The picture features a few weeks of life of a prosperous forty-year-old painter. Back during the “stagnation” years he absorbed and accepted “double standard” as a mode of life — and at this time, he is suffering a difficult, agonizing enlightenment and realization of his past...
1067 ZHELAYU VAM... (I WISH YOU...)
1987, 26 min., b/w
Director: Yuri Mamin, screenplay: Vyacheslav Leykin, Yuri Mamin, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Unattractive clerk has a wonderful gift – all his good wishes come true.
But one day he wished bad…
1068 INTERVENTSIYA (THE INTERVENTION)
1987, 107 min., color
Written and directed by: Gennady Poloka, camera: Vladimir Burykin, Yevgeny Mezentsev, production designer: Mikhail Scheglov, misic: Sergei Slonimski, sound: Lev Valter, Eleonora Kazanskaya, song lyrics and rendition: Vladimir Vysotsky
Cast: Vladimir Vysotski, Valery Zolotukhin, Olga Aroseva, Gelena Ivleva, Yephim Kopelyan, Rufina Nifontova, Vladimir Tatosov, Yuri Tolubeyev, Yuliya Burygina, Sergei Yurski, Yekaterina Bulavina, Marlen Khutsiyev, Georgy Schtil, Yuri Katin-Yartsev
Based on the play of the same title by Lev Slavin.
Odessa, 1919. The residents are waiting for the foreign troops to land. The local bourgeois are heartily welcoming the French occupants. Special gallantry is displayed by Monsieur Voronov...
Nobody suspects that he is not who he says he is...
1069 ISCHU DRUGA ZHIZNI (I AM LOOKING FOR A LIFETIME FRIEND)
Cast: Yuri Astafyev, Alexandra Aasmae (Yakovleva), Andrei Gogol, Nikolai Trofimov, Yuri Solovyev, Vera Titova, Jan Tsapnik, Sergei Losev, Yelena Skorokhodova, Yuliya Yakovleva
Loosely based on “Matyushenko Made a Vow of Silence”, a story by Mikhail Panin.
1070 MOY BOYEVOY RASHCHET (MY GUNNER TEAM)
1987, 99 min., color
Director:Mikhail Nikitin, screenplay: Svetlana Karmalita, camera: Valery Martynov, production designer: Viktor Ivanov, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Valery Smirnov, Natalya Yegorova, Svetlana Kopylova, Valery Priyemykhov, Lev Borisov, Lyudmila Polyakova, Liliya Morozkina, Alexander Semyenov, Nikolai Biryukov, Vladimir Matyukhin, Yuri Vyalkov
1945. The war is over, and Sergei Kruzhkoy, Junior Sergeant of the Guards, returned home after being badly wounded. Learning of a gang of criminals operating in the city, he decides to help the law enforcement authorities and embarks on an investigation of his own...
1071 MOONZUND (MOONZUND)
1987, 2 parts, 142 min., color
Director: Alexander Muratov, screenplay: Eduard Volodarski with input from Galina Muratova, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designers: Yevgeny Gukov, Mikhail Gerasimov, misic: Alexander Mikhailov, sound: Oksana Strugina
Cast: Oleg Menshikov, Vladimir Gostykhin, Lyudmila Nilskaya, Nikolai Karachentsov, Yuri Belyayev, Boris Klyuyev, Viya Artmane, Alexei Buldakov, Vladimir Baranov, Yevgeniya Dobrovolskaya, Yevgeny Yevstigneyev, Sergei Garmash
Loosely based on the novel of the same title by Valentin Pikul.
The film is set on the Baltic Sea, in 1915 — 1917.
Encountering a German squadron, Senior Officer Artemyev assumed command of the ship “Novik”, “Novik” emerged victorious from the unequal battle...
Neither did the Russian sailors fail their honor on the banks of Zerel protecting the Straits of Irben and Moonzund...
