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By the Bluest of Seas (1936)

U samogo sinego morya (original title)
Two best friends shipwreck on an island in the Caspian Sea and fall in love with the same woman while helping the villagers of their new home.

Directors:

Boris Barnet, Samad Mardanov (co-director) (as S. Mardanin)

Writer:

Klimenti Mints
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Yelena Kuzmina ... Maria aka Misha (as E. A. Kuzmina)
Lev Sverdlin ... Yussuf (as L. N. Sverdlin)
Nikolay Kryuchkov ... Alyosha (as N. Kryuchkov)
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Yussuf and Aliosha are two shipwrecked sailors on an island in the Caspian Sea. They start working as sailor and mechanic for the fishing boats of the "Lights of the Communism" kolkhoz. Here the two friends will fall in love with the beautiful Misha. Written by giulienk

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Director Boris Barnet and actress Yelena Kuzzmina are presented in the main titles as "Honoured Artists of the Republic", they were both decorated as such in 1935. Also, Lev Sverdlin is presented as (from) "Theater n. a. Meyerhold" (GOSTIM). See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) See more »

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Not the masterpiece some claim it to be.
21 September 2015 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

There isn't a great deal to the Russian 'classic' "By the Bluest of Seas" other than its remarkable use its location around the Caspian Sea and yet its reputation among cineastes is extremely high. Unlike the propaganda films of Eisenstein and Dovzhendo, this is a simple love story and a tale of friendship that owes more to Hollywood than to early Russian cinema.

Two sailors are washed up on an island where they both fall for the same girl, thus testing their friendship. It's a very simple-minded picture, luminously photographed by Mikhail Kirillov, charming enough in itself but hardly worth the critical plaudits that have been heaped on it.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 April 1936 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

By the Bluest of Seas See more »

Filming Locations:

Azerbaijan See more »

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