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Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe (1988)

Epic film about life of three generations in central Russia on the Volga river.

Director:

Grigori Nikulin

Writers:

Mikhail Alekseyev (novels), Mikhail Alekseyev (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolai Voloshin ... Mikhail Kharlamov
Andrey Dudarenko Andrey Dudarenko ... Poytr Kharlamov
Sergey Nikonenko ... Nikolai Kharlamov
Nina Ruslanova ... Frosia-Vishenka
Natalya Sayko ... Ulka
Aleksey Buldakov ... Orlanin
Kirill Lavrov ... Communist Shabatin
Petr Shelokhonov ... Blacksmith Akimushka (as Peter Shelokhonov)
Yuri Votyakov ... Ivan Poletaev
Aleksey Zaytsev Aleksey Zaytsev ... Karpushka
Nikolay Mikheev Nikolay Mikheev ... Ilya Spiridonovich Ryzhov
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Peasant
Mikhail Alekseyev Mikhail Alekseyev
Leonid Mitnik Leonid Mitnik ... Pavel Kharlamov
Vladlen Biryukov ... Voronin
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Storyline

Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe (aka... Bread is the proper noun) is a ten-hour epic about life of three generations in central Russia, based on the eponymous book by Mikhail Alekseev. Set around the Volga river. The story begins around 1900, when Russian peasants are let free and allowed to own their farmlands. But soon they suffer from losses during the 1917 Russian Revolution and the following Civil War. Then, the major national catastrophe is started by Stalin: his communist government kills millions of farmers and steals all their food supplies, causing the longest and deadliest famine all over central Russia during the 1920's and 1930's. The following popular uprising is brutally suppressed by Stalin in the "Great Terror" of 1930s. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Plot Keywords:

russia | volga | russian | 1930s | epic | See All (34) »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

6 October 1988 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Хлеб - имя существительное See more »

Filming Locations:

Leningrad Oblast, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Priests and members of congregation of the Saratov Cathedral were extras in many scenes (wedding, funerals, public gatherings etc.). See more »

Connections

Version of Zhuravushka (1969) See more »

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