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Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

Tikhiy Don (original title)
A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

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Pyotr Glebov ...
Elina Bystritskaya ...
Zinaida Kirienko ...
Daniil Ilchenko ...
Panteleimon Prokofyevich Melekhov (as Danilo Ilchenko)
Anastasia Filippova ...
Iljinicna (as A. Filippova)
Nikolai Smirnov ...
Lyudmila Khityaeva ...
Dariya Melekhova
Natalya Arkhangelskaya ...
Dunyashka (as N. Arkhangelskaya)
Aleksandr Blagovestov ...
Stepan Lekatov (as A. Blagovestov)
Igor Dmitriev ...
Yevgeni Listnitsky
Aleksandr Shatov ...
Listnitsky Father
Boris Novikov ...
Mitka Korshunov
Aleksandr Zhukov ...
Miron Koshevoy
Gennadi Karyakin ...
Mikhail Koshevoy (as G. Karyakin)
Viliam Shatunovsky ...
Shtokman (as V. Shatunovsky)
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A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya. Grigori Melekhov's personal life is shown as a rough journey through the experience of World War One, the Russian Revolution, and the following Civil War. The Cossacs are shown as traditional farmers and warriors, who are suffering through the most dramatic events in the history of Russia. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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The epic film based on Mikhail Sholokhov's classic novel in COLOR

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1 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Der stille Don  »

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Crystal Globe Award (Karlovy Vary, 1958) See more »

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Followed by Tikhiy Don II (1958) See more »

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Love and Blood
20 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautiful film and well-acted in a theatrical style that is common of many older Russian films. The story is long and involved, and an American audience will likely wonder what the point of the first 1/3 of the movie is about. As described by another, that portion of the film seems very much like a soap opera concerned with who is sleeping with whom. More importantly is how the scandal plays out in the families and village and how the characters are trapped within their lives, culture, communities, and expectations.

Americans and other westerners might also be surprised by the 2nd part of the film, which depicts the Bolshevik victory as far from certain, often challenged, with parties changing sides and allegiances as the war weary citizens fight on through tragedy after tragedy.

Overall, it's a brilliant film ... a technical and cinematic achievement, for sure. Comparisons to "Gone with the Wind" are entirely appropriate .. however, it is a "Gone with the Wind" with muscles, with combat, with blood, with real tragedy.


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