1072 NEOBYKNOVENNYYE PRIKLYUCHENIYA KARIKA I VALI (KARIK AND VALYA'S REMARKABLE ADVENTURES)
1987, 2 parts, 128 min., color
Fairy tale fantasy
Director: Valery Rodchenko, screenplay: Alexander Alexandrov, camera: Oleg Kukhovarenko, Oleg Plaksin, production designer: Vera Zelinskaya, misic: Viktor Babushkin, sound: Yelena Demidova
Cast: Vasily Livanov, Anya Dikul, Alyesha Chertsov, Yelena Popova, Viktor Mikhailov, Olga Volkova, Mikhail Svetin
Based on a story of the same title by Jan Larry.
Is so happened that Karik and Valya, the main characters, remarkably shrank in size, their whole habitual world acquiring unusual contours and unusual features...
1073 ODINOKY GOLOS CHELOVEKA (A SOLITARY HUMAN VOICE)
1987, 76 min., color
Director: Alexander Sokurov, screenplay: Yuri Arabov, camera: Sergei Yurizditski, misic: extracts from compositions by K. Penderetski, Otmar Nussio, A. Burdov, sound: Irina Zhuravlyeva
Cast: Tatyana Goryacheva, Andrei Gradov, Vladimir Degtyarev, Lyudmila Yakovleva, Nikolai Kochegarov, Sergei Shukhaylo, Vladimir Gladyshev, Ivan Meganov, Yevgeniya Volkova
Based on “Reka Potudan”, etc. literary works by Andrei Platonov.
The film was awarded the “Bronze Leopard” — the Grand Prix of the International Film Festival in Locarno (1987).
1074 OSTROV POGIBSHIKH KORABLEY (THE ISLAND OF LOST SHIPS)
1987, 2 parts, 138 min., color
Directors: Yevgeny Ginzburg, Rauf Mamedov, screenplay: Arkadi Klyenov, Yevgeny Ginzburg, camera: Valery Mironov, production designers: Boris Bykov, Mikhail Scheglov, misic: Alexander Basilai, Georgy Garanyan, Alexander Zatsepin, Vladimir Chekasin, Vladimir Davydenko, Yuri Saulski, David Tukhmanov, sound: Alexander Gruzdev
Cast: Larisa Belogurova, Gediminas Storpirshtis, Nikolai Lavrov, Konstantin Raykin, Nataliya Lapina, Arunas Storpirshtis
Based on the story of the same title by Alexander Belyayev.
Two men and a girl surviving a shipwreck wind up on the Island of Lost Ships lost in the ocean. The islanders are sailors, pirates, travellers... The girl is to be a wife of the one drawing the lucky lot...
1075 OCHEN VAS VSEKH LYUBLU (I DO SO LOVE YOU ALL)
1987, 91 min., color
Written and directed by: Igor Alimpiyev, camera: Victoras Radziavichus, Vladimir Brylyakov, sound: Alexander Sysolyatin
The picture is focused on the work of the “Lenfilm” director Dinara Asanova.
1076 PERVAYA VSTRECHA, POSLEDNYAYA VSTRECHA (FIRST MEETING, LAST MEETING)
1987, 92 min., color
Director: Vitaly Melnikov, screenplay: Vladimir Valutski, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Timur Kogan, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Mikhail Morozov, Grazhina Shapolovska, Oleg Yefremov, Boris Plotnikov, Yuri Bogatyrev, Sergei Shakurov, Mikhail Kononov, Nikolai Kryuchkov, Innokenti Smoktunovski, Nikolai Kuravlyev, Olga Mashnaya, Sergei Migitsko, Stanislav Sokolov, Gali Abaydulov
Queer, dramatic happenings occur in Petersburg during the Christmas week preceding the New Year of 1914...
1077 PETROGRADSKIYE GAVROSHI (THE PETROGRAD GAVROCHES)
1987, 97 min., color, wide screen
Director: Sergei Snezhkin, screenplay: Valery Mnatsakanov, Sergei Snezhkin, camera: Yevgeny Gurevich, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Alexander Kneifel, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Yevgeny Lebedev, Valya Groznov, Adolf Ilyin, Andrei Alexandrov, Dima Alifanov, Seryozha Balabolenkov, Sergei Bekhterev
A chronicle of two days in October, 1917, proving decisive for the orphanage kids taking part in the revolutionary events in Petrograd.
