Sergey GERASIMOV
Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ
Sergueï GUERASSIMOV
USSR / GDR, 1962, 221mn 
Black and white, fiction
Lyudi i zveri
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Люди и звери

 

 The Men and the Beasts

 Hommes et bêtes

 
Directed by : Sergey GERASIMOV (Сергей ГЕРАСИМОВ)
Writing credits : Tamara MAKAROVA (Тамара МАКАРОВА)
 
Cast
Tatyana GAVRILOVA (Татьяна ГАВРИЛОВА)
Tamara MAKAROVA (Тамара МАКАРОВА) ...Anna Andreevna
 
Companies : Studio Gorko, DEFA (RDA)
 

Plot synopsis
The point of this long, conventional, and politically nuanced drama about a Soviet citizen's sojourn in Western capitalist lands would be more effective if not so exaggerated. After Pavlov (Nikolai Eremenko) exits the former USSR, he wanders through various sites in Europe and in North and South America, absorbing other cultures and ways of life. Unfortunately for him, what he saw the most was the underbelly of capitalism -- drugs and drunkenness, corruption and immorality. Now that he is safely back in the motherland, he breathes a sigh of relief, though neither the society nor his brother welcome him home with open arms.
Eleanor Mannikka, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1962