Director: Leonid Kvinikhidze, screenplay: Vladimir Vladimirov, Pavel
Finn, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Vladislav Uspensky, Leonid Garin, sound: Arnold Shargorodsky
Cast: Oleg Zhakov, Irina Miroshnichenko, Oleg Strizhenov, Gleb Strizhenov, Otar Koberidze, Vladimir Zamansky, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Alexander Demyanenko, Laimonas Noreika, Yelena Dobronravova, Vladimir Zeldin, Oleg Vidov, Mikhail Gluzsky
The story is focused on the establishing of friendly relations between the Soviet Republic and independent Afghanistan, on the struggle of Soviet diplomatic mission in Kabul against the Afghan reactionaries who opposed the Treaty between the two states, signed in 1921.
672 MOI DOBRY PAPA (MY KIND DAD)
1970, 70 min., color
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Viktor Golyavkin, Igor Usov, camera: Alexander Dibrivny, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Lev Valter
Pasha Strogova lives in a small town, works at a factory and plays small roles in amateur theatrical society. One day she is offered to play the role of Jeanne d’Arc in a film. Pasha is working on a difficult role and is going through an unhappy love affair.
674 NOCHNAYA SMENA (NIGHT SHIFT)
1970, 88 min., b/w
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Alexander Gelman, Tatyana
Kaletskaya, camera: Viktor Karasev, production designer: Andrei Vagin, misic: Yakov Vaisburd, sound: Mikhail Lazarev
Cast: Yuri Tolubeyev, Alla Chernova, Gennady Korolkov, Valentina Vladimirova, Yelena Legurova, Yuri Vizbor, German Yushko, Viktor Pavlov, Fyodor Odinokov, Georgy Shtil, Vladimir Losev
The main characters of the film are construction workers. Every hour of the night shift brings new pressing problems requiring immediate solution. Emergency situation sparks a conflict between two people: young dispatcher Gribov and old foreman Ponomaryov — they both realize that they will have to pay for compromises with their conscience.
One day the photo of a brave soldier Zbruyev appeared on the cover of a military magazine and he started getting letters from girls from all over the country... There are seven girls eager to marry him. He has to choose the one and only...
678 SCHASTYE ANNY (ANNA'S JOY)
1970, 83 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Yuri Rogov, screenplay: Vladimir Soikin, Yuri Rogov, camera: Ernst Yakovlev, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Valery Gavrilin, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Valentina Telichkina, Nikolai Gritsenko, Leonid Dyachkov, Georgy Shtil, Leonid Bykov, Mikhail Gluzsky, Lubov Sokolova, Nikolai Kuzmin
The Civil War ended and Anna Dronova, a young woman who participated in the war, returns to her native village. Being elected the chairman of the collective farm she fights for the new life in her village.
Kazansky, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Igor Vigdiorchik
Cast: Yuri Kayurov, Pavel Kashlakov, Ariadna Shengelaya, Tatyana Ivanova, Vadim Yakovlev, Vladimir Samoilov, Anatoly Romashin, Nina Veselovskaya, Alexei Kozhevnikov
Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Vsevolod Kochetov. The Civil war. The most dramatic episode for Petrograd was the attack of Yudenich troops in 1919. Citizens demonstrated heroism, courage and defended their city from the White Army.
680 UDIVITELNY ZAKLAD (SURPRISING PLEDGE)
1970, 75 min., b/w
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Nikodim Gippius, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, production designer: Viktor Gasilov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Lev Valter
Based on the novel by Yelena Boronina. The story is set in a small provincial town at the beginning of the century. Syomka makes up his mind to run away to America. His friend Alyosha is eager to help him. In order to get money boys decided to pawn their fluffy white cat...
