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A Slave of Love (1976)

Raba lyubvi (original title)
Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the ... See full summary »

Director:

Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers:

Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay) (as F. Gorenshteyn), Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay) (as A. Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiy)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elena Solovey ... Olga Nikolayevna Voznesenskaya
Rodion Nahapetov ... Viktor Pototskiy (as Rodion Nakhapetov)
Aleksandr Kalyagin ... Aleksandr Kalyagin
Oleg Basilashvili ... Savva Yuzhakov
Konstantin Grígoryev ... Nikolay Fedotov (as Konstantin Grigorev)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Adabashyan ... Rezhisyor nemogo kino (as A. Abadashyan)
O. Alekseyeva O. Alekseyeva
Yuriy Bogatyryov ... Vladimir Maksakov (as Yu. Bogatyryov)
N. Bukharova N. Bukharova
Mikhail Chigaryov ... Vyalin (as M. Chigaryov)
Sergey Frolov ... Muzh aktrisy (as S. Frolov)
Boris Galkin ... (as B. Galkin)
A. Geller A. Geller
A. Khomutova A. Khomutova
Igor Klass ... (as I. Klass)
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Storyline

Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she spends time every day with Victor Pototsky, the film's cameraman. Gradually, it comes to light that Victor uses his job as a cover for filming White atrocities and Red heroism: he's a Bolshevik. He asks her for help, and she discovers meaning in her otherwise flighty and self-centered life. Love blooms. Will the Red forces arrive in time to save them from a suspicious White military leader? Will she find courage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Jack Nicholson and Monte Hellman praised "Slave Of Love" highly and actively tried to get more people to see it. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Nechayannye radosti (1972) See more »

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A Little Oddity About Silent Films In Revolutionary Russia
9 March 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

A fascinating film not only about the making of a silent film in Revolutionary Russia, but by extension, about the inability of humans to see beyond their primary interests, to ignore the wave of history until it all but sweeps over and engulfs them.

To a viewer accustomed to linear storytelling and sophisticated technique, this helter-skelter development of a love story between a somewhat scatterbrained actress and her quietly subversive cameraman may seem disjointed until the revolutionary movement intrudes and the violence of history intrudes into their country dream. Slave to Love is an odd little film, an immersion into the myths of another country, and while I wouldn't watch it twice, it's sincerity of purpose is evident.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

27 September 1976 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Bondage of Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage) (one scene)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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