Igor SAVCHENKO
Игорь САВЧЕНКО
Igor SAVTCHENKO
USSR, 1937, 83mn 
Black and white, fiction
Ballad of Cossack Golota
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Дума про казака Голоту

 

 Le Cosaque Golota

 Duma pro kazaka Golotu

 
Directed by : Igor SAVCHENKO (Игорь САВЧЕНКО)
Writing credits : Igor SAVCHENKO (Игорь САВЧЕНКО)
 
Cast
Konstantin NASONOV (Константин НАССОНОВ)
Faina RANEVSKAIA (Фаина РАНЕВСКАЯ)
Viktor SELEZNEV (Виктор СЕЛЕЗНЕВ)
Leonid SHEKHTMAN (Леонид ШЕХТМАН)
Konstantin TYRTOV (Константин ТЫРТОВ)
 
Cinematography : Yuli FOGELMAN (Юлий ФОГЕЛЬМАН)
Production design : Lyudmila BLATOVA (Людмила БЛАТОВА)
Music : Dmitry POKRASS (Дмитрий ПОКРАСС), Sergey POTOTSKY (Сергей ПОТОЦКИЙ)
Production : Soyouzdetfilm (СОЮЗДЕТФИЛЬМ)
Restauration : 1963 (studio Gorki)
 

Plot synopsis
Soviet films of the Stalin era were not only propagandastic, but were expected to be. Once in a while, they happened to be entertaining as well. Ballad of Cossack Gloota concentrates upon a couple of peasant lads, played by Vitla Seleznev and Kostia Tirtov. Fleeing the Polish mercenaries who've taken over their village, the boys battle the elements as they try to reach the Russian army. Eventually they succeed, and the courageous soldiers rout the scurrilous invaders.
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2007