Nikita MIKHALKOV
Никита МИХАЛКОВ
Nikita MIKHALKOV
USSR, 1975, 94mn 
Colour, fiction
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 Slave of Love

 L'Esclave de l’amour

 
Directed by : Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ)
Writing credits : Friedrich GORENSTEIN (Фридрих ГОРЕНШТЕЙН), Andrey KONCHALOVSKY (Андрей КОНЧАЛОВСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Yelena SOLOVEY (Елена СОЛОВЕЙ) ...Olga Voznesenskaya
Rodion NAKHAPETOV (Родион НАХАПЕТОВ) ...Pototski (cameraman)
Oleg BASILASHVILY (Олег БАСИЛАШВИЛИ) ...Yuzhakov (producer)
Konstantin GRIGORYEV (Константин ГРИГОРЬЕВ) ...Fedotov
Aleksandr KALYAGIN (Александр КАЛЯГИН) ...Kolyagin
Aleksandr ADABASHIAN (Александр АДАБАШЬЯН)
Yuri BOGATYRYOV (Юрий БОГАТЫРЕВ)
Nikita MIKHALKOV (Никита МИХАЛКОВ) ...Ivan
Nikolay PASTUROV (Николай ПАСТУХОВ) ...scriptwriter
Yevgeni STEBLOV (Евгений СТЕБЛОВ) ...Kanin
Inna ULYANOVA (Инна УЛЬЯНОВА) ...actress with roses
 
Cinematography : Pavel LEBESHEV (Павел ЛЕБЕШЕВ)
Production design : Aleksandr ADABASHIAN (Александр АДАБАШЬЯН), Aleksandr SAMULEKIN (Александр САМУЛЕКИН)
Music : Eduard ARTEMIEV (Эдуард АРТЕМЬЕВ)
Sound : Valentin BOBROVSKY (Валентин БОБРОВСКИЙ)
Companies : Mosfilm
Spectators : 11.2 million spectators in the USSR
Release Date in Russia : 27/09/1976
 
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
Release date in France : 1978-12-13, Site

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico
Editor : Potemkine. 2009. Titre : Coffret Nikita Mikhalkov - Vol 1.
Ce coffret contient 4 films :
- Le Nôtre parmi les autres
- Esclave de l'amour
- Partition inachevée pour piano mécanique
- Cinq soirées

Plot synopsis
Civil War. Small town occupied by the White Army. Moscow film-group is shooting a society drama «The Love Slave» with the star of silent films Olga Voznesenskaya. The group cameraman Viktor Pototsky (a leader of revolutionary underground organization) loves her. He illegally shoots arrests and shootings. Voznesenskaya starts to help him.
 

commentaries
Esclave de l’amour (1976) [Nikita Mikhalkov], Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2021
4 Nikita Mikhalkov films that have become world cinema classics, Valery Kuznetsov, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
Эволюция образа Белого движения в отечественном и зарубежном игровом кинематографе звукового периода., Aleksandr FEDOROV, МОО «Информация для всех», 2015
Esclave de l'amour de Nikita Mikhalkov, Elias FARES, dvdclassik.com, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2021
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2017
- Cycle de cinéma soviétique à la Cinémathèque d'Alger, Algiers (Algeria), 2011
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2011
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Odessa International Film Festival, Odessa (Ukraine), 2011
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2010
- Retrospective Nikita Mikhalkov in Paris, Paris (France), 2010
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2009
- Damascus International Film Festival, Damascus (Syria), 2009
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2008
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2008
- Lecce European Film Festival, Lecce (Italy), 2008
- Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival, Kustendorf (Serbia), 2008
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2007
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2006
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 1978-12-13