Written and directed by:Viktor Tregubovich, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Viktor Amelchenko, misic: Aleksei Rybnikov, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Alexei Buldakov, Larisa Grebenshchikova, Alexander Fatyushin, Natalya Yegorova, Alexander Pashutin, Nina Usatova, Nina Ruslanova, Yuri Dubrovin, Vsevolod Kuznetsov
The hero of the film, the chairman of a collective farm, Pavel Zuzenok is anxious to save his village, the land and its people. Their existence is threatened by a large-size construction project. So Pavel comes up with a rather unusual solution of the problem. He realizes that the village must be preserved and, moreover, that it can benefit the project.
1017 VSTRETIMSYA V METRO (MEET ME IN THE METRO)
1985, 2 parts, 134 min., color
Director: Viktor Sokolov, screenplay: Viktor Sokolov, Albina Shulgina, camera: Vladimir Dyakonov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Larisa Maslova
Cast: Pyotr Velyaminov, Lilita Ozolinya, Nikolai Ivanov, Larisa Guzeyeva, Yelena Popova, Lyudmila Polyakova, Viktor Shulgin, Anzhelika Nevolina
On the eve of the outbreak of World War II a team of Moscow metro builders come to Leningrad to begin construction of the 'underground railway.' Instead they have to fulfill the most difficult and dangerous task — to build the legendary 'Road of Life' to save the city, besieged by the Nazis.
1018 KONTRAKT VEKA (THE CONTRACT OF THE CENTURY)
1985, 2 parts, 134 min., color
Director: Aleksander Muratov, screenplay: Eduard Volodarsky, Vasily
Chichkov, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Alexander Mikhailov, sound: Oksana Strugina
Cast: Vladimir Gostyukhin, Nikolai Karachentsev, Oleg Borisov, Vadim Yakovlev, Olgert Kroders, Elle Kull, Valentin Gaft, Lembit Ulfsak
An international agreement on a gas pipeline construction from Siberia to western Europe was called “the contract of the century.” The signing of the contract was complicated by certain dramatical situations — often connected with the world of 'big politics.'
1019 MARITSA (MARITSA)
1985, 67 min., color
Director: Aleksander Belinsky, screenplay: Vladimir Konstantinov, Boris Ratzer, camera: Eduard Rozovsky, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, sound: Yelena Demidova
Cast: Natalya Andreichenko, Timofey Spivak, Maria Mironova, Vladimir Zeldin, Vera Sitnikova, Igor Sklyar, Inna Makarova
A young wealthy widow, Maritsa, is a tasty morsel for men hunting for a rich wife. To get rid of her suitors, Maritsa declares that she is going to marry the one and only man — and she utters the first name that comes to her mind. However, it turns out that such a man does exist and he is hurrying to meet his 'fiancee.'
1020 NAM NE DANO PREDUGADAT (IT IS NOT IN OUR POWER TO FORETELL)
1985, 29 min., color
Director: Olga Narutskaya, screenplay: Nadezhda Kozhushannaya, camera:Valery Martynov, production designer: Aleksei Rudyakov, misic:Algirdas Paulavichyus, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Yevdokiya Germanova, Konstantin Vorobyov, Alexei Prede, Olga Yeliseyeva
A young girl working on a factory in Leningrad during the Nazi seige meets a young lieutenant going with his battalion to the front line. As it turned out, this meeting was the first and the last one.
1021 PODSUDIMY (THE DEFENDANT)
1985, 91 min., color
Director: Iosif Kheifits, screenplay: Boris Vasilyev, Iosif Heifits, camera: Valery Blinov, production designer: Yelena Fomina, music frompieces by: Sergei Rachmaninov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Based Boris Vasilyev’s novel “Before the Verdict Is On...”
A murder case is being heard in a court. The defendant is an old man and a disabled war veteran. What made this man, who fought for his country, pull the trigger of his sporting gun in peacetime?
