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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)

 -  Drama  -  7 December 1970 (Sweden)
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Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Espen Skjønberg ...
Tiurin
Alf Malland ...
Fetiukov
Frimann Falck Clausen ...
Senka
Jo Skønberg ...
Gopchik
Odd Jan Sandsdalen ...
Eino
Torstein Rustdal ...
Vaino
James Maxwell ...
Captain
Alfred Burke ...
Alyosha
Eric Thompson ...
Tsetzar
John Cording ...
Pavlo
Matthew Guinness ...
Kilgas
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Paul Connell
Sverre Hansen
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Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on location in northern Norway. Written by Anonymous

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[Ivan is told the Communist Party has decreed the sun reaches zenith one hour after noon.]
Ivan Denisovich: Can they even tell the sun what to do?
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yes, it was depressing and sparse, and beautiful!
9 October 2004 | by (Raleigh,nc) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't have a clue what it is like to be in a Russian prison camp, but Solzhenitsyn, who wrote the book was in one... In any case, I thought the movie was excellent at capturing the dreary hopelessness of it all, and yes, it is depressing as Mr Dabell says, but that's the whole point. If you want a happy feel good movie, don't watch this one, but this story reveals what reality is like for a segment of the world's population, especially those in prison for political purposes. I personally love this movie and wish it would be released on DVD and not be forgotten. I read the book because of the movie, and found them very similar, but am so glad someone made this into a movie.


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