1078 PRAZDNIK NEPTUNA (THE NEPTUNE FESTIVAL)
1987, 54 min., color
Director: Yuri Mamin, screenplay: Vladimir Vardunas, camera: Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Viktor Mikhailov, Violetta Zhukhimovich, Robert Kurlyandchik, Yakov Stepanov, Viktor Tsepayev, Anatoly Bystrov
A group of Swedish “walruses” is coming to a northern village to attend a planned club event named “Den Neptuna” (“Neptune's Day”) (sometime put on the program by somebody smack in the middle of winter)...
The village club manager is stunned: the event has been planned, and thus has to be arranged...
1079 SADOVNIK (THE GARDENER)
1987, 100 min., color
Director: Viktor Buturlin, screenplay: Valery Zolotukha, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Alexander Zagoskin, misic: Algirdas Paulavichius, sound: Alexander Gruzdev
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Lev Borisov, Yevgeniya Smolyaninova, Kostya Yukhov, Varvara Shabalina, Irina Rakshina, Vadim Lobanov, Nina Usatova, Viktor Bychkov, Pyotr Drotskoi, Andrei Yurenev, Boris Voytsekhovski
A story of somebody who has grown and is tending an apple orchard — an actual life story and, simultaneously, a generalized image of a person living for the sake of others.
1080 SVOYAKI (BROTHERS-IN-LAW)
1987, 29 min., color
Written and directed by: Viktor Aristov, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Arkadi Gagulashvili, sound: Mikhail Lazarev
Based on “Svoyak Sergei Sergeyevich”, a short story by Vasily Shukshin.
1081 SEREBRYANIYE STRUNY (THE SILVER STRINGS)
1987, 97 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Pavel Kadochnikov, screenplay: Pavel Kadochnikov, Georgy Smirnov, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitski, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov, Yevgeny Nikulski
Cast: Alexander Galibin, Pavel Kadochnikov, Irina Malysheva, Yelena Solovey, Natalya Kadochnikova, Ernst Romanov, Igor Gorbachev, Vladimir Balashov, Rosaliya Kotovich, Oleg Letnikov, Valery Olshanski, Alexander Polyakov, Vera Titova
The picture features the life story of Vasily Andreyev, creator of the first Russian folk instrument orchestra, artist, composer, and director.
1082 SKAZKA PRO VLYUBLENNOGO MALYARA (THE TALE OF THE PAINTER IN LOVE)
1987, 80 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Mikhail Volpin, Valery Fried, camera: Edward Rozovski, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Myacheslav Weinberg, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Nikolai Stotski, Nina Urgant, Olga Volkova, Valery Ivchenko, Yekaterina Golubeva, Dmitry Iosifov, Alexander Grave, Sergei Filippov, Georgy Schtil, Mariya Barabanova, Igor Dmitriyev, Georgy Teikh, Boris Arakelov
The young painter Makar happened to be invited to Drizofila's palace. Seeing the beautiful girl trying on her crown, Makar fell in love, only to be banished from the palace. After many trials and feats Makar came to ask for the Princess's hand...
1083 SOBLAZN (THE TEMPTATION)
1987, 106 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vyacheslav Sorokin, screenplay: Yuri Klepikov, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Mikhail Zhuravlyev, misic: Antonio Vivaldi, Mikhail Glinka, Robert Schumann, sound: Leonid Izakov
Cast: Alisa Zykina, Yuni Davydov, Nataliya Sorokina, Sergei Luchnikov, Yelena Rufanova, Olga Bogdanova, Tatyana Grigoryeva, Alexander Tkachyenok, Irina Seleznyeva, Tatyana Sharkova-Kapitonova
Zhenya Trofimova, a senior school student, has a hard time trying to resist the temptation to join the cream of her class. She would also like to ride in a car, wear fashionable clothes and draw everybody's attention...
