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Nine Days of One Year (1962)

Devyat dney odnogo goda (original title)
Nuclear physicists are risking their lives for scientific achievements.


Mikhail Romm
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Batalov ... Dmitri Gusev (as A. Batalov)
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Ilya Kulikov (as I. Smoktunovsky)
Tatyana Lavrova ... Lyolya (as T. Lavrova)
Nikolai Plotnikov ... Professor Sintsov (as N. Plotnikov)
Sergei Blinnikov ... Pavel Butov, director of the Institute (as S. Blinnikov)
Evgeniy Evstigneev ... Nikolai Ivanovich (as E. Evstigneev)
Mikhail Kozakov ... Valery, physicist (as M. Kozakov)
Valentin Nikulin ... (as V. Nikulin)
Pavel Shpringfeld ... Guest physicist (as P. Shpringfeld)
Aleksandr Pelevin ... Guest physicist (as A. Pelevin)
Evgeniy Teterin ... Surgeon (as Ye. Teterin)
Nikolay Sergeev ... Gusev's Father (as N. Sergeyev)
Ada Vojtsik ... Maria Tikhonovna wife Sintsova (as A. Vojtsik)
Valentina Belyaeva ... Tatiana Abramovna physician medical unit of the Institute (as V. Belyayeva)
Lyusena Ovchinnikova ... Nura, the younger sister of Gusev (as L. Ovchinnikova)


Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. Luck has it that he makes an important discovery. Unfortunately he exposes himself to radioactivity during the experiments. As a result he falls seriously ill. However Dmitry has a strong spirit. His will to live, the deep passion for his work and his strong love for mankind makes it possible for him to recover. Written by Hans VanDerKraan

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21 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

...who I love it. for performances, off course, Batalov and Smoktunovsky are, always, the good choice. for the director, in same measure. for image and splendid cinematography. but, first, for human virtues in the right light. it is a film about science and love and happiness and dedication. simple, dramatic, seductive, bitter. portrait of profound solitude. and need to escape from yourself. a poem. support for reflection. about limits. about hope. about the force to escape from the circle of appearances. and the courage to assume yours limits, ideals, fights.

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5 March 1962 (Soviet Union) See more »

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