Russia / France, 1920, 63mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Agonizing Adventure
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Страшное приключение


 L'Angoissante aventure

 Strashnoe priklyuchenie

Directed by : Yakov PROTAZANOV (Яков ПРОТАЗАНОВ)
Writing credits : Ivan MOZZHUKIN (Иван МОЗЖУХИН), Yakov PROTAZANOV (Яков ПРОТАЗАНОВ), Aleksandr VOLKOFF (Александр ВОЛКОВ)
Alexandre COLAS ( Александр КОЛА) ...le marquis de Granier
Valentine DARK ( Валентин ДАРК) ...Lucie de Morange
Natalia LISENKO (Наталья ЛИСЕНКО) ...Yvonne Lelis
Ivan MOZZHUKIN (Иван МОЗЖУХИН) ...Octave de Granier
Nikolay PANOV (Николай ПАНОВ)
Cinematography : Fyodor BURGASOV (Федор БУРГАСОВ), Paul GUICHARD (Пол ГИШАР), Nikolay TOPORKOV (Николай ТОПОРКОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr LOSHAKOV (Александр ЛОШАКОВ)
Production : Ermolieff-Cinema

Plot synopsis
The younger son of the Marquis de Granier, Octave (Mozzhukhin), falls into the trap of a femme fatale, the theatre actress Yvonne (Lissenko), and flees with her to Constantinople, and from there to Paris. He becomes a film actor; at first his career develops successfully, but then a chain of misfortunes begins when the false charge of card-shaping is levelled against him. Poverty and his daughter's illness drive him to rob his father. Octave enters the parental home, and when his father catches him on the scene of the crime, he shoots him with a revolver... and at this moment he wakes up from his terrible nightmare.
Source : Kinotavr Film Festival catologue

Selected in the following festivals :
- Fondation Jérôme Seydoux. L'Aventure Albatros - 1, Paris (France), 2016
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Protazanov Seminar, Moscow (Russia), 2007

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