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Aleksandr Gordon (I) (1931–2020)

Aleksandr Gordon was born on December 26, 1931 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksandr Vitalyevich Gordon. He was a director and writer, known for The Killers (1956), The Fight in the Blizzard (1977) and Ransom (1986). He was married to Marina Tarkovskaya. He died on December 7, 2020. See full bio »


(age 88)

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Known For

The Killers Director
Ransom Director
Double Passing Director


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 1969-1992 Fuse (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Masquerade (1990)
- Come again? (1989)
 1990 Soccer Player
 1986 Ransom
 1973 Behind the Wheel, Korobkin (Documentary short)
 1970 The Theft
 1967 Sergey Lazo
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie) (as A. Gordon)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (as A. Gordon)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (3 credits)
 1994 Andrei Tarkovsky's Taiga Summer (TV Movie documentary)
 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie) (screenplay - as A. Gordon)
 1956 The Killers (Short) (screenplay - as A. Gordon)
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 1959 There Will Be No Leave Today (TV Movie)
Military Engineer (uncredited)
 1956 The Killers (Short)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Made the documentary film "Meeting with the Doukhobors of Canada". See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Gordon | Aleksandr W. Gordon

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Personal Quote:

[on Mikhail Vartanov's film Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)] "...this film is a gift, a treasure for the soul. Here the art of cinema reveals its very best qualities..."


His wife, writer and linguist Marina Tarkovskaya, is the younger sister of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. Gordon met her while he was a student at VGIK film school, a classmate of her brother, with whom Gordon collaborated on several student films. See more »

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