Director: Askhab Abakarov, screenplay: Shapi Kaziyev, Askhab Abakarov, camera:Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Anna Dumler
Based on Somerset Maugham ‘s short story of the same title.
A young artist invited a girl for breakfast. She ate delicatessen with good appetite.
863 INZHENER GRAFTIO (ENGINEER GRAFTIO)
1979, 81 min., color, wide screen
Director: Gennadi Kazansky, screenplay: Alexander Galin, camera: Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Anatoly Papanov, Gennadi Yegorov, Sergei Ivanov, Antonina Shuranova, Vladimir Kozel, Vladimir Markov, Yuri Kamorny, Vitaly Baganov, Igor Yefimov, Viktor Chekhmariov, Valery Olshansky
Heinrich Osipovich Graftio can be rightly considered the founder of Russian research in the field of hydraulic power. Yet, in the environment of the tsarist Russia none of his bold projects were implemented. The implementation of his daring, fantastic ideas, the first of them being Volkhovstroy, didn’t start till after 1918.
864 KLUB SAMOUBIYTS, ILI PRIKLYUCHENIYA TITULOVANNOY OSOBY (SUICIDE CLUB, OR A TITLED PERSON’S ADVENTURES)
1979 — 1980, 3 parts, 206 min., color
Director: Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Edgar Dubrovsky, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Oleg Dal, Donatas Banionis, Igor Dmitriyev, Lubov Polishchuk, Vitaly Ilyin, Igor Yankovsky, Yelena Solovey, Vladimir Shevelkov, Yelena Tsyplakova, Askhab Abakarov, Boris Novikov, Ivan Mokeyev, Yevgeny Kindinov, Mikhail Pugovkin, Vladimir Basov
Loosely based on short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. Exhausted with boredom, Prince Florizel is looking to be thrilled, and it so happens that, accompanied by his friend Colonel Gerald, he finds himself in the Suicide Club... Eventually they get to be in the center of adventure...
865 LETUCHAYA MYSH (THE BAT)
1979, 2 parts, 141 min., color
Written and directed by: Jan Frid, loosely based on libretto by Nikolai Erdman, Mikhail Volpin, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designer: Semyon Malkin, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
Cast: Yuri Solomin, Lyudmila Maksakova, Larisa Udovichenko, Vitaly Solomin, Oleg Vidov, Igor Dmitriyev, Yuri Vasilyev, Yevgeny Vesnik, Olga Volkova, Ivan Lyubeznov, Sergei Filippov, Glikeria Bogdanova-Chesnokova, Vladimir Lyakhovetsky
Based on the operetta of the same title by Johann Strauss.
866 LICHNOYE SVIDANIYE (THE MEETING IN PERSON)
1979, 26 min., color
Director: Alexei Lebedev, screenplay: Albina Shulgina, camera: Ivan Banayev, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Evgeny Irshai, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Nathalia Akimova, Sergei Koshunin
A bride visits her bridegroom who had been put to jail for fighting at their wedding party. Their first night took place in prison…
867 NA SLYOZY LAURY (TO LAURA’S TEARS)
1979, 31 min., color
Director: Valeri Apanansky, screenplay: Valery Priyomykhov, camera: V. Ivanov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Georgy Portnov, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Loosely based on “The Duck Hunting”, a play by Alexander Vampilov.
The main character, Zilov, seems to lead a normal, well-to-do life at both his place of work and home. Yet, Zilov’s indifference, callousness and immorality result in utter devastation and hopelessness..
871 PANI MARIA (MADAM MARIA)
1979, 87 min., color, wide screen
Director: Natalya Troschenko, screenplay: Samson Polyakov, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Yelena Fomina, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Svetlana Kryuchkova, Georgy Burkov, Sergei Ivanov, Igor Osokin, Jemma Firsova, Vladimir Basov, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Yuri Solovyov, Yelena Fetisenko, Nikolai Timofeyev, Valery Olshansky, Geli Sysoyev
The war is coming to an end. Three soldiers happen to stop for the night in the home of Maria, living in a small Belorussian town. One of them, Ivan, quoted Maria’s name in his personal tag, identifying her as his wife... Having received a notice of Ivan’s death, Maria unexpectedly regards herself as a soldier’s’ widow, and moreover, falls in “posthumous” “love” with her “husband”... Out of the blue, Ivan comes back.
