Director: Grigory Nikulin, screenplay:Julian Semyonov, camera: Ivan Bagayev, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Vladimir Yakovlev
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Mikhail Kozakov, Andrei Tolubeyev, Igor Komarov, Vladimir Golovin, Anatoly Rudakov, Georgy Drozd, Sergei Yursky, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Leonid Nevedomsky, Gennadi Bortnikov
1917. Troubled times. To establish order in the country, VChK (the All-Union Emergency Commission), the future KGB (the State Security Committee), has been founded...
The film was awarded the Vasilyev Brothers’ State Premium of the RSFSR (1983).
917 DVE STROCHKI MELKIM SHRIFTOM (TWO LINES IN SMALL PRINT)
1981, 96 min., color, “Lenfilm”-“DEFA” (Germany) production
Director: Vitaly Melnikov, screenplay: Mikhail Shatrov, Vladlen Loginov, Vitaly Melnikov, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designers: Vladimir Svetozarov, Johann Keller, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Konstantin Lashkov
Cast: Sergei Shakurov, Jan Shpitzer, Nina Ruslanova, Lydia Konstantinova, Pavel Kadochnikov, Sofia Garrel, Anatoly Romashin, Yevgeny Gurov, Sergei Kurilov, Oleg Borisov, Yuri Bogatyriov, Valery Barinov, Horst Drinda, Klaus-Peter Tiele, Vladlen Biryukov
The historian Fyodor Golubkov comes across a queer fact: the existence of ambivalent opinions about the undercover agent Tishkov, who went down in history as an agent provocateur...
The search for documents and evidence starts...
918 DEVUSHKA I GRAND (THE GIRL AND GRAND)
1981, 94 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Viktor Sadovsky, screenplay: Valentin Yezhov, Viktor Sadovsky, camera: Viktor Karasyov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
Cast: Marina Dyuzheva, Aristarkh Livanov, Vladimir Yevgrafov, Ernst Romanov, Nina Urgant, Oleg Zhakov, Nikolai Ozerov, Alexander Demyanenko, Nikolai Skorobogatov, Nikolai Kryukov, Svetlana Kolysheva, Nikolai Lavrov
Ever since she was a child, Marina Koshevaya dreamed about becoming a jockey. At a certain time she saves a colt, naming it Grand and rearing a great horse...
But prior to becoming an established leader in sports events, Grand and his jockey must go through a lot...
919 DEREVENSKAYA ISTORIYA (A COUNTRY STORY)
1981, 84 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vitaly Kanevsky, screenplay: Viktor Poteykin, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Valery Gavrilin, sound: Natalya Avanesova
Cast: Sergei Prokhanov, Yelena Solovey, Viktor Pavlov, Alexander Anisimov, Oleg Shtefanko, Yefim Kamenetsky, Alexei Mironov, Fyodor Odinokov, Igor Komarov, Viktor Shulgin, Yuri Dubrovin, Tatyana Govorova
Released from the Army, Grigory Gorelov had been looking for his place in life until he came to realize that it is right here, on his native land, at the collective farm... Understanding as much, he begins to act as a true master — so that he is not afraid to confront the Chairman of the collective farm, asserting his views...
920 DRUGI IGRISHCH I ZABAV (FRIENDS OF PLAY AND AMUSEMENT)
1981, 24 min., color
Director: Mikhail Nikitin, screenplay: Viktor Kiseliov, camera: Dmitry Meskhiyev, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Georgy Portnov, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Sergei Vlasov, Leonid Dyachkov, Lydia Fedoseyeva-Shukshina, Galina Shepetnova, Oleg Borisov, Yekaterina Vasilyeva
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Vasily Shukshin.
921 KOMENDANTSKY CHAS (CURFEW)
1981, 81 min., color, wide screen
Director: Natalya Troschenko, screenplay: Samson Polyakov, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Yelena Fomina, misic: Vladislav Uspensky, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Galina Makarova, Irina Reznikova, Andrei Tolubeyev, Ivan Sidorov, Yuri Solovyov, Adkady Trusov, Natasha Vasilyeva, Olya Vasilyeva, Anton Granat, Daniil Ginkas, Sonya Dzhishkariani, Olya Kanayeva
In a small Belorussian town occupied by the Nazis Vera Gerasimova is rescuing children orphaned by the war, gathering them under her own roof to save from death and captivity...
