Lev KULESHOV
Лев КУЛЕШОВ
Lev KOULECHOV
USSR, 1925, 105mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
The Death Ray
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Луч смерти

 

 Le Rayon de la mort

 Luch smerti

 
Directed by : Lev KULESHOV (Лев КУЛЕШОВ)
Writing credits : Vsevolod PUDOVKIN (Всеволод ПУДОВКИН)
 
Cast
Mikhail DOLLER (Михаил ДОЛЛЕР)
Vladimir FOGEL (Владимир ФОГЕЛЬ) ...Fog
Andrey GORCHILIN (Андрей ГОРЧИЛИН)
Aleksandr GROMOV (Александр ГРОМОВ)
Sergey KHOKHLOV (Сергей ХОХЛОВ) ...Freddy, le fils d’Edith
Aleksandra KHOKHLOVA (Александра ХОХЛОВА) ...La femme qui tire et Edith
Sergey KOMAROV (Сергей КОМАРОВ) ...Thomas Lann (le meneur de l'insurrection)
Leonid OBOLENSKY (Леонид ОБОЛЕНСКИЙ)
Porfiri PODOBED (Порфирий ПОДОБЕД) ...L'ingénieur-inventeur
Vsevolod PUDOVKIN (Всеволод ПУДОВКИН) ...Le père Revo
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr LEVITSKY (Александр ЛЕВИЦКИЙ)
Production design : Vsevolod PUDOVKIN (Всеволод ПУДОВКИН), Vasili RAKHLIS (Василий РАХЛИС)
Production : Goskino
Release date in Russia : 16/04/1925
 

Plot synopsis
An adventure film with elements of science fiction about a worker from one of the Western countries who gets hold of the "Ray of Death" device and uses it in class struggle.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Les origines du cinéma soviétique : un regard neuf, Myriam TSIKOUNAS, Cerf, 1992
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Fondation Jérôme Seydoux. La figure mythique du savant fou, Paris (France), 2021
- Fondation Jérôme Seydoux. L'âge d'or du cinéma muet russe (1908-1934), Paris (France), 2015
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2008
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005

Photos and videos
 

Vsevolod Poudovkine
Photo : www.emc.komi.com/02/15/094.htm