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26 November 1913 (Russia) See more »
A young, rich woman decides to dedicate her life to helping the poor, but a tragic incident changes her life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Nina Chernova ... Vera Dubovskaja
A. Ugrjumov ... Prince Dolskij
V. Demert ... Maksim Petrov
V. Brianski (as Vitali Brianski)

Directed by
Yevgeni Bauer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
V. Demert  writer

Produced by
Aleksandr Khanzhonkov .... producer
Cinematography by
Nikolai Kozlovsky 
Production Design by
Yevgeni Bauer 
Music Department
Christopher Austin .... music producer (2003)
Sophie Langdon .... musician: violin (2003)
John Timperly .... music recorder (2003)
David Walter .... assistant engineer (2003)


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Also Known As:
"Sumerki zhenskoi dushi" - Russia (original title)
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USA:48 min
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The first reel contains the first known traveling shot using a camera dolly, by cameraman Nikolai Kozlovsky. The first known camera dolly had been created by Spanish cameraman Segundo de Chomón, working for Pathe in Paris in 1912 and patented in Italy the same year, but it is unlikely that director Yevgeni Bauer or Kozlovski were aware of it.See more »


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A mixed bag from Bauer, 30 July 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This Russian film is really a mixed bag--being both very old fashioned AND very modern at the same time! The film is old is style because it uses a lot of over-the-top emotionality and melodrama and I'm sure many modern audiences would either not watch it at all or laugh at it--but that is true of most of these types of films from the 1910s. Plus, while it deals with very adult themes, the film is so obtuse in addressing the rape and murder that it's pretty easy to conceive of people in the audience having no idea what's happening! It's like they wanted to deal with important topics but they were such taboos to mention that they shouldn't have bothered. But, despite all this baggage, the film also tells a complete story that can hold your attention (something many older films from this era can't do today) and has good production values for the period. An interesting historical curio, but not exactly a memorable film.

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