Mikhail CHIAURELI
Михаил ЧИАУРЕЛИ
Mikhaïl TCHIAOURELI
USSR, 1949, 167mn 
Colour, fiction
The Fall of Berlin
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Падение Берлина

 

 La Chute de Berlin

 Padeniye Berlina

 
Directed by : Mikhail CHIAURELI (Михаил ЧИАУРЕЛИ)
Writing credits : Mikhail CHIAURELI (Михаил ЧИАУРЕЛИ), Pyotr PAVLENKO (Пётр ПАВЛЕНКО)
 
Cast
Mikhail GELOVANY (Михаил ГЕЛОВАНИ) ...Staline
Boris ANDREYEV (Борис АНДРЕЕВ) ...Ivanov
Aleksey GRIBOV (Алексей ГРИБОВ)
Yevgeniya MELNIKOVA (Евгения МЕЛЬНИКОВА)
Nikolay RYZHOV (Николай РЫЖОВ)
Ruben SIMONOV (Рубен СИМОНОВ)
Maksim STRAUSH (Максим ШТРАУХ) ...Molotov
 
Cinematography : Leonid KOSMATOV (Леонид КОСМАТОВ)
Production design : Vladimir KAPLUNOVSKI (Владимир КАПЛУНОВСКИЙ), Aleksey PARKHOMENKO (Алексей ПАРХОМЕНКО)
Music : Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (Дмитрий ШОСТАКОВИЧ)
Production : Mosfilm
Spectators : 38,4 million spectators in the USSR
Release date in Russia : 21/01/1950
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
A feature documentary epic film embraces the events of 1941-1945. On the historical background the film shows the life of Aleksey Ivanov, a steelmaker who volunteered for the war. All the most important events of the war are shown through Alexey’s personal participation: from the famous military parade held in November 1941 near the Kremlin walls to the planting down a standard on Reichstag in May 1945. In the final scene Stalin arrives in Berlin and people of many nationalities meet him enthusiastically, and Aleksey with Natasha whom he met on Victory Day are among them.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Mikhail Chiaureli : The Fall of Berlin (Padenie Berlina, two parts, 1949), Richard TAYLOR, kinokultura.com, 2007
 

Photos and videos
 
Film avec sous-titres anglais