872 POSLEDNYAYA OKHOTA (THE LAST HUNT)
1979, 80 min., color, wide screen
Director: Igor Sheshukov, screenplay: Arthur Makarov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Edward Vanunz, Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Yuri Bogatyriov, Oleg Borisov, Nikolai Grinko, Maxim Munzuk, Marina Likhun, Algimantas Masyulis, Bolot Beyshenaliyev, Nikolai Rybnikov, Buda Vampilov, Ivan Bortnik, Alexei Zharkov
It was by word of the mouth that the camp of Iglulik knew about the new rule in Russia... Not even the head of the trading station, Shatokhin, or the medicine man Kaeleuege were able to explain clearly.
At this time, the crew of Horsefield’s pirate schooner came ashore to loot as quickly and as much as possible..
873 PROGULKA, DOSTOYNAYA MUZHCHIN (AN OUTING WORTHY OF MEN)
1979, 92 min., color, wide screen
Director: Anatoly Vekhotko, screenplay: Mikhail Demidenko, Mikhail Kurayev, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Yelena Glebova, Semyon Morozov, Viktor Ilyichov, Alexander Fatushin, Leonid Varfolomeyev, Natalya Dmitriyeva, Maxim Munzuk, Marina Starykh, Valery Bychenkov
A chance trip of two friends to the North turned out to be a grave test for both of them: one of the characters had to return home, while the other was forced to remain an the oil pipeline construction site...
874 PRISTAN (THE DOCK)
1979, 28 min., b/w
Director: Vyacheslav Sorokin, screenplay: Albina Shulgina, camera: Viktor Ivanov, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Valery Gavrilin, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Alexei Zharkov, Galina Figlovskaya
Anfisa a barmaid in the port meets a lad…
875 PUTESHESTVIYE V DRUGOY GOROD (A TRIP TO ANOTHER CITY)
1979, 93 min., color
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Anatoly Grebnev, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Alexander Kolker, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Irina Kupchenko, Mikhail Pogorzhelsky, Viktor Proskurin, Mikhail Yezepov, Vitaly Yushkov, Tatyana Piletskaya, Igor Gorbachev, Yelena Kondulainen
Traveling on business, the construction engineer Kirillov arrives in a small town. At first his business and his work — everything proceeds as usual, as it should, but unexpectedly a woman named Lina enters Kirillov’s life...
876 RANNIYE ZHURAVLY (THE EARLY CRANES)
1979, 96 min., co-production with “Kirghizfilm”, color
Director: Bolotbek Shamshiyev, screenplay: Chingiz Aitmatov, Bolotbek Shamshiyev, camera: Sergei Taraskin, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Alexander Knaifel, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Emil Boronchiyev, Suymenkul Chokmorov, Gulsara Adzhibekova, Khasan Abdraimov, Suyutay Shamshiyeva, Altynay Abdiyeva, Akyl Kulanbayev
Loosely based on a story of the same title by Chingiz Aitmatov.
The menacing echo of war has eventually reached the small Kirghiz village: the fathers and elder brothers have gone to battle.
The collective farm Chairman is asking the teenagers to help prepare for the ploughing. So the kids name their team “The Aksay Landing Party”...
877 SOLOVEY (THE NIGHTINGALE)
1979, 85 min., color, wide screen
Musical fairy tale
Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Mikhail Volpin, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designer: Marina Azizyan, Vladimir Kostin, misic: Mikhail Weinberg, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Svetlana Smirnova, Yuri Vasilyev, Alexander Vokach, Zinovy Gerdt, Nikolai Trofimov, Alexander Demyanenko, Sergei Filippov, Konstantin Adashevsky, Nikolai Karachentsov, Maria Barabanova, Georgy Shtil, Boris Arakelov
The unexpected forest encounter of the poor young apprentice Evan with a magician brings a radical change in his life: suddenly, he is nominated heir to the throne in place of the deceased monarch...
Thus he finds himself in a world of lies and hypocrisy, of flatterers and toadies...