1084 SCHASLIVO OSTAVATSYA! (GOOD LUCK!)
1987, 32 min., color, “Mosfilm” with input from “Lenfilm”
Director: Sergei Beloshnikov, screenplay: Vladimir Vardunas, camera: Boris Timkovski, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Sergei Kuriokhin, sound: Harry Belenki
Cast: Nadezhda Smirnova, Yuliya Atlasova, Yuliya Bochanova, Mariya Tkhorzhevskaya, Sergei Parshin, Arkadi Volgin
Learning that the coach is trying to coax the girls in her team to sleep with him, the fencer Mariya decides to openly speak up in defense of her friends, but finds no support: their apprehension of being left out from the foreign trip to participate in a prestigious competition proves to be stronger...
1085 CHAPLINIANA (CHAPLININANA)
1987, 68 min., color
Written and directed by: Alexander Belinski, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Charles Chaplin, sound: Larisa Maslova
Cast: Gali Abaydulov, Yekaterina Maximova, Nataliya Kirichek, Konstantin Zaklinski, Andrei Bosov
The picture is based on some fancifully interlaced collisions borrowed from the popular Charley Chaplin pictures, to the accompaniment of music from his pictures.
1086 BEZ MUNDIRA (WITH HIS UNIFORM OFF)
1988, 95 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Dmitry Svetozarov, screenplay: Alexander Gorokhov, camera: Alexander Ustinov, Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Mikhail Suzdalov, misic: Andrei Makarevich, Alexander Zaytsev, Alexander Kutikov, sound: Konstantin Zarin
Cast: Anatoly Vasilyev, Andrei Nikolayev, Viktor Proskurin, Viktor Yegunov, Vladimir Kashpur, Olga Mashnaya, Pyotr Scherbakov
During the first phase of the Perestroika, chancing to find out that he is to be dismissed, the Manager of Pervomayskaya Railway makes up his mind to carry out a long-planned experiment and run an extra heavy train...
1087 BOLSHAYA IGRA (PLAYING BIG)
1988, 6 parts, (Part 1 — 70 min., Part 2 — 70 min., Part 3 — 63 min., Part 4 — 63 Political thriller
min., Part 5 — 62 min., Part 6 — 62 min.), color, “Lenfilm”, “Boyana film”
Director: Semyon Aranovich, screenplay: Julian Semyonov, camera: Valery Fedosov, Christo Totev, Atanas Tasev, production designers: Vladimir Svetozarov, Bogoya Sapundzhiyev, misic: Alexander Kneifel, sound: Galina Gorbonosova, Christo Christov
Cast: Vladimir Gostyukhin, Elina Kalinova, Vasily Rankov, Naum Shopov, Sergei Desnitski, Alexander Kalyagin, Oleg Basilashvili, Larisa Udovichenko, Stanislav Sadalski, Leonid Bronevoi, Viktor Avilov
Based on “The Press Center”, a novel by Julian Semyonov.
During a military coup in a Latin American country the millionaire Grazio, who had been financing a nation-wide unified power system project, was killed. Shortly, a Bulgarian reporter was badly wounded; thereafter, the Russian writer Dmitry Stepanov joined in the investigation...
1088 VY CHYE, STARICHYE? (TO WHOM DO YOU BELONG, OLD FOLKS?)
1988, 92 min., color
Written and directed by: Joseph Heifitz, camera: Yuri Shaigardanov, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Isaac Schwarz, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Based on a story of the same title by Boris Vasilyev.
The picture features the life stories of two solitary, lonely old people, totally abandoned and forgotten in the everyday bustle...
1089 GOSPODIN OFORMITEL (MISTER DECORATOR)
1988, 100 min., color
Director: Oleg Teptsov, screenplay: Yuri Arabov, camera: Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Natalya Vasilyeva, misic: Sergei Kuriokhin, sound: Alexander Gruzdev
Cast: Viktor Avilov, Anna Demyanenko, Mikhail Kozakov, Ivan Krasko, Vadim Lobanov, Valentina Malakhiyeva
Loosely based on “The Grey Car”, a short story by Alexander Grin.
