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Zhivye i myortvye (1964)

Journalist Ivan Sintsov news of the treacherous attack by Nazi Germany during the catches of southern vacation. As a war correspondent, he becomes a witness to the difficult events of the first months of the war - many departures in 1941.

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Aleksandr Stolper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirill Lavrov ... Ivan Sinzov
Anatoliy Papanov ... General Serpilin (as A. Papanov)
Aleksey Glazyrin Aleksey Glazyrin ... Malinin (as A. Glazyrin)
Oleg Efremov ... Ivanov (as O. Efremov)
Lyudmila Krylova ... Tanja Ovsyannikova (as Lyu. Krylova)
Lev Lyubetskiy ... Comissar Schmakow (as L. Lyubetskiy)
Vasili Makarov ... (as V. Makarov)
Roman Khomyatov ... Lyusin (as R. Khomatov)
Zinovi Vysokovsky ... (as Z. Vysokovsky)
Evgeniy Samoylov ... (as E. Samoylov)
Oleg Tabakov ... Krutikov (as O.Tabakov)
Boris Chirkov ... Biryukov (as B. Chirkov)
Igor Pushkaryov Igor Pushkaryov ... (as I. Pushkaryov)
Viktor Avdyushko ... (as V. Avdyushko)
Vladimir Muravyov ... (as V. Muravyov)
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Journalist Ivan Sintsov news of the treacherous attack by Nazi Germany during the catches of southern vacation. As a war correspondent, he becomes a witness to the difficult events of the first months of the war - many departures in 1941.

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Drama | War

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

24 February 1964 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alive and the Dead See more »

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Mosfilm See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The canonical combat film during the Thaw era in the USSR, and released toward it's end, The Living and The Dead topped the box office in both parts for 1964, with over 40 million people. See more »

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Followed by Vozmezdie (1969) See more »

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Gotta give credit to Stolper
12 June 2003 | by lorus77See all my reviews

Stolper did not take from the book to the screen a lot of Stalin-praising garbage and concentrated on the battle scenes and interactions between soldiers. Let's not forget that this was the movie that brought Papanov to national fame.

One thing that is disappointing is high degree politicizing, which was unavoidable in a 1963 Soviet movie. The second half of the book and the movie deals with how Sinzov lost his party id card and is fighting to get back the credibility and rank. Other then that the movie works.


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