878 STARSHINA (FIRST SERGEANT)
1979, 87 min., color
Director: Nikolai Koshelev, screenplay:Vladimir Kunin, camera: Alexei Gambaryan, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Harry Belenky, song lyrics by: Alexander Tvardovsky
Cast: Vladimir Gostyukhin, Natalya Sayko, Ivan Bortnik, Alexander Vasilyev, Alexander Zhdanov, Andrei Danilov, Ramaz Abushadze, Vladimir Yuryev, Igor Komarov, Nikolai Lavrov
Discharged from the hospital, Katsuba is posted to an Air Force Flying School as First Sergeant of a training squadron.
At first it appeared to the 17-year-old trainees that the strict, reserved Katsuba was just picking at them, yet by and by they began to see their instructor as a kind, sympathetic and decent person...
879 TAYOZHNAYA POVEST (A TAIGA TALE)
1979, 99 min., color
Director: Vladimir Fetin, screenplay: Albina Shulgina, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Vasily Solovyov-Sedoy, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Loosely based on “The Tsar Fish”, a novel by Viktor Astafyev.
In a wild faraway forest the hunter Akim comes across the dying Elya who chanced to be in his hunting lodge... Akim virtually saves her, patiently nursing her back to health, caring for her as he would for a child, and then takes her back to civilization, never to see again...
880 TROYE V LODKE, NE SHCHITAYA SOBAKI (THREE MEN IN A BOAT, TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG)
1979, 2 parts, 135 min., color
Director: Naum Birman, screenplay: Semyon Lungin, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Alexander Kolker, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Andrei Mironov, Alexander Schirwindt, Mikhail Derzhavin, Larisa Golubkina, Alina Pokrovskaya, Irina Mazurkevich, Zinovy Gerdt, Georgy Shtil, Tatyana Peltzer, Olga Volkova, Viktor Ilyichev, Grigory Spiegel
Loosely based on a story of the same title by Jerome K. Jerome.
Three young friends make up their minds to spend their vacation on the Thames, with no household amenities or comfort... and naturally, — “no women”!
881 FANTAZII FARYATYEVA (FARYATYEV’S FANTASIES)
1979, 2 parts, 152 min., color
Written and directed by: Ilya Averbach, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Alfred Schnitke, sound: Boris Andreyev
Director: Jan Frid, screenplay: Mikhail Donskoy, Jan Frid, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Gennadi Gladkov, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Margarita Terekhova, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Nikolai Karachentsov, Svetlana Toma, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Pavel Kadochnikov, Yekaterina Raykina, Oleg Vidov
Based on a comedy of the same title by Tirso de Molina.
Donna Martha is meant to be married to a rich old man, Captain Urbino.
The girl is devastated. She comes up with various tricks, so that the wedding day would never come...
At this time Don Felix, the one whom Martha wants to tie her life with, gains access into the house, disguised as a street urchin.
885 VZVEYTES, SOKOLY, ORLAMI (FALCONS, SOAR AS EAGLES DO)
1980, 77 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Rozantsev, screenplay: Vladimir Kunin, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Ivan Shabaltas, Svyatoslav Kopylov, Yuri Sarantsev, Irina Kraslavskaya, Alexei Inzhevatov, Yuri Dubov, Alexander Polyakov
The film features the story of the three generations of circus acrobats since 1913...
886 VRAGI (THE ENEMIES)
1980, 20 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Andrey Druzhkov, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Marina Azizyan, misic: Adkady Gagulashvili, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Georgy Kropachov, Viktor Varkin, Lyudmila Arzhannikova
887 DVA DOLGIKH GUDKA V TUMANE (TWO LONG WHISTLES IN THE FOG)
1980, 80 min., color, wide screen
Director: Valery Rodchenko, screenplay: Edgar Dubrovsky, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Adkady Gagulashvili, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Nikolai Grinko, Alexander Porokhovschikov, Yelena Kapitsa, Dagun Omayev, Lubov Virolainen, Viktor Proskurin, Andrei Tolubeyev, Alexander Kovalenko, Alexander Susnin, Nikolai Fedortsov
On a passenger steamer on its last run before the close of the navigation season, there is a rather motley group who at first glance seem to hardly know each other.
Unexpectedly, a dead body is discovered in one of the cabins...
