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A Slave of Love (1976)
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Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Elena Solovey ...
Olga Nikolayevna Voznesenskaya
Rodion Nahapetov ...
Victor Pototsky (as Rodion Nakhapetov)
Aleksandr Kalyagin ...
Kalyagin
Oleg Basilashvili ...
Yuzhakov
Konstantin Grigorev ...
Fedotov
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Yuri Bogatyryov ...
Maksakov
Mikhail Chigaryov
Valentin Komissarov ...
(as V. Kommissarov)
Vera Kuznetsova ...
Lyubov Andreevna
Nikolai Pastukhov ...
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Evgeniy Steblov
Inna Ulyanova
Vadim Vilskiy
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Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she spends time every day with Victor Pototsky, the film's cameraman. Gradually, it comes to light that Victor uses his job as a cover for filming White atrocities and Red heroism: he's a Bolshevik. He asks her for help, and she discovers meaning in her otherwise flighty and self-centered life. Love blooms. Will the Red forces arrive in time to save them from a suspicious White military leader? Will she find courage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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27 September 1976 (Soviet Union)  »

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Bondage of Love  »

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A Little Oddity About Silent Films In Revolutionary Russia
9 March 2013 | by (Corning, California) – See all my reviews

A fascinating film not only about the making of a silent film in Revolutionary Russia, but by extension, about the inability of humans to see beyond their primary interests, to ignore the wave of history until it all but sweeps over and engulfs them.

To a viewer accustomed to linear storytelling and sophisticated technique, this helter-skelter development of a love story between a somewhat scatterbrained actress and her quietly subversive cameraman may seem disjointed until the revolutionary movement intrudes and the violence of history intrudes into their country dream. Slave to Love is an odd little film, an immersion into the myths of another country, and while I wouldn't watch it twice, it's sincerity of purpose is evident.


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