922 KUDA ISCHEZ FOMENKO? (WHERE HAS FOMENKO VANISHED?)
1981, 75 min., color
Director: Vadim Gauzner, screenplay: Semyon Zlotnikov, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Liya Akhedzhakova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Viktor Pavlov, Rolan Bykov, Yevgenya Khanayeva, Sergei Filippov, Yelena Sanayeva, Nina Usatova
When those in the office and at home realized that Fomenko has fled to escape from his life and his boring circumstances, his family and colleagues, seeing their deficiencies and agreeing the actions of both parties, came to each other’s rescue...
923 LICHNAYA ZHIZN DIRECTORA (THE DIRECTOR’S PRIVATE LIFE)
1981, 2 parts, 137 min., color
Director: Vladimir Shredel, screenplay: Valentin Mikhailov, Igor Shevtsov, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Albert Preslenev, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Viktor Gedeyko.
Igor Sergeyevich Novikov is the director of a large industrial enterprise. He is a responsible, outstanding person, incapable of compromising with his conscience... But what about his private life? According to the character himself, he doesn’t even know the boundary between his public and private life.
924 LICHNOY BEZOPASNOSTI NE GARANTIRUYU (I CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY)
1981, 91 min., color, wide screen
Director: Anatoly Vekhotko, screenplay: Gennadi Bekarevich, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Ivar Kalnynsh, Semyon Morozov, Natalya Brazhnikova, Leonhard Merzin, Viktor Pavlov, Natalya Bogunova, Nina Ruslanova, Nikolai Kuzmin, Galina Omelchenko, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Tatyana Govorova, Mikhail Kokshenov, Valery Agafonov, Alexei Krymov
The front fighter Andrei Bolotov arrives in a remote border area on assignment to ensure the supply of construction wood. Gangs of Nazis’ accomplices are still lingering on in the forests, keeping the local villagers in awe...
925 NESRAVNENNY NAKONECHNIKOV (THE INCOMPARABLE NAKONECHNIKOV)
1981, 25 min., color
Director: Yuri Anikeyev, screenplay: Pavel Finn, camera: Lev Kolganov, production designer: Marxen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Sergei Losev, Mikhail Boyarsky, Mikhail Pugovkin, Lubov Polischuk
Based on an unfinished play by Alexander Vampilov.
926 NOCH NA CHETVYORTOM KRUGE (THE NIGHT IN THE FOURTH CIRCLE)
1981, 77 min., color
Director: Igor Usov, screenplay: Pyotr Popogrebsky, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Igor Vuskovich, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Nikolai Volkov Jr., Yevgeny Kindinov, Olga Ageyeva, Valery Zakharyev, Alexander Samoylov, Pavel Kadochnikov, Tatyana Ivanova, Alexander Pashutin, Kirill Grachev, Lyudmila Shagalova, Valery Kuzin, Natasha Simonova
The official on duty receives a message: a cargo, a nuclear reactor, has come into the railway terminal. It has been delayed, breaking the schedule, yet the instruction is: “let it through”. But letting it through would mean disrupting the traffic in a section about to launch south-bound passenger trains...
Director: Iskander Khamrayev, screenplay: Vladimir Kunin, Iskander Khamrayev, camera: Georgy Georgyyev, production designers:Rimma Narinyan, Eva Yordanova, misic: Alexander Yosifov, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Naum Shopov, Vladimir Menshov, Tsvetana Maneva, Natalya Fateyeva, Zoya Kircheva, Dimitr Khadzhiysky, Olga Lebzak
After working together in Siberia for four long years, the Bulgarian Angel Naydionov and the Russian Nikolai Pavlov have come to be true friends. At this time, meeting his friend at the Sofia airport, Naydionov is reminiscing about their mutual joys and problems...