888 DEN NA RAZMYSHLENIYE (ONE DAY TO RECONSIDER)
1980, 84 min., color, wide screen
Director: August Baltrushaitis, screenplay: Alexander Gorokhov, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Alexander Flyarkovsky, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Vsevolod Safonov, Yuri Solovyov, Alexander Zakharov, Irina Gubanova, Elza Lezhdey, Artem Inozemtsev, Viktor Chekhmarov
The head of the board of an important shipping company hands in his notice. Kolosov is given one day to reconsider.
Through extensive reminiscences, he sees that the current quiet and peaceful life is alien to his active nature.
889 KRIK GAGARY (THE LOON’S SHRIEK)
1980, 83 min., color, wide screen
Director: Sergei Linkov, screenplay: Mikhail Kurayev, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designers: Igor Vuskovich, Rimma Narinyan, misic: Grigory Frid, sound:Oksana Strugina
Cast: Anatoly Vasilyev, Alexei Zharkov, Pavel Ivanov, Olga Perveyeva, Yelena Drapeko, Grigory Gay, Vasily Korzun, Anna Aleksakhina
An important army drill was underway. Major Bragin was to command his regiment... but errors piled one upon another, and eventually Lieutenant Colonel Korenev, Chief of Headquarters, was offered to take over...
890 KUST SIRENI (THE LILAC BUSH)
1980, 30 min., color
Director: Yevgeny Stavrov, screenplay: Alexei Simonov, Viktor Zlobin, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Bella Manevich, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Oleg Palmov, Yelena Popova, Ernst Romanov, Boris Kokovkin
Based on Alexander Kuprin’s short story of same name
Almazov entering Akademy of General Headquarters made a blot on topographic plane he designed. His life was saved by his wife who suggested to plant a bush of lilac…
891 LES (THE FOREST)
1980, 83 min., color, wide format
Written and directed by: Vladimir Motyl, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Valery Kostrin, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
Cast: Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Boris Plotnikov, Vyacheslav Kirilichev, Stanislav Sadalsky, Mikhail Pugovkin, Yelena Borzova, Alexander Solovyov, Kira Kreylis-Petrova, Viktor Tsepayev
Loosely based on a play of the same title by Alexander Ostrovsky.
892 LYALKA-RUSLAN I YEGO DRUG SANKA (LYALKA-RUSLAN AND HIS FRIEND SANKA)
1980, 69 min., color
Director: Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Maria Zvereva, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Dima Aristarkhov, Timur Khalikov, Oksana Poznyakova, Stasik Lashin, Mikhail Pugovkin, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Anna Lisyanskaya, Oksana Nikitina
Loosely based on “Come to Visit Us, Do Come...”, a story by Viktor Golyavkin.
893 MOY PAPA-IDEALIST (MY DADDY IS AN IDEALIST)
1980, 88 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Bortko, screenplay: Alla Sokolova, camera: Eduard Rozovsky, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Natalya Avanesova
Cast: Vladislav Strzhelchik, Yuri Bogatyriov, Natalya Varley, Irina Skobtseva, Ivan Dmitriyev, Alexander Belinsky, Igor Dmitriyev, Vladimir Retsepter, Boris Sokolov, Vsevolod Gavrilov, Vadim Yakovlev, Natalya Kustinskaya
Sergei Yuryevich Petrov, a musical comedy actor and an enthusiastic idealist, and his son Boris, a doctor in the intensive care, who is an ironical and pragmatic person, find it difficult to get on together...
The marriage of Petrov Senior to the young ballet dancer Al’ona does little to improve their relationship.
Yet, on a hard day (with many events happening at the same time) both of them suddenly come to understand just how much they need each other.
894 MY SMERTI SMOTRELI V LITSO (WE LOOKED DEATH IN THE FACE)
1980, 74 min., color
Director: Naum Birman, screenplay: Yuri Yakovlev, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: extracts from compositions by Dmitry Shostakovich, sound: Igor Vigdorchik, lyrics by: Olga Bergholz
Cast: Oleg Dal, Lubov Malinovskaya, Larisa Tolkacheva, Yura Zhukov, Borya Naumov, Olga Kuznetsova, Yulya Slezkinskaya, Sasha Dovgalev, Sasha Zenkevich, Igor Kustov, Vladimir Zamansky, Valentin Nikulin
The story of the picture is based on real events: early in 1942 the ballet master A. Obrant (named Boris Korbut in the picture) puts together a dancing company consisting of students of the Leningrad Pioneers’ Palace; the company proceeded to deliver over 3, 000 performances at the front-line...