Director: Conrad Wolf, screenplay: Angel Wagenstein, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, Werner Bergman, production designers: Alfred Hirschmayer, Valeri Yurkevich, misic: Kara Karayev, sound: Eduard Vanunz, Harry Belenky, Yefim Yudin
Cast: Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Duren, Tatyana Lolova, Rolf Hoppe, Mecheslav Voit, Mikhail Kozakov, Lyudmila Chursina, Veriko Andzhaparidze, Carmella, Ariadna Shengelaya, Gustav Kholoubeck, Ernst Busch
Based on the novel of the same title by Lion Feuchtwanger.
The picture features the life story of the genius Spanish master of painting and drawing possessed of a complicated and controversial personality full of contrasts, who lived at the end of 18th — beginning of the19th century.
Becoming the court painter of Karl IV at the age of forty, Francisco Goya suddenly realizes that he has reached a questionable level, and... makes an altogether new start.
The film was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury, the Gold Prize and the Diploma for the Best Actress’ Work at the International Film Festival in Moscow (1971).
684 DAURIYA (DAURIA)
1971, 2 parts, Part 1 — 91 min., Part 2 — 81 min., color, wide screen
Director: Victor Tregubovich, screenplay: Yuri Klepikov, Victor Tregubovich, camera: Yevgeni Mezentsev, production designer: Grachiya Mekhinyan, misic: Georgi Portnov, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Arkadi Trusov, Pyotr Shelokhonov, Vera Kuznetsova, Vitaly Solomin, Vasili Shukshin, Yefim Kopelyan, Mikhail Kokshenov, Yuri Solomin, Viktor Pavlov, Boris Arakelov, Svetlana Golovina, Yuri Nazarov, Lyubov Malinovskaya
Based on the novel of the same title by Konstantin Sedykh.
The picture chronicles the life of a settlement beyond the Baikal Lake on the eve of World War I and during the Revolution years. Finding himself in difficult situations, the young madcap of a Cossack Roman Ulybin begins to give thought to social injustice. The year of 1918 sees him as a dedicated revolutionary and a Red Army commander...
685 DOROGA NA RYUBETSAL (THE PATH TO RUBEZAL)
1971, 86 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Adolph Bergunker, screenplay: Joseph Olshanski, Nina Rudneva, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Viktor Volin, misic: Vladislav Kladnitski, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Based on the novel of the same title by Irina Guro.
The German anti-fascist Max, who emigrated to the USSR in 1939, during the war fought in a partisan detachment. He died trying to gain the enemy rear on an important assignment. Many years after the war his partisan co-fighter Lyudmila made their old dream come true and climbed Mount Rubezal.
686 DRAMA IZ STARINNOI ZHIZNI (AN OLD LIFE DRAMA)
1971, 86 min., color
Director: Ilya Averbach, screenplay: Ilya Averbach, Vladimir Belyayev, camera: Dmitri Meskhiyev, production designers: Yevgeni Yeney, Marina Azizyan, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Mikhail Lazarev
Cast: Yelena Solovei, Anatoli Yegorov, Yevgeni Perov, Sophya Pavlova, Alexander Khlopotov, Lyudmila Arinina, Rasmi Dzhabrailov, Yuri Antipov, Alexander Demyanenko, Victor Ilyichev, Panteleimon Krymov, Roman Filippov
Based on “The Toupee Artist”, a short story by Nikolai Leskov.
An actress, an earl's bondswoman, fell in love with the “toupee painter” Arkadi, failing to observe her master's regulations... The story could only have a tragic ending for both of them: Arkadi was sent off to be a soldier, while his beloved was banished to the cattle farm.
687 KRASNI DIPLOMAT (THE RED DIPLOMAT)
1971, 2 parts, 125 min., b/w
Director: Semyon Aranovich, screenplay: Boris Dobrodeyev, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designers: Isaac Kaplan, Bella Manevich, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Willi Burhardt, Georgi Kavtaradze, Oleg Khabalkov, Iya Savvina
The picture is focused on the dramatic episodes of the “Red diplomat” Leonid Krasin’s life.
