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The Last Bolshevik (1993)

Le tombeau d'Alexandre (original title)
This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

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Chris Marker

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Chris Marker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Léonor Graser Léonor Graser ... Dinosaur girl
Nikolai Izvolov Nikolai Izvolov ... Guest
Kira Paramonova Kira Paramonova ... Guest
Viktor Dyomin Viktor Dyomin ... Guest (as Viktor Diomen)
Yuli Raizman Yuli Raizman ... Guest
Marina Kalasieva Marina Kalasieva ... Guest
Aleksandr Medvedkin Aleksandr Medvedkin ... Self (archive footage)
Lev Rochal Lev Rochal ... Guest
Vladimir Dmitriev Vladimir Dmitriev ... Guest (as Vladimir Dimitriev)
Antonina Pirojkova Antonina Pirojkova ... Guest
Albert Schulte Albert Schulte ... Interviewee
Rhona Campbell Rhona Campbell ... Guest
Marina Goldovskaya Marina Goldovskaya ... Guest
Yakov Tolchan Yakov Tolchan ... Guest
Sofia Prituliak Sofia Prituliak ... Guest
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern Russian film students express their excitement at seeing his film HAPPINESS for the first time, and his contemporaries shed light on his life and work. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Edited from Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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In Memoriam
Music by Alfred Schnittke
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There's more to Soviet film than Eisenstein and Vertov
18 February 2000 | by m.wahlSee all my reviews

Engrossing history of the Soviet film director Medvedkin and the difficulties of Soviet cinema in the 20s through 40s. Includes clips of numerous films which have not been seen since they were made.

A version is narrated in English with subtitles for Russian and German.


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21 October 1994 (Sweden) See more »

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Odessa, Ukraine

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