895 NACHALNIK (THE BOSS)
1980, 31 min., color
Director: Dmitry Gindenshtein, screenplay: Alexander Gorokhov, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Viktor Guschin, Sergei Pizhel, Yuri Solovyov, Viktor Petrenko, Viktor Yevgrafov
896 NIKUDYSHNAYA (THE GIRL GOOD FOR NOTHING)
1980, 94 min., color
Director: Dinara Asanova, screenplay: Valery Priyomykhov, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Edward Vanunz
Cast: Olya Mashnaya, Mikhail Gluzsky, Anvar Asanov, Nikolai Lavrov, Lydia Fedoseyeva-Shukshina, Alexander Demyanenko, Galina Saburova, Maria Vinogradova, Valery Matveyev, Irina Brazgovka, Andrei Krasko, Valery Priyomykhov
An unbalanced teenage girl fails to achieve mutual understanding with those close to her partly due to her stutter, partly through the neglect of her parents who concentrate on their own affairs.
Trying to escape her aggressiveness, the parents pack their daughter off to the country.
897 OCHKI OT SOLNTSA (SUNGLASSES)
1980, 36 min., color
Written and directed by: Dmitry Svetozarov, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Yuri Dubrovin, Leon Dzigashvili
The main character spends his vacation in the sanatorium but instead of
enjoying his rest he goes in for contriving.
898 PLYVUT MORZHI (WALRUSES SWIMMING)
1980, 89 min., color
Director: Anatoly Vasilyev, screenplay: Tatyana Kaletskaya, camera: Ivan Bagayev, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Lusyena Ovchinnikova, Andrei Dudarenko, Lyudmila Arinina, Dmitry Kharatyan
At the time when the young scientist Nina Klementyeva was in the process of establishing her laboratory, the lab assistant Zoya became her dedicated helper.
Eventually, after many years, having lived a hard enough life and brought up three children, Zoya meets San Sanych, a kind but weak person addicted to alcohol. Her relationship with Nina Klementyeva goes wrong...
899 POZDNIYE SVIDANIYA (LATE DATES)
1980, 100 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Grigoryev, screenplay: Yevgeny Gabrilovich, Alexei Gabrilovich, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Larisa Malevannaya, Yuri Platonov, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Sergei Nikonenko, Alina Olkhovaya, Alexander Chaban, Galina Shepetnova
Two not very young people met and fell in love. He sacrificed his family for her, while she sacrificed her accustomed freedom.
Life together proved to be far from easy, with the chain of quarrels and reconciliations bringing destruction: Vera and Nikolai Yeremeyevich fail to stay together...
900 POSLEDNY POBEG (THE LAST ESCAPE)
1980, 92 min., color
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Alexander Galin, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Yakov Weisburd, sound: Oksana Strugina
Cast: Mikhail Ulyanov, Aliosha Serebryakov, Irina Kupchenko, Leonid Dyachkov, Valery Gatayev, Yevgenya Khanayeva, Viktor Pavlov
On the day of his release from the school for criminally disposed children, Vitya waited in vain for his mother: rather than coming to get her son, she went to meet the returning ship bringing her husband, Vitya’s stepfather. A teacher, Alexei Ivanovich, took Vitya home. But when Vitya saw the group making merry in his home, his resentment prevailed, and the boy ran away...
