Nakanune (1959)

The story is set in the 1800s.Elena and Inzarov,a revolutionary Bulgarian ,fall in love.After secretly marrying they decide to join the liberation, but on the eve of departure Dmitry dies. Elena takes Inzarov's body to the Balkans .


Vladimir Petrov


Vladimir Petrov (as V. Petrov), Ivan Turgenev (novel) (as I. S. Turgenev) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Lubomir Kabakchiyev Lubomir Kabakchiyev ... Insarov (as L. Kabakchiyev)
Irina Milopolskaya Irina Milopolskaya ... Yelena Stakhova (as I. Milopolskaya)
Boris Livanov ... Nikolaj Stakhov (as B. Livanov)
Olga Androvskaya Olga Androvskaya ... Anna Stakhova (as O. Androvskaya)
Vsevolod Safonov ... Bersenyev (as V. Safonov)
Oleg Tabakov ... Shubin (as O. Tabakov)
Mikhail Yanshin ... Uvar Ivanovich (as M. Yanshin)
Eve Kivi ... Zoya (as E. Kivi)
Stefan Pejchev ... Rendich (as S. Pejchev)


19th century. Russia. Elena belongs to a rich family. She spends her life at promenades, poetry reading and balls. A friend of a family brings along his fellow-student Insarov. The latter is a Bulgarian, who longs for his country's liberation from the Ottoman yoke. Insarov and Elena fall in love with each other. He is taken ill. Elena tends him in the hospital and at his home. She wants to marry him but her parents refuse to allow her to do so. Insarov has to go to Bulgaria when the preparations for an uprising are in progress. Elena decides to join him. The get married against the will of her parents and leave. On the way Insarov dies. Elena wants to have him buried in his homeland and to take over his revolutionary activities. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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Drama | History




Soviet Union | Bulgaria


Bulgarian | Russian

Release Date:

21 December 1959 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Eve See more »

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Boyana Film, Mosfilm See more »
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