Aleksandr MURATOV
Александр МУРАТОВ
Aleksandr MOURATOV
Kira MURATOVA
Кира МУРАТОВА
Kira MOURATOVA
USSR, 1961, 50mn 
Black and white, fiction
On the Steep Cliff
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У крутого яра

 

 Au bord d'un ravin abrupt

 U krutogo yara

 
Directed by : Aleksandr MURATOV (Александр МУРАТОВ), Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MURATOV (Александр МУРАТОВ), Kira MURATOVA (Кира МУРАТОВА)
Based on G. Troepolsky's story of the same name
 
Cast
Valery ISAKOV (Валерий ИСАКОВ) ...Senya
Marshella CHEBOTARENKO (Марчелла ЧЕБОТАРЕНКО) ...Masha
Viktor MARKIN (Виктор МАРКИН) ...Kostya
Georgi SVETLANI (Георгий СВЕТЛАНИ) ...Gurey
Larisa BURKOVA (Лариса БУРКОВА)
Vladimir IVANOV (4) (Владимир ИВАНОВ (4))
Pyotr LIUBESHKIN (Пётр ЛЮБЕШКИН)
Valery NOSIK (Валерий НОСИК)
 
Cinematography : Andrei MASLENNIKOV (Андрей МАСЛЕННИКОВ)
Production design : M. KHABLENKO (М. ХАБЛЕНКО), Irina ZAKHAROVA (Ирина ЗАХАРОВА)
Music : Oleg KARAVAICHUK (Олег КАРАВАЙЧУК)
Production : Gorky Film Studio
 

Plot synopsis
In this Russian adventure, a young peasant proves himself smarter than a wily pair of wolves. The trouble begins when he is assigned to hunt and kill them. Since they are not easily shot, he decides to take a different tack and let the creatures get to know and trust him. The locals begin to mistrust the lad's motives and think that he may be a little off. Fortunately, he proves himself by sneaking into the wolves' den, taking a cub, and then killing the parents when they come back.
Sandra Brennanwww.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Rétrospective Kira Mouratova à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2019
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2019
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000