detachments. Lieutenant Travkin sends one of the scouts to deliver the message to the commander and together with his comrades starts the mortal combat with the enemy.
The demonstration of the scouts’ death was not in line with the post-war normative aesthetics. The film was banned and released only in 1953.
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008

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