Shaken AIMANOV
Шакен АЙМАНОВ
Chaken AIMANOV
USSR (Kazakhstan), 1970, 147mn 
Colour, fiction
Konets atamana
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Конец атамана

 

 End of the Ataman

 La Fin de l’ataman

 
Directed by : Shaken AIMANOV (Шакен АЙМАНОВ)
Writing credits : Andrei KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ), Eduard TROPININ (Эдуард ТРОПИНИН)
 
Cast
Asanali ASHIMOV (Асанали АШИМОВ) ...Chadyakov
Viktor AVDIUSHKO (Виктор АВДЮШКО) ...Suvorov
Gennadi YUDIN (Геннадий ЮДИН) ...Yukhan
Yuri SARANTSEV (Юрий САРАНЦЕВ)
Vladimir GUSEV (Владимир ГУСЕВ)
Vladislav STRZHELCHIK (Владислав СТРЖЕЛЬЧИК)
 
Cinematography : Askhat ASHRAPOV (Асхат АШРАПОВ)
Production design : Viktor LEDNEV (Виктор ЛЕДНЕВ)
Music : Erkegali RAKHMADIEV (Еркегали РАХМАДИЕВ)
Companies : Kazakhfilm
Spectators : 30,6 million spectators in the USSR
Release Date in Russia : 23/08/1971
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
This is the story of the liquidation of the white forces of Ataman Doutov. Kassymkhan Tchadiarov, head of the local militia who pretends to be a deserter, is entrusted with his kidnapping planned by the Tcheka.
Asanali Ashimov declares: "This is Chaken Aïmanov’s last film, and all in all it is the cry of his soul. For me it is a real epic; the best actors and technicians of that time worked for the film. The bonds of friendship we tied during the shooting are still lasting today. (…) In the sixties, the studio was going through a period which I would call the renaissance era."
Source : Festival International du Cinéma Asiatique de Vesoul, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival du film kazakhstanais, Paris (France), 2020
- Vesoul International Asiatic Film Festival, Vesoul (France), 2012