1022 POROKH (GUNPOWDER)
1985, 92 min., color
Director: Viktor Aristov, screenplay: Viktor Aristov, Artur Makarov, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Vladimir Bannykh, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Yuri Belyayev, Svetlana Bragarnik, Lubov Kalyuzhnaya, Vadim Makarovsky, Nozheri Choneshvilli, Vladimir Varentsov, Konstantin Sarynin, Logman Kerimov
At the end of September 1941, Soviet artillery troops in besieged Leningrad realize that pretty soon they will fire their last shot, and after that the defense of the city will be doomed. The film is based on a true event: a small group of fearless soldiers transported a large supply of gunpowder through enemy lines to Leningrad.
1023 PROVERKA NA DOROGAKH (BEING PROVEN ON THE ROADS)
1985, 97 min., b/w. Made in 1971 under original title “‘Happy New Year’ Operation”
Director: Alexei German, screenplay: Eduard Volodarsky, camera: Yakov Sklyansky, production designer: Valery Yurkevich, misic: Isaak Shwarts, sound: Tigran Silayev
Cast: Rolan Bykov, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Oleg Borisov, Fyodor Odinokov, Aida Zaitse, Gennady Dyudyayev, Nikolai Burlyayev, Viktor Pavlov, Vladimir Zamansky
Based on war stories by Yuri German.
Alexander Lazarev, a former Red Army sergeant, finds himself in a German camp for prisoners of war. Lacking spirit, he agrees to collaborate with the Nazis. Later, regretting his cowardice, he joins a partisan detachment. There is a strong disagreement between the commander and the commissar of the detachment over Lazarev. Finally, the commander insists on giving Lazarev a chance: they will put him through the test in a reconnaissance operation scouting out the area roads.
The film was awarded the State Premium of the USSR (1988).
1024 PROSTAYA SMERT (A SIMPLE DEATH)
1985, 67 min., b/w
Written and directed by: Aleksander Kaidanovsky, camera: Yuri Klimenko, production designer: Alexei Rudyakov, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Loosely based on Lev Tolstoy’s short story “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”
The world and life itself, seen through the eyes of the hero of the film, turn out to be totally indifferent to his pain and sufferings. Unexpectedly, at the very moment of his death he experiences a sense of relief and tranquility.
1025 PROTIVOSTOYANIYE (CONFRONTATION)
1985, 5 parts, 392 min., color
Director: Semyon Aranovich, screenplay: Yulian Semyonov, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Alexander Knaifel, sound: Eduard Vanunts
Cast: Oleg Basilashvili, Andrey Boltnev, Yuri Kuznetsov, Murman Dzhinoriya, Viktor Gogolev, Olga Semyonova, Alexander Filippenko, Yelizaveta Nikishchikhina, Stanislav Sadalsky, Sergei Bekhterev, Natalya Saiko, Valdimir Golovin, Vitautas Paukshte
Based on Yulian Semyonov’s novel of the same title.
The same “hand” can be traced to involvement in several dreadful crimes committed years apart. Colonel Kostenko, investigating the case realizes that in order to find the criminal he will have to look into the years of World War II.
1026 RADI NESKOLKIKH STROCHEK (FOR A FEW LINES)
1985, 77 min., color
Director: Alexander Rogozhkin, screenplay: Arkady Krasilshchikov, camera: Ivan Bagayev, production designer: Stanislav Romanovsky, misic:Algidras Paulavichyus, sound: Nikolai Astakhov
Cast: Nikita Mikhailovsky, Nelly Popova, Vladimir Olekseyenko, Anton Adasinsky, Vladimir Yeriomin, Anatoly Grachev, Yuri Dubrovin, Aleksei Buldakov, Valery Zakharyev, Sergei Prokhanov
Loosely based on Mikhail Alekseyev’s novel “A Division Newsletter”
Advancing Red Army troops have reached the Soviet state border in the Carpathian mountains. The division newspaper office is located near the front line. The film describes the everyday work of war reporters, shows the brief encounters between people, love and loss.