Russia on the brink of World War One. The downfall of the era has turned the colors of the fatal flowers of withering, the heat of passions, the fracture of spirit and souls...
Mystical motives rule the life of the characters...
1090 DEN ANGELA (THE NAME DAY)
1988, 71 min., b/w
Directors: Sergei Selyanov, Nikolai Makarov, screenplay:Mikhail Konovalchuk, camera: Sergei Astakhov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Arkadi Gagulashvili, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Leonid Konovalov, Alexander Belov, Vyacheslav Govallo, Alyosha Annenkov, Yekaterina Kuklina, Lyudmila Yampolskaya, Larisa Shumilkina
Based on the short story of the same title by Mikhail Konovalchuk.
The teenage Maphusail tells about his own life and that of his kin: his father, a Civil War hero, his elder brother, a thief and burglar, his middle brother, a counterfeiter, his industrious sister Katherine...
1091 DINARA (DINARA)
1988, 70 min., color
Written and directed by: Viktor Titov, camera: Georgy Vargin, Nikolai Yudin, production designer: Nikolai Martynov, sound: Nataliya Avanesova, text rendition: Svetlana Gaytan
Reminiscences of the movie director Dinara Asanova.
Director: Alexander Sokurov, screenplay: Yuri Arabov with input from Arkadi Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Pyotr Kadochnikov, camera: Sergei Yurizditski, production designer: Yelena Amshinskaya, misic: Yuri Khanin, sound: Vladimir Persov
Loosely based on “A Billion Years Before the End of the World”, a story by Arkadi and Boris Strugatsky.
The young doctor Dmitry Malyanov works in a provincial Middle Asian Town. The ancient exotics of the Orient has a fanciful way of coexisting with shabby urbanism, adding up to a special, ever contradictory world...
1093 KRIK O POMOSCHI (A CRY FOR HELP)
1988, 2 parts, 133 min., color
Director: Sergei Potepalov, screenplay: Sergei Potepalov, Semyon Vinokur, misic: Sergei Kuriokhin, sound: Leonid Izakov
Cast: Vladimir Merzlyakov, Anton Sychev, Natalya Novikova, Dmitry Sukharev, Oleg Ilyinski
Looking forward to his compensation, a sixteen-year-old technical college student assumes somebody else's fault. But, totally confused, he crashes riding his motorcycle.
The failed actress Lyudmila and the former history professor Nikolai Mikhailovich Chmutin have been brought together by some practical relatives of theirs. But the lonely woman charmed him, and he was happy to offer his hand and heart to her...
1097 PREZUMPTSIYA NEVINOVNOSTY (THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENSE)
1988, 88 min., color, ”Troitsky Most”
Director: Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Arkadi Tigay, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Lyubov Polischuk, Yuri Bogatyriov, Stanislav Sadalski, Nikolai Pastukhov, Leonid Kuravlyev, Vasily Funtikov, Irina Rakshina, Oleg Garkusha, Yelena Kovalyeva, Lyubov Malinovskaya, Valentina Lugachyeva, Pavel Pervushin
A lady passenger of a “Krasnaya Strela” sleeping car is missing her blazer; gone with it is the foreign passport which the variety show star must use for her trip...
Two stowaway passengers are passing themselves for investigators...
1098 PRODLENIYE RODA (THE CONTINUATION OF THE FAMILY)
1988, 89 min., color, “Troitsky Most”
Director: Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Sergei Alekseyev, Vladimir Valutski, camera: Valery Myulgaut, production designer: Nataliya Kochergina, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Yelena Safonova, Igor Ageyev, Valery Priyemykhov, Konstantin Vorobyev, Nikolai Trofimov, Fyedor Odinokov, Vladimir Ivangin, Lyubov Malinovskaya
In the vicinity of an Air Force air field there is a semi-ruined ancient monastery. A group of local enthusiasts and restorers coming from the capital is trying to rehabilitate the ruined cloister.