Cast: Iya Savvina, Sergei Shakurov, Alexander Plotnikov, Vera Kuznetsova, Stanislav Churkin, Lyubov Sokolova, Yelizaveta Nikishchikhina, Galya Kurdyumova, Yekaterina Vasilyeva
Having extensively travelled the country, Alexei Krasheninnikov lingered in the city: his employer promised to provide him with an apartment. But he received a letter saying that his old parents had fallen ill. Alexei went to his native village, and after his father's funeral made up his mind not to return to the city...
689 MESHCHANE (THE PHILISTINES)
Director: Georgi Tovstonogov, camera: Lev Kolganov, production designers: Semyon Mandel, Viktor Slonevski, misic: Semyon Rozenzweig, sound:Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Yevgeni Lebedev, Mariya Prizvan-Sokolova, Emma Popova, Vladimir Retsepter, Kirill Lavrov, Pavel Pankov, Lyudmila Makarova, Nikolai Trofimov
A TV version of the Academic Gorki Bolshoi Drama Theater production based on a play of the same title by Maxim Gorki.
690 NAYDI MENYA, LIONYA! (FIND ME, LIONYA!)
1971, 88 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Lebedev, screenplay: Boris Vakhtin, camera: Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vladimir Maklakov, sound: Anna Volokhova
Cast: Larisa Baranova, Andrei Trofimov, Nina Veselovskaya, Yevgeniya Vetlova, Alexander Puzyryev, Alexander Demyanenko, Alexander Afanasyev, Andrei Gretsov
The screen version of “Dinka”, a story by Vera Oseyeva.
The picture is a story of the “eternal” friendship of the young daughter of a family belonging to the intelligentsia and a working lad. Joining the revolutionary circles, they came to participate in the Civil War.
691 NOCH NA CHETYRNADTSATOY PARALLELI (A NIGHT ON LATITUDE 14)
1971, 84 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Shredel, screenplay: Vladimir Shredel, Julian Semyonov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Vasili Zachinyayev, misic: Murad Kazhlayev, sound: Semyon Shumyacher, Galina Golubeva
Based on “He Killed Me Near Launt-Prabang”, a story by Julian Semyonov.
The picture is set in one of the countries of Indo-China. The people are engaged in a centuries-old struggle against the US aggression. The Soviet reporter Dmitri Stepanov returns from the battlefield, in a hurry to give the report to his paper. His car is being pursued by an American helicopter... The pilot is Ed Stuart, who used to be Stepanov's friend...
692 PRISTAN NA TOM BEREGU (THE PIER ACROSS THE RIVER)
1971, 64 min., b/w
Director: Solomon Shuster, screenplay: Yuri Nagibin, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Georgi Kropachyev, misic: Boris Tischenko, sound: Irina Volkova
693 PROSHCHANIYE S PETERBURGOM (A FAREWELL TO PETERSBURG)
1971, 98 min., color, wide screen
Director: Jan Fried, screenplay: Anatoli Grebnev, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, production designer: Mikhail Krotkin, misic: Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Girt Yakovlev, Tatyana Bedova, Tatyana Piletskaya, Vasili Merkuryev, Pavel Kadochnikov, Igor Dmitriyev, Sergei Karnovich-Valois
The picture features a few episodes of life of “ The Waltz King” — the great Austrian composer Johann Strauss: his arrival in Petersburg, his dramatic love for Olga which inspired the composer to create beautiful music, and their parting.
694 RAZRESHITE VZLYET (I REQUEST CLEARANCE TO TAKE OFF)
1971, 96 min., b/w, wide screen
Directors: Anatoli Vekhotko, Natalya Troschenko, screenplay: Vladimir Kunin, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Anatoli Papanov, Semyon Morozov, Artyom Inozemtsev, Valentin Gaft, Larisa Malevannaya, Maya Bulgakova, Viktor Perevalov
Having received his brand-new pilot's certificate, Solomentsev starts his flying career at an airfield lost in the steppe. Now the old flier Sakhno must give up the vocation he loves. But before moving on to become an air controller, he will help the crew of a passenger plane on an emergency landing.
