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Chapayev (1934)

Chapaev (original title)
This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »

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Dimitri Furmanov (novel), Anna Furmanova (original script) (as A.N. Furmanova) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Boris Babochkin ... Chapayev - Vasiliy Ivanovich
Boris Blinov ... Furmanov - Division Commissar
Varvara Myasnikova ... Anna - 'Anka' machine gunner
Leonid Kmit ... Petka - Chapayev's orderly
Illarion Pevtsov Illarion Pevtsov ... Colonel Borozdin - Sergey Nikolayevich (as I. N. Petsov)
Stepan Shkurat ... Cossak - Potapov (Petrovich), Borozdin's orderly (as S. Shkurat)
Vyacheslav Volkov Vyacheslav Volkov ... Yelan - kombrig (brigade commander)
Nikolai Simonov ... Zhikharev - kombrig (brigade commander)
Boris Chirkov ... Peasant
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This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a decorated hero in the World War I and later in the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian revolution. This man of action is fighting on the side of the poor people. His troops consist of peasants, just like him. Unable to write, he can brilliantly demonstrate various battle tactics by moving potatoes on the table. He is street smart. He never lost a battle against the experienced Generals of the Tzar's Army. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Trivia

P.S. Chapaev and his assistants Petka and Anka are the popular characters of hundreds of Russian jokes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Kin-Dza-Dza! (2003) See more »

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socialist realism on film
21 March 2019 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Vasiliy Chapaev wasn't one of the most famous figures in Russia's revolution. "Chapaev" takes a look at his deeds, employing socialist realism (the Red Army consists of glorious peasants while the White Army consists of regressive aristocrats). Whatever the purpose, the result is a fine piece of cinema: compelling characters, impressive camera work, and an incisive look at Russian culture. You don't have to know a lot about the Bolshevik Revolution to enjoy this movie (but it helps). Good one.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

14 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapayev See more »

Company Credits

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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