1027 REIS DVESTI DVADTSAT DVA (FLIGHT 222)
1985, 2 parts, 130 min., color
A political detective
Written and directed by: Sergei Mikaelyan, camera: Sergei Astakhov, production designer: Elizaveta Urlina, misic: Sergei Banevich, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Larisa Polyakova, Nikolai Kochnev, Nikolai Alyoshin, Alexander Babanov, Yevgeny Yakhontov, German Katyushenko, Vilnis Bekkeris, Georgy Karelsky
American authorities prevent the departure of a Soviet airliner because they are trying to persuade a Soviet actress to defect.
1028 SNEGUROCHKU VYZYVALI? (DID YOU CALL THE SNOW MAIDEN?)
1985, 67 min., color
Director: Valentin Morozov, screenplay: Nina Davydova, Stanislav Alexandrov, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Alexander Mnatsakanyan, sound: Mikhail Viktorov
Cast: Irina Alfyorova, Vladimir Menshov, Olga Volkova, Ivan Krasko, Nikolai Lavrov, Kolya Ivanovsky
Every year at the end of December Svetlana Nechayeva, a drama theatre actress, puts on the costume of the Snow Maiden. This year the unexpected an happens: her partner, who usually plays the part of Santa Claus, suddenly falls ill and their driver Sergeyev volunteers to play his part.
1029 SON V RUKU ILI CHEMODAN (A DREAM COME TRUE OR THE SUITCASE)
1985, 67 min., color
Director: Ernest Yasan, screenplay: Vladimir Lobanov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Vladimir Basov, Jr., Irina Malysheva, Alexander Kuznetsov, Natalya Yagunova, Zoya Kratirova, Vladimir Yeremin, Ernst Romanov, Olga Volkova
A young reporter, Pavel Tyurin, has been recently released from military service. He gets his first serious assignment: to write a satirical story, that offends some very influential persons.
1030 SOPERNITSY (THE RIVALS)
1985, 87 min., color
Director: Viktor Sadovsky, screenplay: Valentin Yezhov, Viktor Sadovsky, camera: Viktor Karasyov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vladlen Chistyakov, sound: Vladimir Persov
After failing to win the gold medal in rowing and ending up with the silver, Natalya Ozernikova spends her vacation with her grandfather in the Crimea. There she meets wind-surfing enthusiasts. Fascinated by the beautiful and daring sport the heroine decides to take part in an international contest and finally regains her winning spirit.
1031 SOFIA KOVALEVSKAYA (SOFIA KOVALEVSKAYA)
1985, 3 parts, 218 min., color
Director: Ayan Shakhmaliyeva, screenplay: Dmitry Vasiliu, Boris
Dobrodeyev, camera: Sergei Yurizditsky, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Isaak Shwarts, sound: Konstantin Lashkov, Vladimir Persov
Cast: Yelena Safonova, Vladimir Letenkov, Aristarkh Livanov, Nataliya Sayko, Algimantas Masyulis, Yelena Solovey, Alexander Filippenko, Yelena Arzhanik, Lembit Ulfsak, Stanislav Landgraf, Yuri Solomin
The life and achievements of the prominent Russian mathematician, Sofia Kovalevskaya.
1032 CHUZHIYE ZDES NE KHODYAT (ALIENS ARE FORBIDDEN)
1985, 76 min., color, wide screen
Director:Anatoly Vekhotko, screenplay: Vladimir Valutsky, Pavel Finn, Roman Yershov, camera: Aleksander Chechulin, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Yefrem Podgayts, sound: Galina Lukina
Cast: Vladimir Basov, Jr., Larisa Guzeyeva, Yuri Belyayev, Leonard Varfolomeyev, Sergei Kozyrev, Sergei Bekhterev
A crime has been committed; someone has stolen money from the safe of the fishermen's cooperative. The case is investigated by a young police lieutenant. According to one of the versions the suspect is the hardened criminal nicknamed ‘Chuma’ (the plague), who is hiding nearby.