Director: Oleg Dashkevich, screenplay: Leonid Krein, camera: Boris Timkovsky, production designer: Vladimir Gasilov, misic: Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Andrei Rostotsky, Yuri Kamorny, Pavel Ivanov, Pyotr Shelokhonov, Igor Dobryakov, Boris Khimichev, Irina Guseva, Yelena Kondulainen, Margarita Matveyeva, Vasily Petrenko, Anatoly Gorin
The brilliant young officer Pavel Klimov is unexpectedly demoted and transferred to the Northern Fleet; the reason being his fight with Lieutenant Zvyagin... Neither Zvyagin nor Klimov would give any explanation... Klimov bears his punishment with dignity, asserting his competence in action.
929 PRIDUT STRASTI-MORDASTI (FRIGHTFUL HORRORS TO COME)
1981, 69 min., color, wide screen
Written and directed by: Ernest Yasan, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Yelena Fomina, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Dmitry Kuzmin, Anton Granat, Lyudmila Shevel, Yelena Komissarenko, Vladimir Vikhrov, Andrei Alekseyev, Ivan Krasko, Valentina Talyzina
Lyonka has graduated from the eighth form, and his teachers advise him to proceed to the PTU (Professional Technical School). At home, opinions differ: the guy is at the crossroads, with love affair on top of this – Lyonka falls in love...
930 PRIKLYUCHENIYA SHERLOCKA HOLMSA I DOKTORA VATSONA. SOBAKA BASKERVILEY (THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON. THE BASKERVILLE DOG.)
1981, 2 parts, 154 min., color
Director: Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Igor Maslennikov, Yuri Veksler, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Vasily Livanov, Vitaly Solomin, Rina Zelionaya, Irina Kupchenko, Nikita Mikhalkov, Alla Demidova, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Borislav Brondukov, Sergei Martinson, Oleg Yankovsky, Yevgeny Steblov, Alexander Adabashyan
Screen version of the story of the same title by Arthur Conan Doyle.
931 PROPAVSHIYE SREDI ZHIVYKH (THE LOST AMONG THE LIVING)
1981, 85 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Fetin, screenplay: Sergei Vysotsky, camera: Yevgeny Shapiro, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Gennadi Korkhovoy
Cast: Mikhail Dolginin, Pavel Kadochnikov, Irina Bogdanova, Ernst Romanov, Alexander Demyanenko, Sergei Ivanov, Vladimir Yuryev
Based on a novel of the same title by Sergei Vysotsky.
In the course of several months cars have been getting stolen in the city; nothing would help — neither the alarm systems, nor “secret” locks...
But when the investigator is finally on to the criminal, the latter is found murdered...
932 PUTESHESTVIYE V KAVKAZSKIYE GORY (A JOURNEY TO THE CAUCASUS)
1981, 76 min., color
Director: Mikhail Ordovsky, screenplay: Svetlana Karmalita, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Oleg Karavaychuk, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Fyodor Ordovsky, Galina Nikulina, Nina Menshikova, Alexander Demyanenko
The sixteen-year-old Bobka living in a big city with his mother is dreaming of going to the Caucasus where his father is posted...
The trip is forever postponed, but Bobka doesn’t forsake his dream...
933 RODITELSKY DEN (PARENTS’ VISITING DAY)
1981, 30 min., color, “Mosfilm” production with input from “Lenfilm”
Director: Svetlana Kolganova, screenplay: Natalya Ryazantseva, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Asya Zvereva
Unexpectedly, the family relationship of the characters is put to the test: the husband’s daughter from his first marriage turns up...
934 SEM SCHASLIVYKH NOT (THE SEVEN HAPPY NOTES)
1981, 2 parts, 136 min., color
Director: Yevgeny Mezentsev, Lev Rakhlin, screenplay: Vyacheslav Verbin, Lev Rakhlin, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Semyon Malkin, misic: Maxim Dunayevsky, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade, Galina Lukina
Cast: Irina Guscheva, Igor Gorbachev, Olga Aroseva, Olga Vardasheva, Mikhail Svetin, Eduard Khil, Valentin Baglayenko
A review based on the best choreographic turns selected from the Music Hall performances...
