Aleksandr VOLKOFF
Александр ВОЛКОВ
Aleksandr VOLKOFF
France, 1923, 70mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Edmund Kean: Prince Among Lovers
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Кин, или гений и беспутство

 

 Kean ou désordre et génie

 Kin, ili geniy i besputstvo

 
Directed by : Aleksandr VOLKOFF (Александр ВОЛКОВ)
Writing credits : Kenelm FOSS (Кенельм ФОСС), Ivan MOZZHUKIN (Иван МОЗЖУХИН), Aleksandr VOLKOFF (Александр ВОЛКОВ)
Based on Alexandre Dumas's play Kean
 
Cast
Kenelm FOSS (Кенельм ФОСС) ...Lord Melville
Nikolay KOLIN (Николай КОЛИН) ...Solomon
Natalia LISENKO (Наталья ЛИСЕНКО) ...la comtesse Keffeld
Ivan MOZZHUKIN (Иван МОЗЖУХИН) ...Kean
Mary ODETTE ( Мари ОДЕТТ) ...Anna Damby
 
Cinematography : Fyodor BURGASOV (Федор БУРГАСОВ)
Production design : Eduard GAUCHE (Эдуард ГОШ), Aleksandr LOSHAKOV (Александр ЛОШАКОВ)
 
Site : Page IMDb
Release date in France : 1924-02-15, Site

Plot synopsis
The film tells the story of Kean, a very important British actor who specialized in Shakespeare's oeuvres. Kean has a lot of admirers, but in spite of his fame, he is without money. He is in love with the married Countess of Keffeld, who uses Kean for her own purposes. The end of the film is different from the end of the play. In the film, Kean, who has become poor and abandonned by the society, dies in the arms of the countess.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Kean ou désordre et génie, film de Aleksandr VOLKOFF, Christine LETEUX, dvdclassik.com, 2013
Kean ou désordre et génie, film de Aleksandr VOLKOFF, Christine LETEUX, dvdclassik.com, 2013
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1924-02-15