1099 SOBACHYE SERDTSE (A DOG'S HEART)
1988, 2 parts, 130 min., color
Director: Vladimir Bortko, screenplay: Nataliya Bortko, camera: Yuri Shaigardanov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Harry Belenki
Cast: Yevgeny Yevstigneyev, Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Olga Melikhova, Nina Ruslanova, Lika Nevolina, Roman Kartsev, Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Alexei Mironov, Nataliya Fomenko, Ivan Ganzha, Valentina Kovel, Sergei Filippov, Roman Tkachuk
Based on a story of the same title by Mikhail Bulgakov.
Russia. The 1920-s. Devastation. The Petersburg professor Preobrazhenski performs a genius surgery, transplanting a human hypophysis to a common mongrel... And a miracle follows: the dog begins to acquire the appearance of a Homo sapiens...
1100 TRUDNO PERVIYE STO LET (IT'S HARD FOR THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS)
1988, 2 parts, 138 min., color
Director: Viktor Aristov, screenplay: Georgy Markov, Edward Shim with input from Viktor Aristov, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Vladimir Bannykh, misic: Arkadi Gagulashvili, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Lyubov Krasavina, Nikolai Shatokhin, Anna Ovsyannikova, Kostya Shkurko, Natalya Nazarova, Olga Nikolayeva, Natalya Lvova, Yuri Kolobkov, Marina Boldysh, Yuliya Proskurina
The film features the life story of the young woman Varya, a collective farm milkmaid: hers are the grinding routine work, the everyday worries, the empty store counters, the industrious husband who is also worn out and joyless...
This goes on from one day to another: the work, the household duties, the worries...
1101 FONTAN (THE FOUNTAIN)
1988, 104 min., color
Director: Yuri Mamin, screenplay: Vladimir Vardunas, camera: Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Alexei Zalivalov, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Asankul Kuttubayev, Sergei Dontsov, Viktor Mikhailov, Alexei Zalivalov, Nina Usatova, Zhanna Kermitayeva, Anatoly Kalmykov, Lyudmila Samokhvalova, Lyubov Arkus, Nikolai Adomenaite, Valery Mironov
A regular apartment building with its tenants, household members, and kindly morons from the Housing Maintenance Office lives its regular life, — until a hot water fountain gushes out in the yard (due to a heat supply system accident)...
The film was awarded the Grand Prix of the International Film Festival in Las Vegas, USA (1990) and the “Silver Fishnet” Prize of the 1st Comedy Film Festival in Torremolinos, Spain (1990).
1102 KHLEB — IMYA SUSHCHESTVITELNOYE (BREAD IS A NOUN)
1988, 8 parts, 9 h. 40 min., color
Director: Grigory Nikulin, screenplay: Mikhail Alekseyev, Grigory Nikulin, Yuri Tyurin, camera: Sergei Astakhov, production designers: Pavel Parkhomenko, Vladimir Bannykh, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Nikolai Astakhov
Cast: Nikolai Voloshin, Andrei Dudarenko, Sergei Nikonenko, Nina Ruslanova, Natalya Sayko, Alexei Buldakov, Kirill Lavrov, Yuri Votyakov, Vladlen Biryukov, Herman Alitin, Nikolai Mikheyev, Alexander Bashurov
Based on the literary works of Mikhail Alekseyev.
A tragic chronicle of the life of a large village in Saratov Region from the start of the century to mid-1930-s, an original group portrait of the Russian peasantry.
1103 CHEPE RAYONNOGO MASSHTABA (A DISTRICT-WIDE EMERGENCY)
1988, 89 min., color, wide screen
Director: Sergei Snezhkin, screenplay: Yuri Polyakov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Nikolai Gavrilov, misic: Alexander Kneifel, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Igor Bochkin, Yelena Anisimova, Vitaly Usanov, Leonard Varfolomeyev, Yuri Demich, Yuri Kuznetsov, Yelena Antonova, Alla Murina, Sergei Volkov, Sergei Voytov, Andrei Smirnov
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Yuri Polyakov.
A chronicle of a few days in the life of the Komsomol elite in the early 1980-s.
The procedure of accepting teenagers into Komsomol was especially hurried: First Secretary was getting a promotion, moving on to a “higher level”. The Bureau members were waiting for the evening to celebrate the occasion in the sauna... And all of a sudden, they were faced with an emergency: the theft of the banner from the district Komsomol Committee office...
