Ivan PYRIEV
Иван ПЫРЬЕВ
Ivan PYRIEV
USSR, 1930, 71mn 
Black and white, fiction
A Civil Servant
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Государственный чиновник

 

 Le Fonctionnaire

 Gosudarstvennyy chinovnik

 
Directed by : Ivan PYRIEV (Иван ПЫРЬЕВ)
Writing credits : Vsevolod PAVLOVSKY (Всеволод ПАВЛОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Aleksandr ANTONOV (Александр АНТОНОВ) ...directeur
Tatyana BARYSHEVA (Татьяна БАРЫШЕВА)
Ivan BOBROV (Иван БОБРОВ)
Lidia NENASHEVA (Лидия НЕНАШЕВА) ...femme de Fokine
Maksim STRAUSH (Максим ШТРАУХ) ...Apollon Fokine
Leonid YOURENYEV (Леонид ЮРЕНЕВ) ...Von Mekk
 
Cinematography : Anatoli SOLODKOV (Анатолий СОЛОДКОВ)
Production design : Viktor ADEN (Виктор АДЕН)
Production : Soyouzkino (Moscou)
Release date in Russia : 13/07/1931
 

Plot synopsis
Apolon Fokin is a cashier of a railway board who keeps stricktly to the working hours and disregards the visitors’ requests. The leader of a sabotage gang, who has managed to be on the board, arranges a robbery of the cashier. Fokin offers resistance and the handbag with the money noticed by nobody is turned out to be under the staircase. The cashier’s wife finds it, and that enables Fokin to misappropriate the money…
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Monumental Sculptures in Soviet Cinema of the 1920s, Yevgeni MARGOLIT, Kinokultura, 2009
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Pordenone (Italy), 2015
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009

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