935 SILVA (SILVA)
1981, 2 parts, 147 min., color
Director: Jan Frid, screenplay: Mikhail Mishin, Jan Frid, camera: Eduard Rozovsky, production designer: Marina Azizyan, misic: Imre Kalman, sound: Eduard Vanunz
Cast: Zhanna Glebova, Ivar Kalnynsh, Vitaly Solomin, Maria Solomina, Igor Dmitriyev, Tatyana Piletskaya, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Svetin, Viktoria Gorshenina, Vladimir Basov, Nina Alisova
Screen version of a musical comedy of the same title by Imre Kalman.
Count Edwin falls in love with the gorgeous Silva Waresku, the charming variety show star...
The Count’s parents resent the marriage.
936 SNEG NA ZELIONOM POLE (SNOW ON THE GREEN FIELD)
1981, 75 min., color, wide screen
Director: Valentin Morozov, screenplay: Edward Shim, camera: Alexander Dibrivny, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Rufina Nifontova, Vladimir Yeryomin, Yuri Solovyov, Alexander Demyanenko, Olga Ageyeva, Dima Veselkov, Sasha Gladkoborodov, Olga Durenkova
The “unpromising” small village of Zhukovka witnesses the developing conflict between the teacher Studentsov and Luk’yanova, the schoolmaster in charge of Academic Activities... Infinitely devoted to their teacher, the students become involved in the differences of the adults...
937 TAYNA SINIKH GOR (THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS)
1981, 77 min., color
Director: Askhab Abakarov, screenplay: Alexander Gorokhov, camera: Vladimir Ivanov, production designer: Marzen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Shirvani Chalayev, sound: Natalya Levitina
Murat and Maysarat are in love. But the girl has been promised to another since she was a child... to cross the parents would mean to break the old Dagestan customs...
938 TOVARISHCH INNOKENTY (COMRADE INNOKENTY)
1981, 90 min., color
Directors: Yevgeny Mezentsev, Joseph Shapiro, screenplay: Arnold Vitol, camera: Anatoly Nazarov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Isaac Schwartz, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Sergei Martynov, Antonina Shuranova, Mikhail Kozakov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Rufina Nifontova, Igor Yasulovich, Leonid Nevedomsky, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Ernst Romanov, Valentin Nikulin, Anna Tveleneva, Vitaly Konyayev, Fyodor Odinokov, Alexander Demyanenko
Loosely based on “Do Shine, O My Star”, a novel by Sergei Sartakov.
The professional revolutionary Joseph Fyodorovich Dubrovsky (one of his party code names being “Innokenty”) was first exiled in Yaransk back in 1897... 1905 sees him as a leader of the Moscow armed uprising...
939 TRIZHDY O LYUBVI (THRICE ABOUT LOVE)
1981, 89 min., color, wide screen
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Budimir Metalnikov, camera: Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Grachiya Mekinyan, misic: Georgy Portnov, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Sergei Prokhanov, Marina Tregubovich, Marina Levtova, Nadezhda Shumilova, Valentina Kovel, Alexei Mironov, Yelena Obleukhova, Alexei Zharkov, Ivan Agafonov
The private life of the collective farm driver Vaska Lobanov has not yet taken shape; he is as nice and handsome hard-working lad as they come...
It seemed to him that his destiny would lie with the librarian Lena, who came to live in the village with the young daughter born of her husband who lives in town.... Yet, she fails to become his destiny after all...
940 CHTO BY TY VYBRAL? (WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?)
1981, 79 min., color
Director: Dinara Asanova, screenplay: Alexander Kurgatnikov, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Felix Ravdonikas, Anvar Asanov, Marina Krivitskaya, Nastya Nikolskaya, Lydia Fedoseyeva-Shukshina, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Yelena Solovey
The film about life, adventures and problems of the children aged 8 — 10 and their parents living in the old house in Leningrad.
