Yevgeni BAUER
Евгений БАУЭР
Evgueni BAUER
Russia, 1914, 1245m 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Mute Witnesses
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Немые свидетели

 

 Témoins muets

 Nemyye sviditeli

 
Directed by : Yevgeni BAUER (Евгений БАУЭР)
Writing credits : Aleksandr VOZNESENSKY (Александр ВОЗНЕСЕНСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Dora CHIGORINA (Дора ЧИГОРИНА) ...Nastia, la femme de chambre
Andrey GROMOV (Андрей ГРОМОВ) ...Le fiancé de Nastia, laquais des voisins
Aleksandr KHERUVIMOV (Александр ХЕРУВИМОВ) ... le portier, le grand-père de Nastia
Elsa KRIUGER (Эльза КРЮГЕР) ...Ellen, la fiancée de Pavel
Pyotr LOPUKHIN (Пётр ЛОПУХИН) ...Un habitant de la maison
Viktor PETIPA (Виктор ПЕТИПА) ...Le baron von Reren
Aleksandr THARGONIN (Александр ЧАРГОНИН) ...Pavel Kostyritsyne
 
Production : A. Khanjonkov & Cie
Release date in Russia : 29/04/1914
 

Plot synopsis
On a large upper-class estate, the young Baron von Rehren, after his rejection by Ellen, whom he deeply loves, he becomes smitten with the innocent Nastia, the house porter's only daughter. She becomes his challenge and means of killing time. After several feeble oppositions, the young woman gives way to his advances and becomes his mistress. Although anxious for his daughter, the father doesn't dare voice his feelings about this delicate situation. Ellen, who is love with a young dandy, decides one day in complicity with Nastia's father to become the Baron's wife.
Source : http://festival-larochelle.org
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1995