695 RASSKAZHI MNE O SEBE (TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF)
1971, 93 min., color, wide screen
Director: Sergei Mikaelyan, screenplay: Budimir Metalnikov, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Isaac Schwarz, sound: Galina Gorbonosova, song composed and rendered by: Bulat Okudzhava
Cast: Tamara Syomina, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Vitaly Solomin, Victor Pavlov, Yelizaveta Nikishchikhina, Georgi Shtil
The nurse Kseniya lost her beloved in the war; an unhappy marriage and long solitary years followed.
Yet, when Kseniya's son is a grown-up and her youth is well past, she encounters love...
696 TYEN (THE SHADOW)
1971, 92 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Yuli Dunski, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designers: Vladimir Dorrer, Vladimir Kostin, misic: Andrei Eshpai, sound: Boris Khutoryanski
Cast: Oleg Dal, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Marina Neyelova, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Andrei Mironov, Sergei Filippov, Vladimir Etush, Zinovi Gerdt, Georgi Vitsin, Konstantin Adashevski, Alexei Polevoi
Based on the play of the same title by Yevgeni Schwarz.
The traditional fairy-tale struggle of the Good against the Evil is impersonated in the opposition of the kind and honest Scientist and his mean and paltry Shadow.
697 KHOD BELOY KOROLEVY (THE WHITE QUEEN'S MOVE)
1971, 95 min., color
Director: Viktor Sadovski, screenplay: Lev Kassil, Viktor Sadovski, camera: Boris Timkovski, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Anna Volokhova, Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Svetlana Golovina, Kirill Lavrov, Victoriya Fyedorova, Nikolai Ozerov, Kostya Kornakov, Yevgeni Yevstigneyev, Iosif Konopatski, Leonid Kuravlyev, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Alexei Smirnov, Vera Kuznetsova, Anatoli Papanov
Based on the story by of the same title by Lev Kassil.
A coach makes up his mind to leave sports, but his trainee, the future “white queen” who won the ski championship in the High Tatry, brings him back to the career he loves.
698 KHOLODNO — GORYACHO (COLD — HOT)
1971, 65 min., b/w
Director: Nikolai Rozantsev, screenplay: Nataliya Ryazantseva, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, production designer: Andrei Vagin, misic: Nikolai Chervinski, sound: Irina Volkova
Director:Herbert Rappaport, screenplay: Mikhail Bleiman, Edith Gorrish, camera: Eduard Rozovski, Rudolf Schrade, production designers: Vsevolod Ulitko, R. Schmidt, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Grigori Elbert, E. Nietzsche
Cast: Yuri Kayurov, Vladimir Tatosov, Natalya Varlei, Nikolai Merzlikin, Bruno Oya, Yuri Medvedev, Rutger Joswig, Vladimir Antonik, Artyom Karapetyan, Svetlana Sukhovei, Valentina Talyzina
Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Yelizaveta Drapkina.
1918. A train loaded with grain is sent from Germany to Russia as an aid to the proletariat who gained victory in the November Revolution. The attendants, the war prisoner Kurt and the Russian girl Tanya, have a long and difficult way ahead of them...
700 SHELMENKO — DENSHCHIK (SHELMENKO, THE BATMAN)
1971, 95 min., color, wide screen
Written and directed by: Andrei Tutyshkin, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Vasili Solovyev-Sedoi, sound: Grigori Elbert
Cast: Mikhail Pugovkin, Vladimir Dalski, Zoya Fyodorova, Lyudmila Senchina, Yuri Medvedev, Olga Aroseva, Lyubov Koreneva, Igor Ozerov, Marina Lolbentseva
Loosely based on a comedy of the same title by Grigori Kvitka-Osnovyanenko.
