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The Stone Flower (1946)

Kamennyy tsvetok (original title)
Obsessed with perfecting his craft, young gemcutter Danilo visits the mystical Copper Mountain to uncover the secret behind its infamous attraction - the Stone Flower, a stone carving so captivating that no one can leave after seeing it.

Director:

Aleksandr Ptushko (as A. Ptushko)

Writers:

Pavel Bazhov (as P. Bazhov), Ivan Keller (as I. Keller)
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Cast overview:
Vladimir Druzhnikov ... Danilo - master (as V. Druzhnikov)
Yekaterina Derevshchikova Yekaterina Derevshchikova ... Katya (as Y. Derevshchikova)
Tamara Makarova ... Khozyayka Medhoy Gori
Mikhail Troyanovskiy ... Prokopych (as M. Troyanovsky)
Aleksandr Kleberer Aleksandr Kleberer ... Dedushka slyshko
Mikhail Yanshin ... Severyan (as M. Yanshin)
Nikolay Temyakov ... Barin (as N. Temyakov)
Anna Petukhova Anna Petukhova ... Barina (as A. Petukhova)
Nikolai Orlov Nikolai Orlov ... Stary master (as N. Orlov)
Lidiya Deikun Lidiya Deikun ... Vikhorika (as L. Deikun)
Serafim Zaytsev ... Yefimka (as S. Zaytsev)
V. Kravchenko V. Kravchenko ... Danilo - malchyk
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Aging master gemcutter Prokopych is forced to take up a young apprentice against his will. He chooses young daredevil Danilo, who seems to have only one practical talent - the one for gemcutting. In time he becomes obsessed with his job and eventually outdoes even Prokopych. Prokopych's landlord orders the two to make him a stone casket so beautiful it will even impress a French marquess he made a bet with. Danilo gladly takes this challenge upon himself but Prokopych warns him that he mustn't let his craft consume him. Unfortunately, Danilo won't listen and after failing to make a stone casket so perfect that it seems like the stone had come to life, he abandons both his worried master and his lovely and loving fiancee Katya to travel to the legendary Copper Mountain where the most beautiful stone cup ever created is located. In fact, the cup is said to be so enchanting that no one wants to (or can) leave the mountain ever again after seeing it just once. Danilo plans to uncover its ...

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The Stone Flower, a Russian fable
8 May 1999 | by ceschermSee all my reviews

Seen shortly after it was released. A beautiful, and apparently rare film, since I have never seen a video of it available. Easily equal to the work of Serge Eisenstein, produced during the Stalinist days of the USSR, but is a telling of a famous Russian fable. An excellent film, which should be on video.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

French | Russian | Hungarian

Release Date:

27 December 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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