1033 EI, NA LINKORE! (AHOY, ON A BATTLESHIP!)
1985, 41 min., color
Director: Sergei Snezhkin, screenplay: Valery Mnatsakanov, camera: Valery Martynov, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic:Sergei Banevich, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Rolan Bykov, Mikhail Matveyev, Igor Strunin, Vakhtang Panchulidze
Three seamen, people of different ages, find themselves in a Leningrad hospital ward. The relations of ordinary roommates grow into true friendship.
1034 DETSKAYA PLOSHCHADKA (CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND)
1986, 77 min., color
Director: Svetlana Proskurina, screenplay: Pavel Finn, camera: Tatyana Loginova, production designer: Boris Bykov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Darya Shpalikova, Vadim Lyubshin, Nikolai Lavrov, Viktor Proskurin, Natalya Yegorova
Jeanna, who grew up in an orphanage, works at a factory. Roman is an ambulance car driver. The young couple lived happily until the moment when Roman got involved in activities of a gang of thieves.
1035 DZHEK VOSMYORKIN — AMERIKANETS (JACK VOSMYORKIN — AN AMERICAN)
1986, 3 parts, 201 min., color
In 1987 a 2-part cineversion was released
Director: Yevgeny Tatarsky, screenplay: Arkady Tyagai, Anatoly Kozak, Yevgeny Tatarsky, camera: Valery Mulgaut, production designer: Viktor Amelchenkov, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Mikhail Viktorov
Cast: Alexander Kuznetsov, Lubov Malinovskaya, Irina Rakshina, Mikhail Vaskov, Lev Durov, Nadezhda Smirnova, Yevgeny Yevstigneyev, Alexander Galibin
Yasha Vosmyorkin came to America when he was a small boy. When he heard that the Revolution took place in Russia he decided to return home. This is how Yasha, who changed in America his name to Jack, became a farmer in Russia and began to realise his American ideas in Russia.
1036 ZHIZN KLIMA SAMGINA (KLIM SAMGIN’S LIFE)
1986, 14 parts, 16 h. 46 min., color
Director: Viktor Titov, screenplay: Alexander Lapshin, Viktor Titov, camera: Vladimir Ilyin, production designer: Yuri Pugach, misic: Nikolay Martynov, sound: Nataliya Avanesova
Cast: Andrei Rudensky, Yelena Solovey, Ernst Romanov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Valentina Yakunina, Sergei Koltakov, Yakov Stepanov, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Sergei Bekhterev, Mikhail Gluzsky, Natalya Yegorova, Natalya Gundareva, Alexei Zharkov, Irina Mazurkevich, Larisa Guzeyeva, Yevgeniya Glushenko, Alexander Galibin, Svetlana Smirnova, Andreis Zhagars, Alexander Kalyagin, Natalya Lapina, Andrei Boltnev, Igor Vladimirov
Based on Maxim Gorky’s novel of the same title.
Life of an intellectual Samgin is shown against backdrop of grand panorama of life in Russia in period of 1877 — 1917. A complicated and exceptional personality, Samgin is trying to find his way to preserve his individuality in difficult times of social cataclysms in Russia.
1037 ZA VETLUGOI REKOI (BEHIND THE VETLUGA RIVER)
1986, 88 min., color
Director: Sergei Linkov, screenplay: Radiy Kushnerovich, camera: Konstantin Ryzhov, production designer: Yelena Fomina, misic: Stanislav Vazhov, sound: Nataliya Levitina
Cast: Yanina Lisovskaya, Vasiliy Mishchenko, Maria Pastukhova, Nina Ruslanova
Life of a young woman living in village is quite commonplace... However, even the most prosaic everyday life can be full of poetry, turning everything that surrounds it in a kind of a song.
