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Andrei lives a secluded life with his aunt, studying and thinking about his now-deceased mother. His friend Tsenin is concerned... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Vitold Polonsky ... Andrei Bagrov
Olga Rakhmanova ... Kapitolina Markovna, his aunt
Vera Karalli ... Zoya Kadmina
Mariya Khalatova ... Her mother (as M. Chalatova)
Tamara Gedevanova ... Her sister (as T. Gedevanova)
Marfa Kassatskaya ... Princess Tarskaya (as M. Kasazkaya)
Georg Asagaroff ... Andrei's friend (as Georgi Azagarov)

Directed by
Yevgeni Bauer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yevgeni Bauer 
Ivan Turgenev  novel "Klara Milich"

Produced by
Aleksandr Khanzhonkov .... producer (as A. Chanshonkov)
Original Music by
Neil Brand (1992)
Cinematography by
Boris Zavelev 
Music Department
Jonathan Few .... musician: cello: Triptych
Ruth Herbert .... musician: piano: Triptych
Oliver Lewis .... musician: violin: Triptych
Other crew
Viktoria Mylnikowa .... titles reconstruction 1989
Yuri Zivyan .... titles reconstruction 1989

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Also Known As:
"Posle smerti" - Russia (original title)
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46 min
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Excellent for its day, 30 July 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Only a few years later, this film would have seemed very old fashioned and simplistic, though in 1915 when it was made it was a very good tale. Its running time of 46 minutes was full-length in the 1910s but in the 1920s this film would have probably been stretched out more and been less hyper-melodramatic--especially when it came to the character of the angst-ridden young man. In fact, now that I think about it, the movie and other Bauer films I've seen all are "angsty" and revel in misery! A young man can't get over his mother's death. In later years, such an idea might have been used to imply that the man was gay, though didn't seem to be director Bauer's intention. An actress somehow becomes enamored with him (though this is a shortcoming in the film, as this just seems to come out of nowhere). She professes his love and he rebuffs her--preferring to dwell in his own angst-driven world. She then kills herself (again, this DOES seem a bit over-the-top since she seems to hardly know him). But then the movie gets a lot better, as the man's conscience attacks him without mercy. He begins to dream of her constantly and later even begins to see her ghost during the daytime! He is obsessed with her and his guilt over being to cold to her that it ultimately takes over his life. An interesting idea and filled with creative cinematic images and camera tricks. However, due to its extreme melodrama, it certainly won't appeal to someone who is not already a fan of silent cinema. In fact, I would recommend a newbie watch almost any silent film before Bauer's because they might scare them away from the genre. Definitely an acquired taste or a film for the devoted fan.

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