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Bezhin lug (1935)

 |  Short, Drama  |  1935 (Russia)
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A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Viktor Kartashov ...
Stepok (as Vitya Kartashov)
Nikolay Khmelyov ...
Peasant
Pyotr Arzhanov ...
Political Commissioner (as Pavel Ardzhanov)
Yekaterina Teleshova ...
President of Kolkhoz
Nikolai Maslov ...
Arsonist
Yakov Zajtsev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanislav Rostotskiy ...
Boy
Boris Zakhava ...
Stepok's Father
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A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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1935 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Bezhin Meadow  »

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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1.37 : 1
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Sergei M. Eisenstein was initially unimpressed by the screen test for Viktor Kartashov, but after seeing his interactions with other cast members, decided the child was right for the part. See more »

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A tragic loss
20 February 2000 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

This retelling of a classic Communist, collectivist tale is one of the greatest losses to Communism the cinematic world has felt. Destroyed by the Soviets along with several other banned films, restoration artists were able to, more or less successfully, piece the story together again, from the damaged original negative, as a series of stills and a rehashed set of intertitles. The dynamism that must have accompanied the moving images of this film has, unfortunately been lost, but the stills themselves are fantastic, and a great tribute to Eisenstein's art.


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