1104 SHTANY (THE PANTS)
1988, 83 min., color
Written and directed by: Valery Priyemykhov, camera: Sergei Astakhov, production designer: Mikhail Suzdalov, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Alexander Gruzdev
Cast: Yuri Yakovlev, Valery Priyemykhov, Andrei Krayni, Daniil Lapigin, Yelena Ryzhova, Viktor Mikhailov, Vladimir Knyazev, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Igor Dmitryyev, Ivan Krasko, Zoya Buryak, Yuri Kuznetsov, Nina Usatova
The picture is a study of the lives of the people involuntarily involved (the provincial actor Batsanov and the waiter Chumakov) and of Investigator Mishin rather than of the crime (murder) itself...
1105 ESPERANSA (ESPERANZA)
1988, 2 parts, 135 min., color
Director: Serhio Olkhovich, screenplay: Valentin Yezhov, Serhio Olkhovich, camera: Anatoly Mukasei, production designers: Boris Burmistrov, Fernando Ramirez, Gabriela Roblez, misic: Isaac Schwarz, sound: Galina Lukina, Diego Garcia, Gennady Korkhovoy
Cast: Dmitry Kharatyan, Leonid Kuravlyev, Boris Tokarev, Claudio Brook, Deliya Kazanova, Vera Glagoleva, Nadezhda Smirnova, Ernst Romanov, Lev Durov, Lyubov Virolainen, Timofei Spivak, Nikita Mikhailovski, Lev Lemke, Vladimir Olkhovski
1917. The Civil war brings discord into the noble Ol’khovsky family. The head of the family, Alexei Olkhovski, sympathizes with the Bolsheviks, his daughter Tamara is for the Red Army, his brother Anatoly is an SR (a member of the Social Revolution Party), his younger son Vladimir leaves Russia on the first tide of emigration and, as fate would have it, remains in Mexico for good...
1106 BRODYACHY AVTOBUS (THE STRAY BUS)
1989, 98 min., color
Director: Joseph Heifitz, screenplay: Lyudmila Razumovskaya basing on the libretto by Joseph Heifitz, camera: Yuri Shaigardanov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Lev Borisov, Mikhail Zhigalov, Afanasi Trishkin, Sergei Parshin, Nadezhda Yeryemina, Liya Akhedzhakova, Yelena Kozlitina, Oleg Volkov, Irina Rakshina
From one village to another treks a shabby old bus with a small acting company, to stage two or three performances before the scarce spectators. Comprising the company are people in love with the theater in their own special ways...
1107 BUMAZHNYYE GLAZA PRISHVINA (PRISHVIN'S PAPER EYES)
1989, 2 parts, 148 min., color
Written and directed by: Valery Ogorodnikov, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Viktor Ivanov, misic: Edison Denisov, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Alexander Romantsov, Oleg Kovalov, Irina Tsyvina, Yuri Tsapnik, Pavel Rudakov, Yevgeny Barkov, Vladimir Dyatlov, Olga Land, Alla Shelest, Sergei Lavrentyev
The TV director Pavel Prishvin is involved as an actor in his friend's movie picture about Stalinism, cast as a State Security Captain. The picture is meant to be highly competitive, which Pavel, working on a documentary TV show featuring these very times, is well aware of...
1108 V POISKAKH PRAVDY (IN SEARCH OF THRUTH)
1989, 71 min., color
Written and directed by: Pyotr Satunovski, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Roza Satunovskaya, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov, Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Yevgeny Gabrilovich, Lev Kulidzhanov, Yuli Raizman, Boris Tenin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Yuri Kayurov
The picture is following the history of the Soviet pictures devoted to Lenin, mirroring the changing requirements towards art and history...
