Boris BARNET
Борис БАРНЕТ
Boris BARNET
USSR, 1947, 92mn 
Black and white, fiction
Secrets of Counter-Espionage / Secret Agent
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Directed by : Boris BARNET (Борис БАРНЕТ)
Writing credits : Mikhail BLEIMAN (Михаил БЛЕЙМАН), Konstantin ISAEV (Константин ИСАЕВ), Mikhail MAKLYARSKY (Михаил МАКЛЯРСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Boris BARNET (Борис БАРНЕТ) ...Le général Von Kün
Amvrosi BUCHMA (Амвросий БУЧМА) ...L'agronome Lechtchouk
Yelena ISMAYLOVA (Елена ИСМАЙЛОВА) ...Lisa (la radio) et Teresa Gouber
Pavel KADOCHNIKOV (Павел КАДОЧНИКОВ) ...Fedotov et Ekkert
Viktor KHALATOV (Виктор ХАЛАТОВ) ...Friedrich Pommer
Sergey MARTINSON (Сергей МАРТИНСОН) ...Villy Pommer
Dmitry MILIUTENKO (Дмитрий МИЛЮТЕНКО) ...Berejnoï
Sergey_2 PETROV (Сергей_2 ПЕТРОВ) ...Astakhov
 
Cinematography : Daniil DEMUTSKY (Даниил ДЕМУЦКИЙ)
Production design : Moritz UMANSKY (Мориц УМАНСКИЙ)
Music : Dmitry KLEBANOV (Дмитрий КЛЕБАНОВ), Oskar SANDLER (Оскар САНДЛЕР)
Sound : Aleksandr BABY (Александр БАБИЙ)
Production : Studio Dovzhenko
Spectators : 22,7 million spectators in the USSR
Release date in Russia : 10/09/1947
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
This Soviet espionage thriller was released in some markets as Secret Agent and The Scout's Exploit. Fedotov (Pavel Kadochnikov) is a WW II-era Russian spy chief. His mission is to steal a packet of valuable documents from a Nazi general. At sake is the future safety of the Ukraine (something that Josef Stalin had not been particularly interested in during the 1920s and 1930s!) Director Boris Barnet shows up in a minor role. When first released in the U.S., Secret Mission was subtitled rather than English-dubbed, limiting its audience appeal. The pervading anti-communist sentiments in America further hurt the film's chances for stateside success.
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
L’exploit de l’éclaireur (Personne ne le saura) - La critique, Claude RIEFFEL, avoir-alire.com, 2001
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2016
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2011
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2011

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