Mikhail ROMM
Михаил РОММ
Mikhaïl ROMM
USSR, 1944, 101mn 
Black and white, fiction
No. 217
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Человек 217

 

 Matricule 217

 chelovek 217

 
Directed by : Mikhail ROMM (Михаил РОММ)
Writing credits : Yevgeni GABRILOVICH (Евгений ГАБРИЛОВИЧ)
 
Cast
Tatyana BARYSHEVA (Татьяна БАРЫШЕВА) ...Frau Krauss
Nikolay KOMISAROV (Николай КОМИССАРОВ) ...Le père de Tatiana
Yelena KUZMINA (Елена КУЗЬМИНА) ...Tatiana Krylova
Anna LISIANSKAYA (Анна ЛИСЯНСКАЯ) ...Klava Vassilevna
Lidia SUKHAREVSKAIA (Лидия СУХАРЕВСКАЯ) ...Lotta
Vladimir VLADISLAVSKY (Владимир ВЛАДИСЛАВСКИЙ) ...Johan Krauss
Vasili ZAICHIKOV (Василий ЗАЙЧИКОВ) ...Sergueï Ivanovitch
 
Cinematography : Era SAVELIEVA (Эра САВЕЛЬЕВА), Boris VOLCHEK (Борис ВОЛЧЕК)
Production design : Yevgeni ENEJ (Евгений ЕНЕЙ), Abram FREYDIN (Абрам ФРЕЙДИН)
Music : Aram KHACHATURIAN (Арам ХАЧАТУРЯН)
Sound : Sergey MINRVIN (Сергей МИНЕРВИН)
Editing : Eva LADYZHENSKAYA (Ева ЛАДЫЖЕНСКАЯ)
Production : Mosfilm, Studio de Tachkent
Spectators : 17,2 million spectators in the USSR
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Best Directing Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1946

Plot synopsis
In 1942 Tanya, the main character of the film, is sent to Germany under number 217 together with the next batch of Soviet people driven there. She found herself in the family of Krauss, a grocer, who exploited Sergey Ivanovich, a Soviet mathematician, as a janitor. Helping each other they dreamed of escape and return to their motherland in spring. The death of Sergey Ivanovich, murdered by master’s son Max and his friend Kurt, determined her to revenge his death and fight for freedom. Having killed Max and Kurt in cold blood, Tanya escapes during the Soviet air attack.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Человек но. 217 : сценарий в 13 эпизодах, Yevgeni GABRILOVICH, Mikhail ROMM, Госкиноиздать, 1943
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1990
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1946