941 STURMOVOYE PREDUPREZHDENIYE (A STORM WARNING)
1981, 81 min., color
Director: Vadim Mikhailov, screenplay: Arcadi Vaksberg, Albina Shulgina, camera: Anatoli Lapshov, Valentin Komarov, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Irina Chernyakhovskaya
Cast: Alexei Zharkov, Natalya Yegorova, Alexander Zakharov, Valentina Talyzina, Galina Makarova, Viktor Pavlov, Alexander Kovalenko, Natalya Guschina, Yuri Solovyov, Mikhail Bobrov, Oleg Yefremov, Valeri Zakharyev
Based on “The Storm”, an essay by Arcady Vaksberg.
The group of tourists crossed the pass on its way to the sea.The weather was fine, so they wandered light, without any special equipment… The storm came all of a sudden. Overwhelmed by the panic, the people rushed down the slope, sliding and hurting themselves… It resulted in an extremely dramatic situation…
942 ANYUTA (ANYUTA)
1982, 71 min., color
Directors: Alexander Belinsky, Vladimir Vasilyev, screenplay: Alexander Belinsky, camera: Heinrich Marandzhyan, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Edward Vanunz, sound: Edward Vanunz, choreography: Vladimir Vasilyev
Cast: Yekaterina Maksimova, Vladimir Vasilyev, Gali Abaydulov, John Markovsky, Anatoly Gridin, Marat Daukayev
A screened ballet to the music of Valery Gavrilin, loosely based on
“Anna around the Neck”, a short story by Anton Chekhov.
The film was awarded the Vasilyev Brothers’ State Premium of the RSFSR (1984).
943 BEZ VIDIMYKH PRICHIN (WITHOUT ANY OBVIOUS REASONS)
1982, 81 min., color
Director: Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Sergei Aleksandrov, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, misic: Nadezhda Simonyan, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Ernst Romanov, Irina Alfiorova, Lev Prygunov, Georgy Drozd, Mikhail Kononov, Yevgeny Kindinov, Igor Dmitriyev, Nikolai Lavrov, Vladimir Shevelkov, Emmanuil Schwartzberg, Yevgeny Artemyev, Georgy Shtil
1921. Several things happen simultaneously in a small Siberian town: the Komsomol members working in the fields get killed; the former White Army officer Kunitsyn gives himself up to the CheKa (the Emergency Commission); the Red Army soldier Yamshchikov shoots himself on the stage of the amateur theater...
944 V STARYKH RITMAKH (ALONG THE LINES OF THE OLD BEATS)
1982, 90 min., color
Director: Mikhail Yershov, screenplay: Dmitry Ivanov, Vladimir Trifonov, camera: Nikolai Zhilin, production designer: Mikhail Ivanov, misic: Oleg Khromushin, sound: Irina Volkova
Cast: Semyon Morozov, Anastasia Glez, Nikolai Trofimov, Zoltan Lokker, Sergei Filippov, Mikhail Schetinin, Alexei Kozhevnikov, Tatyana Piletskaya, Alexander Zakharov, Mikhail Aptekman
The 1930-s. The extremely shy young provincial Nikita Fyodorov fails his entrance exams to the Conservatoire...
Devastated, he makes up his mind to drown himself, but is saved by the militiaman Koshkin; moreover, Koshkin arranges a militia job for Fyodorov...
945 VARVARIN DEN (VARVARA’S DAY)
1982, 68 min., color
Directors: Anatoly Dubinkin, Joseph Shapiro, screenplay: Irina Velembovskaya, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Veniamin Basner, sound: Galina Lukinets, Oksana Strugina
Cast: Natalya Brazhnikova, Viktor Mikhailov, Gennadi Voronin, Galina Makarova, Olga Osipova, Natalya Chetverikova, Fyodor Odinokov, Alexander Demyanenko
The time that Varvara and Pavel Zhdanov had together was but brief. The war started, and Pavel left for the front-line, while the young woman took on the burden of the hard, grueling work in the smelter...