1038 ZNAYU TOLKO YA (I AM THE ONLY ONE TO KNOW)
1986, 89 min., color
Director: Karen Gevorkyan, screenplay: Anatoly Grebnev, camera: Genrich Marandzyan, production designer: Vsevolod Ulitko, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Eduard Vanunts
Cast: Pyotr Velyaminov, Tatyana Tashkova, Yekaterina Vasilyeva, Yuri Shlykov, Olga Melikhova, Sergei Kharchenko, Yuri Mogiltsev, Viktor Vorobyev, Maria Prizvan-Sokolova
A house is falling apart at our eyes. Trip of the lead character of the film, a famous architect into the past, his attempts to realise the full extent of his responsibility for the things that happened lead to a complete crash of his life.
1039 ISKLYUCHENIYE BEZ PRAVIL (EXEPTIONS WITHOUT RULES)
1986, almanach of short films based on short stories by Mikhail Mishin
1. GOLOS (VOICE)
25 min., color
Director: Vladimir Bortko, screenplay: Mikhail Mishin, camera: Anatoly Lapshov, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Gennady Korkhovoy
Say what you think and not what you are expected to say. This is the morale of this amusing tale, the hero of which all of a sudden began to use “stock phrases” in his everyday life.
2. ZOLOTAYA PUGOVITSA (GOLDEN BUTTON)
17 min., color
Director: Alexander Rogozhkin, screenplay: Mikhail Mishin, camera: Valery Martynov, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Algidras Paulavichus, sound: Leonid Izakov
Cast: Semyon Morozov, Yevgeny Artemyev, Tatyana Barkova, Vladimir Bogdanov, Sergei Bryantsev
Drawn to complete absurd situation in life of a dodger who regards his personal interests to be of paramount importance.
3. SKREPKI (PAPER CLIPS)
15 min., color
Director: Sergei Baranov, Valery Naumov, screenplay: Mikhail Mishin, camera: Sergei Yurizditsky, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Algidras Paulavichus, sound: Larisa Maslova
Cast: Alexander Galibin, Gennady Bogachev, Olga Volkova, Igor Yefimov
Authors of the film mock the idle talk, formalism and servility of the hero of the story.
4. EKSKURSANT (TOURIST)
38 min., color
Director: Viktor Buturlin, screenplay: Mikhail Mishin, camera: Vladimir Vasilyev, production designer: Vladimir Svetozarov, misic: Algidras Paulavichus, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Viktor Bychkov, Olga Samoshina
A toy factory worker due to his amazing likeness to a foreign tourist gets into a number of funny situations.
1040 KAK STAT ZVEZDOY (HOW TO BECOME A STAR)
1986, 2 parts, 52 min., color
Written and directed by: Vitaly Aksyonov, camera: Ivan Bagayev, production designer: Stanislav Romanovsky, misic: Viktor Reznikov, sound: Igor Vigdorchik
Cast: Vladimir Tatosov, Valery Leontyev, Anna Tveleneva, Tatyana Gakkel, Raimond Pauls, Harry Bash, Maksim Leonidov, Vyacheslav Polunin
Variety art show in which popular actors and musical stars participate.
1041 KRASNAYA STRELA (RED ARROW)
1986, 92 min., color, wide screen
Director: Iskander Khamrayev, Igor Sheshukov, screenplay: Edgar Dubrovsky, Alexander Ozhegov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Yevgeny Gukov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Yelena Smirnova, Andrei Smirnov, Vladimir Yeremin, Osvald Berzinsh, Ludmila Arinina, Galina Figlovskaya, Vadim Yakovlev, Maria Lavrova, Zoya Bogomolova, Alexander Vdovin, Artyom Karapetyan, Pyotr Shelokhonov, Vadim Lobanov, Sergei Bekhterev
Director of a large corporation gets an important state order. The story is focused on the analysis of crises of a leader belonging to an old formation.
1042 LEVSHA (LEFT-HANDER)
1986, 89 min., color
Satirical fairy tale
Written and directed by: Sergei Ovcharov, camera: Valery Fedosov, production designer: Nataliya Vasilyeva, misic: Igor Matsiyevsky, sound: Vladimir Persov
Based on Nikolai Leskov’s short story of the same title
A popular tale of a gifted gunsmith the Left-hander is told in a manner imitating the style of Russian traditional popular print.