The unit led by Captain Skvortsov is billeted in landowner Shpak's village. The young officer falls in love with Shpak's daughter Prisinka. But the bridegroom is poor, and the parents are against their union. The captain's batman Shelmenko volunteers to help the young people...
701 SHUTITE? (ARE YOU KIDDING?)
1971, 85 min., almanac, b/w, wide screen
1. INACHE MY PROPALI (OR WE ARE LOST)
Director: Igor Sheshukov, screenplay: Valeri Popov, camera: Valentin Sidorin, production designer: Yuri Kulikov, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Zhenya Utkin, Zhenya Sushkov, Slava Chernyayev, Lev Lemke, Victor Sergachyev, Mikhail Ivanov
The schoolboy Sergeyev rigged up a bell under his desk, connecting it to the school bell. This marked a new life for the 6 “B” pupils...
2. VANDERBUL BEZHIT ZA GORIZONT (VANDERBUL RUNS BEYOND THE HORIZON)
Directors: Nikolai Koshelev, Valentin Morozov, screenplay: Radi Pogodin, Nikolai Koshelev, Valentin Morozov, camera: Alik Gambaryan, production designer: Georgi Kropachyev, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Boris Andreyev
Two conservatory students came to a village to record chastooshki – the humorous folk songs. Their accommodation turned out to be a hut with a shattered roof. Rather than having it mended, the Chairman of the collective farm promised to have a stove made. The teenage Grisha set about this task...
702 BOBA I SLON (BOBA AND THE ELEPHANT)
1972, 63 min., color
Director: Avgust Baltrushaitis, screenplay: Victor Golyavkin, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Stanislav Pozhlakov, sound: Arnold Shargorodski
Cast: Denis Kucher, Arina Arakelova, Geli Sysoyev, Irina Kuberskaya, Georgi Shtil, Yuri Solovyev, Boris Arakelov
The story started at the Zoo where the five-year-old Boba was taken by his father on a Sunday. The boy spent much time in front of the elephant's open-air cage, and he thought he understood why the elephant was so sad... At night, the elephant left the Zoo and went to look for his small friend...
703 V CHERNYKH PESKAKH (IN THE BLACK SANDS)
1972, 82 min., color, wide screen
Director: Iskander Khamrayev, screenplay:Sergei Potepalov, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Vasili Zachinyayev, misic: Marat Kamilov, sound: Galina Lukina
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by M. Simashko.
In the 1920-s, the Basmatchi (counter-revolutionary bandit gangs) were committing outrages in Central Asia. Chasing the leader of the local gang Shamurad whose brother violated his sister, the shepherd Chary Esenov comes to a Red Army detachment...
Eventually, he progresses from a solitary fighter to a conscientious revolutionary and brings Shamurad to the detachment to stand lawful trial.
704 GONSHCHIKI (THE RACERS)
1972, 81 min., color, wide format
Director: Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Yuri Klemanov, Iosif Olshanski, Nina Rudneva, Igor Maslennikov, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Yevgeni Leonov, Oleg Yankovski, Yuri Ivin, Larisa Luzhina, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Leonhard Merzin, Nikolai Feranontov, Boris Arakelov
For many years, the metal worker Kukushkin and his navigator Sergachyev were a team, winning many car races. With the years, Kukushkin's eyesight started to fail, and Sergachyev decided to look for a new partner. This is their first race as rivals...
705 GROSSMEYSTER (THE GRAND MASTER)
1972, 93 min., color, wide screen
Director: Sergei Mikaelyan, screenplay: Leonid Zorin, camera: Yevgeni Mezentsev, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Betty Lievschitz
Cast: Vladimir Tatosov, Anna Tveleneva, Andrei Myagkov, Larisa Malevannaya, Lyudmila Kasatkina, Yefim Kopelyan, Viktor Korchnoi, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Nikolai Volkov Sr., Anatoli Solonitsin, Vladimir Tatosov, Mikhail Tal
Sergei Khlebnikov is a chess player. Sergei is not after the victory, the game is rather the clash of brains and personalities for him.. An emotional person who is not focusing on just the practical side of things, he seldom made it to the top in tournaments...
