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Le tombeau d'Alexandre (1993)

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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Léonor Graser ...
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Nikolai Izvolov ...
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Kira Paramonova ...
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Viktor Dyomin ...
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Yuli Raizman ...
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Marina Kalasieva ...
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Aleksandr Medvedkin ...
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Lev Rochal ...
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Vladimir Dmitriev ...
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Antonina Pirojkova ...
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Albert Schulte ...
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Marina Goldovskaya ...
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Yakov Tolchan ...
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Sofia Prituliak ...
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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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21 October 1994 (Sweden)  »

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Elegia a Alexandre  »

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Music by Alfred Shnitke
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There's more to Soviet film than Eisenstein and Vertov
18 February 2000 | by See 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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