Andrey FROLOV
Андрей ФРОЛОВ
Andreï FROLOV
1946, 82mn 
Black and white, fiction
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Первая перчатка

 

 Les Premiers gants

 Pervaya perchatka

 
Directed by : Andrey FROLOV (Андрей ФРОЛОВ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr FILIMONOV (Александр ФИЛИМОНОВ)
 
Cast
Vladimir VOLODIN (Владимир ВОЛОДИН) ...Ivan
Anastasia ZUEVA (Анастасия ЗУЕВА) ...Ivan's wife
Ivan PEREVERZEV (Иван ПЕРЕВЕРЗЕВ) ...Nikita
Sergey BLINNIKOV (Сергей БЛИННИКОВ)
Nadezhda CHEREDNICHENKO (Надежда ЧЕРЕДНИЧЕНКО) ...Nina
Vladimir GRIBKOV (Владимир ГРИБКОВ)
Pavel OLENEV (Павел ОЛЕНЕВ)
Anatoli_2 STEPANOV (Анатолий_2 СТЕПАНОВ)
 
Cinematography : Fyodor FIRSOV (Федор ФИРСОВ)
Production design : Vladimir KAMSKY (Владимир КАМСКИЙ), Semyon MANDEL (Семён МАНДЕЛЬ), Ivan STEPANOV (Иван СТЕПАНОВ)
Music : Vasili SOLOVIEV- SEDOY (Василий СОЛОВЬЕВ-СЕДОЙ)
Production : Mosfilm
Spectators : 18,6 millions of spectators
Release date in Russia : 23/01/1947
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Plot synopsis
Nikita Krutikov, a young Siberian, finds himself in Moscow, falls in love with Nina, a sportswoman, and goes in for boxing. He is strong and tough, they predict he'll be a champion, the coaches quarrel with each other because of him. But Nikita wants to marry Nina and leave for home, the Siberian fur farm. Hoping that the taste of victory will make Nikita change his mind, the coach persuades Nina to hold over her decision till his match with Moscow champion. However in spite of all expectations, Nikita loses the fight, but the defeat makes him take a flat decision - he stays in Moscow, trains hard and becomes a champion.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
10 лучших советских фильмов о спорте и спортсменах, film.ru, 2018
 
Reviews on Kinopoisk

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Soviet musicals, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- Sport in Russian and Soviet feature films, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- "Spirit of Fire" International Debut Film Festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2013
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012

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