901 PRIKLYUCHENIYA SHERLOKA HOLMSA I DOKTORA VATSONA (THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON)
1980, 3 parts, Part I — “The King of Blackmail”, 67 min., Part II — “The Mortal Fight”, 68 min., Part III — “The Tiger Hunt”, 68 min., color
Director: Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Vladimir Valutsky, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Marc Kaplan, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva, Boris Andreyev
“Korol Shantazha” (“The King of Blackmail”): Vasily Livanov, Vitaly Solomin, Rina Zelionaya, Valentina Panina, Borislav Brondukov, Boris Ryzhukhin
“Smertelnaya Skhvatka” (“The Mortal Fight”): Vasily Livanov, Vitaly Solomin, Rina Zelionaya, Borislav Brondukov, Viktor Yevgrafov, Alexander Zakharov, Nikolai Kryukov
“Okhota na Tigra” (“The Tiger Hunt”): Vasily Livanov, Vitaly Solomin, Rina Zelionaya, Borislav Brondukov, Igor Dmitriyev, Viktor Yevgrafov, Alexander Zakharov, Nikolai Kryukov
Screen version of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
902 RAZZHALOVANNIY (REDUCED TO THE RANKS)
1980, 31 min., color
Written and directed by: Alexander Sokurov, camera: Sergei Yurizditsky, production designer: Yuri Kulikov, misic: Alexander Mikhailov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Based on a novel of the same title by Lionel White.
The story of the trade union leader Jack Rafferty is the career story of somebody transformed from a “nice guy” into a cynical, unscrupulous boss serving two lords — the big business and the criminal world...
904 SVET V OKNE (THE LIGHT IN THE WINDOW)
1980, 81 min., color
Director: Ayan Shakhmaliyeva, screenplay: Maria Zvereva, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Boris Tischenko, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Loosely based on the essay of the same title by Tatyana Tass.
The mother dies giving birth to the second baby. Olya and her farther, both inconsolable after the hard loss have to bring up the little sister.
905 SERGEI IVANOVICH UHODIT NA PENSIYU (SERGEI IVANOVICH IS RETIRED)
1980, 84 min., color
Director: Solomon Shuster, screenplay: Nikolai Nikolayev, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Georgi Kropachev, misic: Boris Tischenko, sound Boris Andreyev
Cast: Boris Andreyev, Alisa Freindlich, Georgi Burkov, Ernst Romanov, Zhanna Bolotova, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Oleg Zhakov, Elza Radzinya, Gennadi Bogachev, Zinaida Sharko, Alexei German
Retiring, Sergei Ivanovich decides to help his children, taking on household duties and bringing up his grandchildren... But his daughter has problems with her new husband... The son living in Moscow and his wife are accomplished philistines... For some reason, Sergei Ivanovich doesn’t feel comfortable with the other son living in Leningrad...
906 SITSILIANSKAYA ZASHCHITA (THE SICILY DEFENCE)
1980, 91 min., color, wide screen
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Pavel Grakhov, Jusef Printsev, camera: Vladimir Ivanov, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Olga Petrova, sound: Natalya Avanesova
Cast: Nikolai Volkov, Jr., Alexander Samoylov, Alexander Abdulov, Nadezhda Pavlova, Vladlen Davydov, Tatyana Kanayeva, Tatyana Ivanova, Pavel Kadochnikov, Irina Gubanova, Artiom Inozemtsev, Alexander Pashutin, Valery Kuzin, Valentin Nikulin, Lyudmila Shagalova
In a car they stopped, officers of the State Traffic Police discover an exquisite chandelier; yet, examination reveals it as a clever imitation. Anonymous letters incriminating Lieutenant Colonel Streltsov who is investigating the case start to come in...
This clearly means that the criminal is getting nervous...
907 SOLO (SOLO)
1980, 29 min., b/w
Director: Konstantin Lopushansky, screenplay: Albina Shulgina, camera: Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Nikolai Grinko, Lyudmila Arzhannikova, Valentina Smirnova
The besieged Leningrad in the winter of 1942. The soloist of the symphonic orchestra is working on Chaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. The performance is to take place in Leningrad Philarmonic Society, to be broadcasted to London...
908 TAINSTVENNY STARIK (THE MYSTERIOUS OLD MAN)
1980, 74 min., color
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Adkady Minchkovsky, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Gennadi Gladkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Igor Pchelin, Misha Latyshev, Zhenya Osipov, Tanya Shishkina, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Vladimir Tatosov, Sergei Filippov, Boris Ivanov, Alexei Goryachev, Tatyana Bedova
1927. In the small Russian town of Krutov live three friends: Mitrya, Andrian and Lionka. From the director of the Museum of Local Lore the kids learn that a valuable painting stolen from the Museum is somewhere in the town... So the kids start looking.