1109 VASKA (VASKA)
1989, 3 parts, 226 min., color
Director: Viktor Titov, screenplay: Sergei Antonov, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, Sergei Biryuk, production designers: Vladimir Orlov, Sergei Shemyakin, sound: Nataliya Avanesova
Cast: Tatyana Ilchenko, Irina Mazurkevich, Nikolai Stotski, Sergei Bekhterev, Alexei Zharkov, Alexander Kalyagin, Anatoly Ravikovich, Alexander Romantsov, Stanislav Landgraf, Yuri Lazarev, Lyudmila Shevel
Based on a story by Sergei Antonov.
The life story of Rita Chuguyeva, a young worker of extra high productivity involved in the construction of the first Moscow metro route in the 1930-s, nicknamed Vaska for her stocky figure and directness.
1110 DON CEZAR DE BAZAN (DON CEZAR DE BAZAN)
1989, 133 min., color
Director: Jan Fried, screenplay: Mikhail Donskoi, Jan Fried, camera: Edward Rozovski, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Gennady Gladkov, sound: Edward Vanunz
Cast: Mikhail Boyarski, Anna Samokhina, Yuri Bogatyriov, Nataliya Lapina, Igor Dmitriyev, Victoria Gorshenina, Mikhail Svetin, Herman Orlov, Yuri Dedovich, Vasily Leonov, Andrei Krasko, Alyesha Podgornov
Loosely based on a play of the same title by Fillippe Dumanoire and Adolf Fillippe D'Hennery.
A romantic love story of the impoverished Count Don Cezar and the street dancer Maritana, who has been so unfortunate as to have been noticed by the King of Spain...
The picture is set in the 18-th century Spain.
1111 ZHENITBA BALZAMINOVA (BALZAMINOV'S MARRIAGE)
1989, 66 min., color
Written and directed by: Alexander Belinski, camera: Edward Rozovski, production designer: Natalya Vasilyeva, sound: Edward Vanunz
Cast: Dmitry Simkin, Tatyana Kvasova, Yekaterina Muravyeva, Yelena Alekseyeva, Margarita Kullik, Nikolai Kovmir, Igor Solovyev
Based on a trilogy by Alexander Ostrovski.
1112 ZAMRI-UMRI-VOSKRESNI! (FREEZE — DIE — REVIVE!)
1989, 105 min., b/w, “Troitsky Most”
Written and directed by: Vitaly Kanevski, camera: Vladimir Brylyakov, production designer: Yuri Pashigorev, misic: Sergei Banevich, sound: Oksana Strugina
The picture is set in 1947 in the small mining town of Suchany resembling a prisoner camp. The teenagers Valerka and Galya live in the same barrack. They just love everything the eye is accustomed to in this godforsaken little town, rather than dream of a happy future...
The film director Vitaly Kanevsky was awarded the “Golden Camera” Prize of the International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1990).
1113 ZELENINSKI POGOST (THE ZELENINO GRAVEYARD)
1989, 71 min., b/w, “Ladoga”
Written and directed by: Boris Liznev, camera: Sergei Biryuk, production designer: Mikhail Gavrilov, misic: Alexei Zakharov, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Igor Makhrov, Anna Ovsyannikova, Sergei Polevoi, Yelizaveta Voronina
Viktor arrives in his ravished village to erect a monument to his grandfather. Failing to find the necessary picture in his home, he addresses the village “collector”...
The film was awarded the Second Premium at the “Okno v Yevropu” (“The Window to Europe”) International Film Festival in Vyborg (1993).
1114 KANUVSHEYE VREMYA (THE SUNKEN TIME)
1989, 118 min., color, ”Ladoga”
Written and directed by: Solomon Shuster, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Boris Tischenko, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Stanislav Lyubshin, Nina Ruslanova, Yevgeny Yevstigneyev, Oleg Korchikov, Viktor Sergachyev, Vladimir Zeldin, Nikolai Volkov Jr., Alexei Herman, Viktor Pavlov, Vadim Lobanov, Vitautas Kantsrelis, Georgy Kropachyev
Loosely based on “The New Appointment”, a novel by Alexander Bek.
The 1950-s. The manager in charge of steel production industry has been dismissed and appointed Ambassador to a European country. He finds himself with enough time to consider his life and recognize the true reason for his dismissal.