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Bezhin lug (1935)

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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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Production was stopped by Soviet officials in 1937. Sergei M. Eisenstein had spent two years filming and had up to 3 different completed versions. The shot material in movie form was taken to a film storage vault, which was destroyed during a German bombing raid in the war. The film was confirmed to be destroyed at this time, however the government is thought to have destroyed it earlier on. Eisenstein, however saved two frames from the beginning and end of all of his shots and in the mid 1960s these were put together according to script, story board, and notes on the film to a 31-minute reconstruction of film stills. See more »

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I agree with the other user comment I have read on this film:May have been Eisenstein´s best film!!
12 January 2002 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw the reconstruction of this film on the Criterion Collection dvd set Eisenstein: The sound years.The photography is fantastic and I think it would have been a masterpiece but it was destroyed.It could be a bit confusing to follow the story in the reconstruction(it´s something about 30 minutes long)but it´s still very interesting.


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