Naum BIRMAN
Наум БИРМАН
Naoum BIRMAN
USSR, 1980, 74mn 
fiction
We Looked The Death in The Eye
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Мы смерти смотрели в лицо

 

 Nous avons regardé la mort en face

 My smerti smotreli v litso

 
Directed by : Naum BIRMAN (Наум БИРМАН)
Writing credits : Yuri_3 YAKOVLEV (Юрий_3 ЯКОВЛЕВ)
 
Cast
Oleg DAL (Олег ДАЛЬ) ...Boris
Liubov MALINOVSKAIA (Любовь МАЛИНОВСКАЯ) ...Valya
Boris BIRMAN (Борис БИРМАН)
Olga KUZNETSOVA (Ольга КУЗНЕЦОВА)
Valentin NIKULIN (Валентин НИКУЛИН)
Anatoli RUDAKOV (Анатолий РУДАКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Genrikh MARANDZHIAN (Генрих МАРАНДЖЯН)
Production design : Berta MANEVICH (Берта МАНЕВИЧ)
Music : Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (Дмитрий ШОСТАКОВИЧ)
Production : Lenfilm
 

Plot synopsis
The film is based on a true story. In 1942 the former choreographer, Lieuten­ant Korbut, receives an order to form a dance troupe. In the besieged Leningrad Korbut manages to find his former students, dancers, starving, and bring them to the front. The film features poetry by Olga Berggoltz and music by Dmitry Shosta­kovich. The film received the award of Kaunas central committee of Komsomol at the national film festival in Vilnius in 1981.
Source : 2010.ru.spbkinoforum.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010