Aleksey GERMAN
Алексей ГЕРМАН
USSR, 1971, 97mn 
Black and white, fiction
Trial of the Road / Been proven on the roads
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

Проверка на дорогах


 La Vérification

 Provyerka na dorogakh

Directed by : Aleksey GERMAN (Алексей ГЕРМАН)
Writing credits : Eduard VOLODARSKY (Эдуард ВОЛОДАРСКИЙ)
Nikolay BURLIAEV (Николай БУРЛЯЕВ)
Rolan BYKOV (Ролан БЫКОВ)
Viktor PAVLOV (Виктор ПАВЛОВ)
Vladimir ZAMANSKY (Владимир ЗАМАНСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Yakov SKLIANSKY (Яков СКЛЯНСКИЙ)
Production design : Valery YURKEVICH (Валерий ЮРКЕВИЧ)
Music : Isaac SCHWARTZ (Исаак ШВАРЦ)
Sound : Tigran SILAEV (Тигран СИЛАЕВ)
Production : Lenfilm
Release date in Russia : 1985
Sites : Allociné, page IMDb,
Release date in France : 1986-11-12, Site

Plot synopsis
Based on war stories by Yuri German. Alexander Lazarev, a former Red Army sergeant, finds himself in a German camp for prisoners of war. Lacking spirit, he agrees to collaborate with the Nazis. Later, regretting his cowardice, he joins a partisan detachment. There is a strong disagreement between the commander and the commissar of the detachment over Lazarev. Finally, the commander insists on giving Lazarev a chance: they will put him through the test in a reconnaissance operation scouting out the area roads.
The film was awarded the State Premium of the USSR (1988).

Commentaries and bibliography
Vingt grandes réalisations des studios Lenfilm, Alexandra GOUZEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2024
RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq films soviétiques qui ont montré la Seconde Guerre mondiale sous un jour nouveau, Valeria PAÏKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2021
Aleksei German’s Historical Representations of Realities of the War in Trial on the Road and Twenty Days Without War, Assiya ISSEMBERDIYEVA, Kinokultura, 2020

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2022
- Journées cinématographiques, Saint Denis (France), 2016
- Rétrospective Alexeï Guerman à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2015
- Cycle "Quelle connerie la guerre" au Forum des images, Paris (France), 2014
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2013
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2013
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2012
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2011
- Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival, Estoril (Portugal), 2011
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2010
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Festival "All our German", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2009
- Rencontres cinématographiques de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Saint Denis (France), 2008
- Paris Russian Film Festival, Paris (France), 2008
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2005
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2001
- Fall Festival 1998, Paris (France), 1998
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1986-11-12