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Siberiade (1979)

Sibiriada (original title)
The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrey Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiy)

Writers:

Valentin Ezhov, Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrey Mikhalov-Konchalovskiy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikita Mikhalkov ... Aleksei Ustyuzhanin
Vitali Solomin ... Nikolai Ustyuzhanin
Sergey Shakurov ... Spiridon Solomin
Natalya Andreychenko ... Nastya Solomina
Lyudmila Gurchenko ... Taya Solomina v 60-e godi
Vladimir Samoylov ... Afanasi Ustyuzhanin
Yevgeni Perov ... Yerofei Solomin
Mikhail Kononov ... Rodion Klimentov
Konstantin Grígoryev Konstantin Grígoryev ... Geolog Guryev (as Konstantin Grigorev)
Nikolai Skorobogatov ... Yermolai
Pavel Kadochnikov ... vechniy Ded
Elena Koreneva ... Taya Solominav 40-e godi
Dmitriy Buzylyov-Kretso Dmitriy Buzylyov-Kretso ... Mitya (as Dmitriy Buzylyov)
Evgeniy Leonov-Gladyshev ... Aleksey Ustyuzhanin v 40-e godi (as Yevgeni Leonov)
Ivan Dmitriev ... Blinov
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the 'black treasure' of Siberia. Written by Konstantin Dlutskii <ked@falcon.cc.ukans.edu>

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The history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. [Korean DVD.]

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

16 May 1980 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Siberiade See more »

Filming Locations:

Siberia, Russia

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Goofs

The boom mic is visible for less than a second in the top left corner at roughly 1:29:11, when Alexei is talking to the elder grandfather, and the grandfather stands up and begins chanting at him. See more »

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Edited from Four Seasons (1975) See more »

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An Epic!
14 February 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil.

There are many great epics out there. For Americans, many might say "Gone With the Wind" is the definitive epic. I have never cared for it personally, but I understand the appeal. This film may be the best epic to come out of Russia, as it covers so much time and really gets to the heart of humanity.

The film is not only strong as a whole, but in its sections. Even if it were treated as vignettes or short films, there are plenty of powerful images. Early on, viewers will be struck by the boy fighting with a dog for his pants. We might be horrified by this, but what is it saying?


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