Vladimir VENGEROV
Владимир ВЕНГЕРОВ
Vladimir VENGUEROV
USSR, 1968, 142mn 
Black and white, fiction
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 The Living Corpse

 Cadavre vivant

 
Directed by : Vladimir VENGEROV (Владимир ВЕНГЕРОВ)
Writing credits : Vladimir VENGEROV (Владимир ВЕНГЕРОВ)
 
Cast
Oleg BASILASHVILY (Олег БАСИЛАШВИЛИ) ...Viktor Karénine
Aleksey BATALOV (Алексей БАТАЛОВ) ...Fiodor Protassov
Nikolay BOIARSKY (Николай БОЯРСКИЙ)
Oleg BORISOV (Олег БОРИСОВ) ...Juge d'instruction
Lyalya CHERNAIA (Ляля ЧЕРНАЯ)
Alla DEMIDOVA (Алла ДЕМИДОВА) ...Elizaveta Protassova
Lyudmila GURCHENKO (Людмила ГУРЧЕНКО) ...Voix
Aleksey KOZHEVNIKOV (Алексей КОЖЕВНИКОВ) ...Musicien
Panteleimon KRYMOV (Пантелеймон КРЫМОВ) ...Officier
Sofia PILIAVSKAIA (Софья ПИЛЯВСКАЯ) ...Anna Karenina
Lidia SHTYKAN (Лидия ШТЫКАН)
Innokenti SMOKTUNOVSKY (Иннокентий СМОКТУНОВСКИЙ)
Svetlana TOMA (Светлана ТОМА)
 
Cinematography : Genrikh MARANDZHIAN (Генрих МАРАНДЖЯН)
Production design : Marsen GAUKHMAN-SVERDLOV (Марксен ГАУХМАН-СВЕРДЛОВ)
Music : Isaac SCHWARTZ (Исаак ШВАРЦ)
Sound : Yevgeni NESTEROV (Евгений НЕСТЕРОВ)
Editing : S. GORAKOVA (С. ГОРАКОВА)
Companies : Lenfilm
Release Date in Russia : 11/09/1969
 

Note :
Based on Lev Tolstoy’s play of the same title.

Plot synopsis
comme anglais
 

C'est l’histoire de Fiodor Protassov, un mari noceur et débauché qui, incapable d’assurer son rôle de mari et de père, préfère s'effacer en simulant un suicide. Mais le destin s'acharne sur l'encombrant survivant…

The Living Corpse and Redemption were both English-language titles for the Russo-German production Der lebende Leichnam. Based on the play by Leo Tolstoy, the film stars director V. I. Pudovkin in the role immortalized on the Broadway stage by John Barrymore and later played in the Hollywood version of Redemption by John Gilbert. Mistaken for dead, Pudovkin returns to discover that his wife has married his best friend. Unwilling to mar their happiness, the protagonist commits suicide, but not before standing trial for his own murder. Curiously, the review for Variety hailed director Feodor Ozep as a 22-year-old "boy wonder," even though Ozep was well into his thirties at the time.
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Retrospective Russian cinema at the "Reflet Médicis", Paris (France), 2010
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2010
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2006