909 TAYNOYE GOLOSOVANIYE (CONFIDENTIAL VOTE)
1980, 90 min., color, wide screen
Director: Valery Guryanov, screenplay: Anatoly Strelyany, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Ivar Wiegner, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Mikhail Kuznetsov, Vladlen Biryukov, Sergei Plotnikov, Natalya Nazarova, Alexander Anisimov, Galina Makarova, Lubov Sokolova, Vladimir Olekseyenko, Valery Zolotukhin, Boris Arakelov, Vera Titova
For forty years in a row Foma Lukash remained Chairman of the collective farm. The people truly loved and respected him, but his health began to fail, and something went wrong also with his work...
So, Foma Mikhaylovich makes up his mind to hold the election of a new Chairman before his term of office is over...
910 TROSTINKA NA VETRU (A REED IN THE WIND)
1980, 2 parts, 149 min., color
Director: Viktor Aristov, screenplay: Georgy Markov, Edward Shim, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Adkady Gagulashvili, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Olga Melikhova, Alexander Porokhovschikov, Andrei Dudarenko, Andrei Tolubeyev, Tatyana Lebedkova, Alexei Alfiorov, Zinaida Adamovich, Viktor Mikhailov, Nikolai Nasonov
Based on a story of the same title by Georgy Markov.
Graduating from school, Varya leaves her village for the city where her elder sister lives. She believes that this is when real life will begin...
911 TY DOLZHEN ZHIT (YOU MUST LIVE)
1980, 84 min., color
Director: Vladimir Chumak, screenplay: Maya Chumak, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: extracts from pieces by Dmitry Shostakovich, sound: Galina Gorbonosova, verse: Andrei Voznesensky
Cast: Vladimir Puchkov, Yevgeny Steblov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Marina Dyuzheva, Nina Kavtaradze, Irina Muravyeva, Igor Kvasha, Edward Martsevich, Sergei Nikonenko, Alexei Aybozhenko, Alexei Zharkov, Anton Tabakov, Alexander Sokurov, Boris Nevzorov
Loosely based on “The May Winds”, a story by Sergei Smolyanitsky.
In a battle close to the end of the war the fighter plane piloted by Lieutenant Volynin made an emergency landing in the enemy territory.
The gunner and the pilot managed to reach their troops... and the everyday life at the front-line goes on. But the war is not yet over, which means that the trials continue...
912 KHOLOSTYAKI (THE BACHELORS)
1980, 28 min., “Lenfilm” – “Mosfilm” production, color
Director: Mikhail Nikitin, screenplay: Viktor Merezhko, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Georgy Portnov, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Sergei Nikonenko, Leonid Dyachkov, Tamara Siomina, Yelena Koroleva
A tale of two men wooing girls who are old friends...
913 ENDSHPIL (ENDGAME)
1980, 4 min., b/w
Director: Viktor Buturlin, sound: Natalya Avanesova
Cast: Oleg Borisov, E. Baranov, M. Kazakova
914 YA — AKTRISA (I AM AN ACTRESS)
1980, 99 min., color
Director: Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Semyon Lungin, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Mikhail Scheglov, misic: Alexander Kneifel, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Natalya Sayko, Oleg Vavilov, Afanasi Kochetkov, Pyotr Merkuryev, Grazhina Baykshtite, Vladimir Korenev, Alexander Romantsov, Bruno Freindlich
The film is a screen portrait of the great Russian actress Vera Fyodorovna Komissarzhevskaya.
Her life was full of dramatic and tragic events, but Komissarzhevskaya’s talent, courage and starchness helped the actress become the “first-rate star of the theater skies” (a quotation from A. Lunacharsky).
915 BARABANIADA (THE TALE OF A DRUM)
1981, 16 min., color
Written and directed by: Sergei Ovcharov, camera: Rostislav Davydov, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Igor Matsiyevsky, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Sergei Ovcharov, Viktor Antonov, Tatyana Buchneva, Alexander Grigoryev, Mikhail Ivanov
The young character of the film quite unexpectedly finds out that a drum has got stuck to his stomach…