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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 Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

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Konchalovsky's epic turns out to be an emotional powerhouse.
9 April 2012 | by toqtaqiya2See all my reviews

Siberiade is a magnificent epic. The story takes place mostly in the Siberian village Yelan, near which large deposits of oil lie. Two generations of villagers get caught up in turbulent times, when there was expansion in the Orthodox Civilization. The 1979 film is all about the characters. Well-known Soviet actors were cast in the leading roles, including Oscar winner Nikita Mikhalkov, Natalya Andrejchenko and Vitaly Solomin. Their losses are truly emotional yet they also go through periods of exaltation. The revolution brought hope but difficult struggles followed too. The cinematography by Levan Paatashvili captures the beauty of Siberia's wilderness in a simple but well done manner. Black & white footage of heroic periods in Russia's 20th century history bridge the eras in the characters' lives. Director Andrei Konchalovsky wasn't afraid to show a few uneasy scenes, and there's even a bit of female nudity. Yet his direction is effective and he succeeded in telling an absorbing epic of an interesting time in Russia's history. The film is known for Eduard Artemyev's memorable electronic score. The score was even released internationally, and I heard a piece of it in CNN's Cold War (1998) documentary. Siberiade won the Special Grand Jury Prize at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival, and I highly recommend seeing it.


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