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15 September 1950 (Finland) 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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2 wins See more »
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Slavoj Žižek: Blofeld rides again
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 18 October 2011, 8:30 AM, PDT)

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A classic of its kind 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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Trivia:
A scene where Stalin gives advice to Alyosha on how to win Natasha was later cut out of the film, because Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin's head of the secret police who was disgraced under Khruschev, was in the scene.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A classic of its kind, 21 February 2003
Author: Ian Chapman from London, England

In the annals of movies that afford rich entertainment in ways totally unintended by their makers, The Fall of Berlin occupies an honoured place.

The story, the vicissitudes of a soldier at the front and his sweetheart in a German forced labour camp, is juxtaposed with sequences of Stalin and Hitler conducting the war.

Stalin, wise, kind and, of course, a supreme military leader is a hoot, but it is Hitler who rivets and enthralls. In scenes overdrawn to the point of parody and beyond, all livid blues and menacing shadows, actor V. Savelyev delivers a performance that should have had him sent to the gulag for upstaging his fellow despot. In his final, hilarious scene, his dog Blondi is despached by a spiked canape delivered by Eva Braun during their wedding breakfast - surely the cinema's finest death scene!

10 out of 10!

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