Yevgeni CHERVIAKOV
Евгений ЧЕРВЯКОВ
Evgueni TCHERVIAKOV
USSR, 1936, 95mn 
Black and white, fiction
Convicts
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Заключенные

 

 Détenus

 Zaklyuchonnye

 
Directed by : Yevgeni CHERVIAKOV (Евгений ЧЕРВЯКОВ)
Writing credits : Nikolay POGODIN (Николай ПОГОДИН)
 
Cast
Mikhail ASTANGOV (Михаил АСТАНГОВ) ...Kostya
Aleksandr CHEBAN (Александр ЧЕБАН) ...chief
Vera YANUKOVA (Вера ЯНУКОВА) ...Sonka
Nadezhda YERMAKOVICH (Надежда ЕКМАКОВИЧ) ...Margarita Ivanovna
Boris DOBRONRAVOV (Борис ДОБРОНРАВОВ)
Mariya GORICHEVA (Мария ГОРИЧЕВА) ...Sadovsky's mother
Mikhail YANSHIN (Михаил ЯНШИН)
 
Cinematography : Mikhail GINDIN (Михаил ГИНДИН), Boris PETROV (Борис ПЕТРОВ)
Production design : Mikhail KARYAKIN (Михаил КАРЯКИН), Boris KNOBLOCK (Борис КНОБЛОК), Viktor PANTELEYEV (Виктор ПАНТЕЛЕЕВ)
Music : Yuri SHAPORIN (Юрий ШАПОРИН)
Production : Mosfilm
Release date in Russia : 10/12/1936
 

Plot synopsis
A troop train with a group of convicts arrives at NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) camp in the North. Among them - Sadovsky, an engineer-saboteur, and Kostya the Captain, a criminal, who soon becomes a ringleader and forbids everybody to come to work. The chekists start to reform them.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000