Nikita KHUBOV
Никита ХУБОВ
Nikita KHOUBOV
Stanislav ROSTOTSKY
Станислав РОСТОЦКИЙ
Stanislav ROSTOTSKI
USSR, 1980, 164mn 
Colour, fiction
Eskadron gusar letuchikh
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Эскадрон гусар летучих

 

 The Flying Hussar’s Squadron

 L'Escadron des hussards volants

 
Directed by : Nikita KHUBOV (Никита ХУБОВ), Stanislav ROSTOTSKY (Станислав РОСТОЦКИЙ)
Writing credits : Sergey ERMOLINSKY (Сергей ЕРМОЛИНСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Andrei ROSTOTSKY (Андрей РОСТОЦКИЙ) ...Denis Davydov
Marina SHIMANSKAYA (Марина ШИМАНСКАЯ) ...Catherine
Nikolay EREMENKO jr. (Николай ЕРЕМЕНКО мл.)
Aleksandr KARIN (Александр КАРИН)
Lidia KUZNETSOVA (Лидия КУЗНЕЦОВА)
Yevgeni LEBEDEV (Евгений ЛЕБЕДЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Mikhail YAKOVICH (Михаил ЯКОВИЧ)
Production design : Nikolay EMELYANOV (Николай ЕМЕЛЬЯНОВ)
Music : Aleksandr ZHURBIN (Александр ЖУРБИН)
Companies : Gorky Film Studio
Spectators : 23,6 million spectators in the USSR
Release Date in Russia : 01/1981
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Denis Davydov was a fearless and outspoken Russian soldier-poet-trouble maker. He became famous for organising and leading a small but remarkably effective partisan army in a daring assault against Napoleon’s forces that occupied Russia in 1812. Skilfully directing his brave hussars in tandem with the peasant detachments, he terrified the bewildered French army unaccustomed to the new guerrilla methods of warfare. Davydov’s exploits and adventures became legendary during his lifetime causing not only the admiration of his friends but envy from high ranking rivals. Worshipped by Pushkin’s circle as a model romantic hero, the hothead Davydov became inventor of hussar poetry noted for its hedonism, the celebration of reckless valour, drinking and beautiful women. This romantic historical tale of swashbuckling adventure features songs based on Davydov’s poetry.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2012

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