Yet, finally, through summoning all his resources and looking for new creative solutions, he achieved victory in the international title claimants' match...
706 DVENADTSAT MESYATSEV (TWELVE MONTHS)
1972, 2 parts, 135 min., color
Written and directed by: Anatoli Granik, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designer: Mikhail Shcheglov, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Larisa Zhvaniya, Nikolai Volkov Sr., Marina Maltseva, Tatyana Peltser, Lev Lemke, Konstantin Adashevski
Based Samuil Marshak’s play of the same title.
707 DELA DAVNO MINUVSHIKH DNEY (DONE IN THE TIME LONG PAST)
1972, 100 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Schredel, screenplay: Alexander Chervinski, Anatoli Bezuglov, Yuri Klarov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Yevgeni Gukov, misic: Isaac Schwarz, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Ivan Nasonov, Valeri Olshanski, Bruno Freindlich, Mikhail Lobanov, Pyotr Merkuryev, Yelizaveta Uvarova, Natalya Chetverikova, Mikhail Kokshenov, Mikhail Gluzski, Vladimir Etush
1926 witnessed the murder of the antiquarian Bogoyavlenski. Nowadays the bearer of a hundred-ruble note he owned can get a substantial sum for the deposit held in a Swiss bank...
After many years the murder case is solved.
708 ZDRAVSVUY I PROSHCHAY (HELLO AND FAREWELL)
1972, 95 min., color
Director: Vitaly Melnikov, screenplay:Viktor Merezhko, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Shura Yarmonok's married life has not turned out well: her husband Mitka left for the city to look for “his life's meaning”, abandoning her and their three children. But her meeting with the new local militiaman Georgi Burov, a kind and warm-hearted person, reshaped her life and her former idea of happiness...
709 IGROK (THE GAMBLER)
1972, 100 min., “Lenfilm” – “Barandov” (Czechoslovakia), color
Director: Alexei Batalov, screenplay: Mikhail Olshevski, camera: Dmitri Meskhiyev, production designers: Isaac Kaplan, Bogumil Kulich, misic: Oleg Karavaichuk, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Nikolai Burlyayev, Tatyana Ivanova, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Vasili Livanov, Alexander Kaidanovski, Itka Zelenogorska, Fyodor Nikitin, Georgi Teikh
Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel of the same title.
710 IZHORSKI BATALYON (THE IZHORA BATTALLION)
1972, 94 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Gennadi Kazanski, screenplay: Sergei Davydov, Oleg Shestinski, Gennadi Kazanski, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Viktor Zhukov, Irina Yurevich, Boris Chirkov, Vadim Yakovlev, Sergei Plotnikov, Vasili Korzun, Sergei Priselkov, Leonid Nevedomsky, Gleb Selyanin, Inna Kondratyeva
1941 is one of the most tragic years of the Great Patriotic War.
The workers of the Izhora Factory came to the defense of Leningrad...
The picture is focused on the stopping of the enemy in the city outskirts.
711 KARPUKHIN (KARPUKHIN)
1972, 92 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Vengerov, screenplay: Grigori Baklanov, camera: Vladimir Chumak, production designer: Victor Volin, misic: Isaac Schwarz, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Vasili Korzun, Sergei Danilin, Nikolai Yeremenko Sr., Alexander Borisov, Fyodor Nikitin, Boris Kokovkin, Lyubov Malinovskaya
Based on the novel of the same title by Grigori Baklanov.
One evening, the agronomist Mishakov was hit by a truck in the vicinity of a small town. The truck driver Karpukhin became an inintentional murderer. The investigation reveals that Karpukhin is not to blame; yet, yielding to the prejudiced prosecutor, investigator Nikonov is willing to view the facts differently...
