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Bezhin lug (1937)

A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viktor Kartashov ... Stepok (as Vitya Kartashov)
Nikolay Khmelyov ... Peasant
Pyotr Arzhanov Pyotr Arzhanov ... Political Commissioner (as Pavel Ardzhanov)
Yekaterina Teleshova Yekaterina Teleshova ... President of Kolkhoz
Nikolai Maslov Nikolai Maslov ... Arsonist
Yakov Zajtsev Yakov Zajtsev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanislav Rostotskiy ... Boy
Boris Zakhava Boris Zakhava ... Stepok's Father
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Storyline

A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1937 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezhin Meadow See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(reconstructed) | (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sergei M. Eisenstein was initially unimpressed by the screen test for Viktor Kartashov, but after seeing his interactions with other cast members, decided the child was right for the part. See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1994) See more »

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May have been Eisenstein's best film
27 April 2001 | by zetesSee all my reviews

You can find the reconstruction of this film on the Criterion released Alexander Nevsky DVD. The photography is absolutely amazing, and, although the story is a bit confusing in the reconstruction, the mood is preserved fiercely by the photography and the added music (by Prokofiev, Eisenstein's later collaborator). Around 25 minutes long, even this reconstruction proves to be a masterpiece. Too bad we don't have a whole.


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