MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 115,929 this week

S.V.D. - Soyuz velikogo dela (1927)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 10 Mar 2011
 
a list of 126 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 469 titles
created 19 Feb 2014
 
a list of 239 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: S.V.D. - Soyuz velikogo dela (1927)

S.V.D. - Soyuz velikogo dela (1927) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of S.V.D. - Soyuz velikogo dela.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamees army during the Vietnam-war.

Directors: Joris Ivens, William Klein, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Anne Bellec, Karen Blanguernon, Bernard Fresson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Brigitte Lahaie, Vincent Gardère, Dominique Journet
The Look I (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in an eternal garden in the middle of a modern city and talk about life.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Diogo Dória, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa
Hamlet (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.

Director: Grigori Kozintsev
Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina
Otets (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Ivan Solovov
Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Polina Kutepova, Svetlana Ivanova
Bilbao (1978)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Àngel Jové, Maika Thienen, María Martín
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Noboru Tanaka
Stars: Tomoko Katsura, Ken Yoshizawa, Hidemi Hara
Podranki (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Nikolay Gubenko
Stars: Juozas Budraitis, Aleksandr Kalyagin, Zhanna Bolotova
Documentary | Short | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A single-shot portrait of the Foley process, revealing multiple layers of fabrication and imposition. This choreographed documentary moves us circularly into, through and back outside a ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Stratman
Stars: Gregg Barbanell, Darin Mann
Shinel (1926)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
Stars: Antonina Eremeeva, Emil Gal, Sergey Gerasimov
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

23 short stories about the Mari women. Stories joyful and sad, ridiculous and terrible. It is the movie ornament, the movie calendar telling about philosophy, traditions and today of the Mari people.

Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko
Stars: Yuliya Aug, Yana Esipovich, Vasiliy Domrachyov
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Emil Gal ...
Gambler
Sergey Gerasimov ...
Medoks
Konstantin Khokhlov ...
General Vishnevsky
Andrei Kostrichkin ...
Servant of Medoks
Sofiya Magarill ...
Vishnevskaya
Mikhael Mishel ...
General Weismar
Pyotr Sobolevsky ...
Sukhanov
Oleg Zhakov ...
Young soldier
Yanina Zhejmo ...
Circus actress
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

acronym in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

23 March 1927 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

The Club of the Big Deed  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in FEKS (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A failed Russian Revolution succeeded magnificently on screen.
3 June 1999 | by (Haamstede, 4328 ZG 1 Netherlands) – See all my reviews

S.V.D. was released in August 1927. A beautiful costume drama, it is on the other hand a somewhat expressionistic, poetical fantasy. Its photography and images are more important than its desired political contents. The script, written by the inspiring historian Yuri Tinyanov (director Leonid Trauberg [1901-1990]could speak about Tinyanov for hours) supplied a failed love story, a political intrigue involving two czars, and a traveling circus background. The picture glorifies the 1825 'Decembrists' uprisal: officers in the imperial Russian army are fed up with the new czar's autocracy. The main character is a traitor, the Scotsman Maddocks (Medoks). He has won a ring gambling. It carries the initials S.V.D. - the secret union of the 'Big Deed' (overthrowing the czar). Maddocks expects the ring to protect him. He is desparate to enter the circles of political power in St. Petersburg hoping a former lover (Sofia Magaril) will introduce him there. A wounded revolutionary officer is on the run, finding refuge in a circus. This setting enabled cinematographer Andrei Moskvin to film a sequence on a galloping horse 'holding only the camera'. One of the most imaginative scenes takes place on the skating rink. The picture suddenly turns into an ice crystal created by using mirrors. The skater now waltzes his rounds all over the picture. S.V.D. introduces several pessimistic symbols: night clouds, a turtle suggesting how slowly the wounded revolutionary can move, etc. It is an extremely beautiful film, its narrative less important than its image qualities. An un-Russian revolution that failed but turned out a success on screen. It is clear that Kozintsev & Trauberg were ready for their next costume drama THE NEW BABYLON, now considered their great masterpiece. S.V.D. was restored by the German TV-station ZDF ca. 1980. For this version German composer Hamel wrote a new electronic music score, not very fitting apart from the skating rink waltz.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss S.V.D. - Soyuz velikogo dela (1927) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?