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21 January 1950 (Soviet Union) See more »
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Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (From The Guardian - Film News. 18 October 2011, 8:30 AM, PDT)

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USSR propaganda, but worth seeing See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Mikheil Gelovani ... Iosef Stalin
Boris Andreyev ... Alexei Ivanov nicknamed Aliocha
Vladimir Savelyev ... Adolf Hitler (as V. Savelyev)
Marina Kovalyova ... Natasha Rumanyova Vasilnyeva (as M. Kovalyova)
M. Petrunkin ... Joseph Goebbels
M. Novakova ... Eva Braun
Yuri Timoshenko ... Kostya Zavchenko (as G. Timoshenko)
A. Urasalyev ... Yusupov
Nikolai Bogolyubov ... Factory Superintendent Kumchinsky
Jan Werich ... Hermann Goering (as Y. Verikh)
Sofiya Giatsintova ... MRs Ivanov - Alexei's mother (as S. Giatsyntova)
K. Roden ... Charles Bedston
Boris Tenin ... Gen. Chujkov
Viktor Lyubimov ... Captain (as V. Lyubimov)
Viktor Stanitsyn ... British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Oleg Frelikh ... U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Boris Livanov ... Gen. Rokossovsky
Sergei Blinnikov ... Gen. Ivan Koniev
Vladimir Lyubimov ... General Vasilyevsky
Konstantin Bartashevich ... Gen. Sokolovsky (as K. Bartashevich)
Andrei Abrikosov ... Gen. Antonov
Fyodor Blazhevich ... Marshal Georgi Zhukov (as F. Blazhevich)
A. Poyarkov ... Gen. Kuznetsov
Dmitri Dubov ... Sgt. Yegorov (as D. Dubov)
Mikhail Sidorkin ... General Shtemenko
V. Renin ... General Gerd von Runstedt
G. Talishvili ... Sgt. Kantiariya
Vladimir Kenigson ... Gen. Krebs (as V. Kenigson)
Nikolai Plotnikov ... General Brauchitsch
Vladimir Pokrovskiy ... Gen. Alfred Jodl (as V. Pokrovsky)
K. Gomola
Maksim Shtraukh ... Party official
Veriko Anjaparidze ... Hans' mother (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
V. Anzhaparidze ... Hans' mother
Nikolai Aparin (as N. Aparin)
Gavriil Belov ... Party official (as G. Belov)
Y. Brandes
Aleksandra Danilova
Aleksei Gribov ... Party official
S. Hyasintova
N. Kapistin
Kh. Kapustin
Aleksandr Khanov ... Party official (as A. Khanov)
Khartnik
V. Klyucharev
Z. Kovan
V. Lebedev
Evgeniya Melnikova
Y. Naretsch
V. Narlokh
E. Nelishikova
Tamara Nosova ... Katya
Y. Orlyukin
D. Palov
G. Pasechnik ... Party official
Andrei Petrov
Leonid Pirogov
Nikolai Ryzhov ... Party official (as N. Ryzhov)
Ruben Simonov ... Party official
Nikolai Solovyov (as N. Solovyov)
Vladimir Vasilyev
P. Volifack
N. Zhagrebeliskin
Z. Zolar

Directed by
Mikheil Chiaureli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mikheil Chiaureli 
Pyotr Pavlenko 

Original Music by
Dmitri Shostakovich 
 
Cinematography by
Leonid Kosmatov 
 
Film Editing by
Tatyana Likhachyova  (as T. Likhachyova)
 
Production Design by
Vladimir Kaplunovskiy 
Aleksei Parkhomenko 
 
Makeup Department
Vladimir Yakovlev .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Meri Anjaparidze .... assistant director (as Meri Andjaparidze)
 
Sound Department
Boris Volsky .... sound director
 
Special Effects by
Lyudmila Aleksandrovskaya .... combination scenes designer (as L. Aleksandrovskaya)
Boris Aretskiy .... special effects operator
D. Kostikov .... special effects
 
Other crew
K. Bogdanov .... military advisor
K. Ostreiko .... military advisor
K. Yelochkin .... military advisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Padeniye Berlina" - Soviet Union (original title)
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Runtime:
167 min (original version) | 151 min (1953 version)
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Color (Magicolor)
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This film was created for Joseph Stalin's 70th birthday.See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
USSR propaganda, but worth seeing, 22 December 2007
Author: ffgomezforever from Galicia

This of course is a pro-Stalin Russian film, but it has other values.First of all, for occidental public, and as many other Russian films of the 40's and 50's, it shows us the almost never watched Russian-side of the II World War.For them it was the "Liberation War", where they lost 18 to 21 million people, more than all the other nation's loses.Something we often forget or simply ignore, so this is an opportunity, from a mere historical view, to look at that "ignored" side of the big war. Keeping Stalin speeches, his battle planning and his final and incredible arrival to Berlin apart, the movie shows good epic moments:the final battle for the Reichstag, the surrender of the German troops in the streets of Berlin, the dialog between the "good worker and soldier" Aloisha with a German officer explaining how they will destroy his city and house as they did with their houses and cities, the final celebration before the(real)ruins of the Reichstag...And also the Hitler's scenes, which constitute a kind of "grand guignol", another movie inserted in the epic film.It's also interesting to see the theories (wether they be only partly true)about Nazis relations with English industrial trusts in the middle of the war, or Hitler's hope of an agreement with Anglo-Americans against Russians, anticipating the Cold War.We the Spanish know something about this, as the fascist Franco was kept in power by the allies, taking advantage of this cold war. "Padeniye Berlina", sometimes boring and a bit theatrical, contains these and many other good scenes, an attractive photographic work (with those Agfa color negatives, so different, but not less fascinating, from the accustomed American technicolor of the time), and a good score. And then , the Stalin omnipresence. But, sceptical as I am in relation to all political regimes, I don't think this propaganda film to be so different from other occidental films of the kind (war, patriotic ones). For me, it's good to get now the opportunity to watch many soviet films we couldn't even know of before the "DVD-era" arrived.They show less propaganda than we could expect (not in this film, of course)and let us know of their daily stories, or their war epics and miseries, so similar to the hundred of stories of American cinema with which we grew up.

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