USSR, 1970, 97mn 
Black and white, fiction
The Ballad of Bering and his friends
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Баллада о Беринге и его друзьях


 La Ballade de Bering et ses amis

 Ballada o Beringe i ego druziakh

Directed by : Yuri SHVYRYOV (Юрий ШВЫРЕВ)
Writing credits : Felix ROSTOTSKY (Феликс РОСТОЦКИЙ), Viktor SHKLOVSKY (Виктор ШКЛОВСКИЙ), Yuri SHVYRYOV (Юрий ШВЫРЕВ)
Igor LEDOGOROV (Игорь ЛЕДОГОРОВ) ...Dmitri Ovtsyn
Yuri NAZAROV (Юрий НАЗАРОВ) ...Aleksei Tchirikov
Valentin NIKULIN (Валентин НИКУЛИН) ...Gueorg Steller
Karlis SEBRIS (Карлис СЕБРИС) ...Vitus Behring
Cinematography : Konstantin ARUTYUNOV (Константин АРУТЮНОВ)
Production design : Aleksandr DIKHTYAR (Александр ДИХТЯР), Alfred TALANTSEV (Альфред ТАЛАНЦЕВ)
Music : Bogdan TROTYUK (Богдан ТРОЦЮК)
Production : Gorky Film Studio

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico. 2000.
Sous-titres : Ru En (Pas de sous-titres français)
Bonus :
- film video : Histoire de la flotte russe
- interview du réalisateur Chvyrev

Plot synopsis
Director Yuriy Shvyrev, known on films "The fiery childhood ", "I'll learn you to dream ", shot unique historic-biographic film about the well-known Russian pathfinder Vitus Bering, full of exclusive historic facts and the fascinating details earlier never shined neither in the literature, nor in a cinema.1725. Under Peter's I decree Vitus Bering sends to expedition to find out, whether there is a passage between Chukotka and Alaska, whether Asia adjoins America. He could not learn, that his feat for ever will be embodied on cards: the Bering sea, the Bering strait, Bering island.
Source : www.ruscico.com

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