946 VLYUBLYEN PO SOBSTVENNOMY ZHELANIYU (IN LOVE ON HIS OWN INITIATIVE)
1982, 89 min., color
Director: Sergei Mikaelyan, screenplay: Sergei Mikaelyan, Alexander Vasinsky, camera: Sergei Astakhov, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Oleg Yankovsky, Yevgenya Glushenko, Vsevolod Shilovsky, Irina Reznikova, Yuri Dubrovin, Vladimir Belousov, Ivan Ufimtsev
Under the circumstances, the extremely handsome ex-sportsman Igor’ Bragin and the plain but keenly affectionate librarian Vera Silkova make an unusual agreement: to fall in love with each other through self-training...
The actress Yevgenya Glushenko was awarded the “Silver Bear” Prize of the International Film Festival in Berlin (1983).
947 GOLOS (THE VOICE)
1982, 92 min., color
Director: Ilya Averbach, screenplay: Natalya Ryazantseva, camera: Dmitry Dolinin, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Nikolai Karetnikov, sound: Boris Andreyev
The young actress Yulia Martynova is gravely ill. She has just one role left to play. Aware of this, she is doing everything in her power to complete the work on her current picture. It’s just the wiring of her character that remains when Yulya winds up in hospital...
948 GRIBNOY DOZHD (THE MUSHROOM RAIN)
1982, 77 min., color
Director: Nikolai Koshelev, screenplay: Anatoly Sosnin, camera: Alexei Gambaryan, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Vladimir Zamansky, Tatyana Kravchenko, Ernst Romanov, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Rimma Bykova, Vladimir Gostyuikhin, Yelena Drapeko, Alexei Zharkov, Lubov Malinovskaya, Georgy Drozd, Alexander Potapov, Oleg Korchikov
On their Saturday off the employees of a small printing house take the bus to go mushroom-hunting. The unexpected development during this peaceful outing turned out to be a test for each of them.
949 ZHIZN BERLIOZA (THE LIFE OF BERLIOZ)
1982, 6 parts, the TV of France, the TV of the USSR, Patais Cinema, the TV of Biopic
Hungary, the Radio Canada and “Lenfilm” production with input from the TV of Belgium and Switzerland, color
Director: Jacques Trebutas, director of Parts 4, 5, 6: Viktor Sergeyev, screenplay: Francois Boillais, camera: Emmanuel Machel, camera of Parts 4, 5, 6: Valentin Komarov, production designer: Jacques d’Eauvidiot, sound: Max Olivier
Cast: Daniel Mesgiche, Robert Rembeau, Nadine Halary, Ronda Bachmann, Jocelyn Boisseau, Roger Karel, Peter Trokan, Alan Adert, Noel Chatelet, Marina Levtova, Boris Klyuyev, Ann-Laure Merry, Boris Plotnikov, Anatoly Shvedersky, Vladimir Dyukov, Anna Tveleneva, Renee Fort, Nikolai Kryukov, Tatyana Piletskaya
The plot features the life and creative activity of the outstanding French composer Hector Berlioz.
950 ZA SHCHASTYEM (IN SEARCH OF LUCK)
1982, 74 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Kovalsky, screenplay: Yuri Sbitnev, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Anatoly Rudakov, Marina Dyuzheva, Svetlana Kharitonova, Tanya Ivanova, Viktor Ilyuichev, Semyon Morozov, Alexander Demyanenko, Marina Tregubovich
Watching happy families, Katya arrives at a simple conclusion: the further the husband is from home, the wealthier the household. Thus, the young wife packs her husband off to a distant construction site...
951 LYUDMILA (LYUDMILA)
1982, 81 min., color
Directors: Valentin Morozov, Sergei Danilin, screenplay: Oleg Koppe, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
During the Civil War, Lyudmila Makiyevskaya, a daughter of wealthy parents graduated from the Smolny Institute, comes to command an armored train... to die a tragic death in a battle.