712 KRASNIYE PCHYELY (THE RED BEES)
1972, 72 min., color
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Leonid Vlasov, Arkadi Mlodik, camera: Boris Timkovski, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitski, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Volodya Leletko, Dima Zharkovski, Natasha Shishkina, Mikhail Kononov, Yuri Medvedev, Ivan Krasko, Georgi Shtil, Andrei Krupenin, Arkadi Trusov
In 1922, the kids living in a small town established a new Pioneer unit, naming it “The Red Bees”.
713 KRUG (THE CIRCLE)
1972, 94 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Herbert Rappaport, screenplay: Edgar Dubrovsky, Herbert Rappaport, camera: Alexander Chirkov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Boris Khutoryanski
Cast: Alexander Zbruyev, Igor Gorbachyev, Pyotr Gorin, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yevgeniya Uralova, Nikolai Rybnikov, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Svetlana Nemolyayeva, Svetlana Korkoshko, Panteleimon Krymov, Roman Gromadski
The characters of the picture are shared with the one titled “Two Tickets for the Day-time Show”. This time, they are in charge of the investigation of an opium theft from the storage of a Leningrad chemical and pharmaceutical plant.
714 LENFILM (LENFILM)
1972, 11 min., b/w
Director: Viktor Sadovski, screenplay: Dmitri Ivaneyev, Victor Sadovski, camera: Nikolai Zhilin
Host — Boris Chirkov
The picture features the 50-year history of “Lenfilm” Studio since its foundation.
715 MECHENY ATOM (THE RADIOACTIVE TRACER)
1972, 99 min., b/w, wide screen
Director: Igor Gostev, screenplay: Fyodor Shakhmagonov, camera: Lev Kolganov, production designer: Valeri Yurkevich, misic: Raphail Khozak, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Georgi Zhzhyenov, Vladimir Samoilov, Georgi Taratorkin, Mikhail Pogorzhelski, Yuri Tolubeyev, Semyon Morozov, Lyubov Sokolova, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Vladimir Pokrovski, Pavel Kormunin
A western Intelligence Service sends Agent Salge to the USSR to identify the country's defense capacity. Salge's activities are supported by persons trying to escape from the Soviet justice. The officers with the Special Service controlling the agent are supplying him with fake data...
716 MONOLOG (THE MONOLOGUE)
1972, 100 min., color
Director: Ilya Averbakh, screenplay: Yevgeni Gabrilovich, camera: Dmitri Meskhiyev, production designer: Marina Azizyan, misic: Oleg Karavaichuk, sound: Eduard Vanunz
Cast: Mikhail Gluzski, Marina Neyelova, Margarita Terekhova, Stanislav Lyubshin, Yevgeniya Khanayeva, Leonid Nevedomski, Leonid Gallis, Valeri Matveyev, Ernst Romanov
A prominent scientist, Academician Sretenski is leading a steady, measured life; he is reconciled to his joys and sorrows, selflessly loving his granddaughter whom his daughter long ago abandoned for him to bring up... Unexpectedly, the “prodigal” daughter returns with yet another husband; his granddaughter Nina is going through her first personal drama, while his young colleague is trying to convince him to revert to his long-forgotten research...
717 MOYA ZHIZN (MY LIFE)
1972, 3 parts, 200 min., b/w
Directors: Grigori Nikulin, Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Viktor Sokolov, camera: Dmitri Dolinin, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Sergei Slonimski, sound: Betty Lievschitz
Cast: Stanislav Lyubshin, Margarita Terekhova, Alisa Freindlich, Yuri Solomin, Nonna Terentyeva, Nikolai Sergeyev
Based on the novel of the same title by Anton Chekhov.
The main character is a nobleman, the son of a mediocre architect; faking activity based of nothing is alien to him... Those around him are puzzled by his wish and yearning to engage in “rough” physical labor, to say the least of it... Yet, if a person truly aspires to something...