952 NIKKOLO PAGANINI (NICCOLO PAGANINI)
1982, 4 parts, 256 min., color, joint production with the of TV of Bulgaria
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Oleg Stukalov-Pogodin, Leonid Menaker, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designers: Valery Yurkevich, Dimitr Zhelev, misic: Sergei Banevich, sound: Oksana Strugina, rendition of the music by Paganini: Leonid Kogan
Cast: Vladimir Msryan, Stefan Vasilyev, Albert Filozov, Alla Chernova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Vladimir Samoylov, Donatas Banionis, Vania Tsvetkova, Vsevolod Shilovsky, Olgherd Croders, Yuozas Budraitis
The story of life and work of the Italian genius composer and violinist Niccolo Paganini, full of tragic collisions.
Paganini’s life story is relayed by a number of people attached to him through devotion or hostility.
953 OSLINAYA SHKURA (THE DONKEY’S HIDE)
1982, 85 min., color, wide screen, wide format
Director: Nadezhda Kosheverova, screenplay: Mikhail Volpin, camera: Edward Rozovsky, production designers: Marina Azizyan, Vladimir Kostin, misic: Mikhail Weinberg, sound: Semyon Shumyacher
Cast: Vladimir Etush, Svetlana Nemolyayeva, Vera Novikova, Alexander Galibin, Zinovy Gerdt, Tatyana Peltzer, Valentina Panina, Nikolai Karachentsov, Lyudmila Makarova, Sergei Parshin, Boris Arakelov, Sergei Filippov
Loosely based on fairy tales by Charles Perrot.
At the christening of Theresa, daughter of the destitute King Gaston IX, the wicked witch prophesies hard trials to be in stock for her...
954 OSTROV SOKROVISCH (THE TREASURE ISLAND)
1982, 3 parts, 205 min.., color
Director: Vladimir Vorobyov, screenplay: Nikolai Semyonov, camera: Alexander Adventure
Cast: Fedya Stukov, Oleg Borisov, Viktor Kostetsky, Vladislav Strzhelchik, Konstantin Grigoryev, Leonid Markov, Olga Volkova, Nikolai Karachentsov, Georgy Teich, Valery Zolotukhin, Gennadi Yukhtin, Georgy Shtil, Geli Sysoyev, Nikolai Kryukov
Based on Robert Stevenson’s novel of the same title.
The brave Jim Hawkins and his friends set out on their search for treasures, but as fate would have it, the vessel they hired for their purpose is a pirate ship...
955 PIKOVAYA DAMA (QUEEN OF SPADES)
1982, 92 min., color
Director: Igor Maslennikov, screenplay: Alexander Shlepyanov, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer: Isaac Kaplan, sound: Asya Zvereva, misic: extracts from pieces by Dmitry Bortnyansky, text rendition: Alla Demidova
Cast: Viktor Proskurin, Irina Dymchenko, Yelena Gogoleva, Vitaly Solomin, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Konstantin Grigoryev, Alexander Zakharov
Based on Alexander Pushkin’s story of the same title
956 PROZRACHNOYE SOLNTSE OSENI (THE TRANSPARENT AUTUMN SUN)
1982, 31 min., color
Director: Viktor Buturlin, screenplay: Viktor Merezhko, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Natalya Avanesova, misic: Hendrius Kupriavichius, Tynu Aare, performed by the groups “Argo” and “Apelsin”
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Oleg Tabakov, Sergei Gordeyev, Alexander Rapakov, football players of the “Spartak” Society
Based on Yuri Trifinov’s story of the same title.
The former school-fellows chance to meet in the airport: the talented
football player who became a sports trainer and a lucky “average person”, now a successful sports administrator in the capital city…
Cast: Alexei Zharkov, Igor Kvasha, Irina Akulova, Natalya Yegorova, Alexei Buldakov, Mikhail Zhigalov, Daniil Titus
A native of Siberia, Valery Zavyalov is the headmaster of a school in Turgus where he was born and bred. He has been in the Army and has graduated from the Pedagogical Institute. The village communists respect him, electing him Secretary of the District Party Committee by a majority vote...
959 RODITELEY NE VYBIRAYUT (OUR PARENTS ARE NOT FOR US TO CHOOSE)
1982, 101 min., color
Director: Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Vadim Trunin, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, Nikolai Pokoptsev, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Yevgeny Krylatov, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Andrei Smolyakov, Vladik Gradov, Pyotr Yurchenkov, Andrei Fyodorov, Marina Shimanskaya, Yelena Mayorova, Diana Gradova, Yuri Kuzmenkov, Yelena Drapeko, Anatoly Rudakov, Nikolai Skorobogatov, Zinaida Abramovich
Nikolai Burlakov was brought up by his grandmother. His mother has never bothered to get her son back from the village. Released from the Army, Nikolai goes to work in the North, but learning that his mother sent her daughter to the orphanage, he gets his little sister and returns to the village...
960 S TEKH POR, KAK MY VMESTE (EVER SINCE WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER)
1982, 86 min., color, wide screen
Director: Vladimir Grigoryev, screenplay: Svyatoslav Tarakhovsky, camera: Sergei Yurizditsky, production designer: Georgy Kropachyev, misic: Dina Smorgonskaya, sound: Yevgeny Nesterov
Cast: Svetlana Smirnova, Adris Lielais, Antonina Shuranova, Yuri Platonov, Alexei Olennikov, Sergei Kudryavtsev, Alla Motoyeva, Natalya Danilova, Natalya Akimova, Ramaz Ioseliani, Mamuka Kikaleyshvili, Sergei Parshin
The characters are young people, freshmen at the Institute; their falling headlong in love presents various tricky problems, including the need to consider each other’s principles and weaknesses.
961 SEANS ODNOVREMENNOY IGRY (A SIMULTANEOUS PERFORMANCE)
1982, 68 min., color
Director: Alexei Lebedev, screenplay: Adkady Krasilschikov, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Bella Manevich, misic: Yevgeny Irshan, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Yevgeny Leonov-Gladyshev, Yevgenya Simonova, Nikolai Trofimov, A. Sheren, Georgy Shtil, Lubov Tischenko
A young taxi driver undertook the task of driving a personal “Volga” vehicle from Leningrad to Piatigorsk… Many adventures awaited him on the way.
962 SEM CHASOV DO GIBELI (SEVEN HOURS TO DEATH)
1982, 71 min., color, wide screen
Director: Anatoly Vekhotko, screenplay: Vladimir Akimov, camera: Semyon Ivanov, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Grigory Elbert
Cast: Yevgeny Zharikov, Natalya Gvozdikova, Leonid Markov, Yuri Demich, Alexander Zbruyev, Herman Dmitriyev, Nikolai Gorlov, Yuri Malyshev
The forty-year-old surgeon Alexei Shulgin believes himself a failure and intends to leave the Far North. But an accident happens on a ship, with a seaman heavily injured by a broken rope. Shulgin performs brilliant surgery and comes to acquire confidence.
963 SKVOZ OGON (THROUGH FIRE)
1982, 74 min., color
Director: Leonid Makarychev, screenplay: Albina Shulgina, camera: Alexander Chirov, production designer: Alexei Fedotov, misic: Vladislav Kladnitsky, sound: Grigory Elbert, Yelena Demidova
Loosely based on a story of the same title by A. Popov.
The war surprised Pavlik and his mother far from Leningrad. The fascists proceeded to occupy the area. After his mother was betrayed by a traitor and captured, Pavlik set off for his native city on his own...
964 TAMOZHNYA (THE CUSTOMS)
1982, 78 min., color
Director: Alexander Muratov, screenplay: Vladimir Mazur, Igor Konstantinov, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Alexander Mikhailov, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Mikhail Boyarsky, Valentin Gaft, Vadim Yakovlev, Vladimir Yeryomin, Tatyana Tashkova, Valery Zakharyev, Yuri Bashkov, Viktor Ilyichev, Vyacheslav Sorokin, Ivan Krasko
It becomes known that an engineer disappeared off the ship named “Amur” during its run. The customs examination reveals smuggled gold concealed in the engine compartment. The ship’s doctor Viktor Malyshev vanishes without a trace.
The case is assigned to the young customs official Yuri Khorunzhev...