1043 MIF (MYTH)
1986, 2 parts, 136 min., color
Director: Ayan Shakhmaliyeva, screenplay: Kirill Laskari, camera: Sergei Yurizditsky, production designer: Georgy Kropachev, misic: Alexander Knaifel, sound: Vladimir Persov
Cast: Regina Kuzmicheva, Maris Liepa, Lidiya Bozhozovskaya, Yevgeny Leven, Abessalom Loriya, Vladimir Zamansky, Gali Abaydulov
Loosely based on “The Twenty Third Pirouette”, a short story by Kirill Laskari
The story is focused on life of ballet dancers, their aspirations and searches for new ways in art, their personal dramas, hard exhausting labour and as a reward — brief moments of inspiration and happiness.
1044 NASH PAPA MAYONEZ (OUR DAD MAYONNAISE)
1986, 16 min., color
Director: Yuri Afanasyev, screenplay: Igor Ageyev, camera: Vladimir Brylyakov, production designer: Mikhail Gerasimov, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
Cast: Lyudmila Arinina, Yelena Ageyeva, Vladimir Yeryemin, Yelena Kondulainen, Ernst Romanov, Illarion Naidenko, Natasha Novysh
1045 PISMA MYORTVOGO CHELOVEKA (LETTERS OF THE DEAD MAN)
1986, 88 min., color, wide screen
Director: Konstantin Lopushansky, screenplay: Konstantin Lopushansky, Vyacheslav Ryubakov, Boris Strugatsky, camera: Nikolai Prokoptsev, production designers: Yelena Amshinskaya, Viktor Ivanov, misic: Alexander Zhurbin, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhailov, Alexander Sabinin, Nora Gryakalova, Vera Mayorova, Vatslav Dvorzhetsky, Svetlana Smirnova, Nikolai Alkanov
Nuclear blast on an American military base killed the majority of population, those who survived are doomed to die slowly. Among them is a small group of children, hiding in catacombs. Trying to conceal the cause of the disaster a group of militarists uses it as a pretext to start World War III.
The film was awarded the Vasilyev Brothers’ State Premium of the RSFSR (1987).
1046 PLATA ZA PROYESD (FARE)
1986, 93 min., color
Director: Vyacheslav Sorokin, screenplay: Pavel Fomin, camera: Yuri Vorontsov, production designer: Vladimir Bannykh, misic: Eduard Artemyev, sound: Nikolai Astakhov
Cast: Vladimir Knyazev, Anton Bychkov, Galina Dolya, Viktor Tzepayev, Yuri Kochegarov, Viktor Gogolev, Oleg Letnikov, Vladimir Litvinov, Alexander Tkachenok
Loosely based on Ilya Shtemler’s novel “Taxi Park”.
Oleg Sergachev was one of the best drivers in a taxi company. He was on good terms with everybody, knew how to grease people’s palms. He lived without any troubles and enjoyed his life until the day when a new director came to work for the company.
1047 POSLEDNAYA DOROGA (THE LAST TRIP)
1986, 101 min., color
Historical — biographical drama
Director: Leonid Menaker, screenplay: Yakov Gordin, Leonid Menaker, camera: Vladimir Kovzel, production designer: Marksen Gaukhman-Sverdlov, misic: Andrei Petrov, sound: Oksana Strugina
Cast: Alexander Kalyagin, Vadim Medvedev, Irina Kupchenko, Yelena Karadzhova, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Gediminas Storpirshtis, Andrei Myagkov, Anna Kamenkova, Sergei Sazontyev, Vyacheslav Yezepov, Albert Filozov, Ivan Krasko, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Sergei Zhigunov
The story takes its beginning on the night of January 27, 1837, when all the main events leading to the tragic end of Alexander Pushkin’s life have already happened. Ahead are the Chyornaya river... the duel... the death of the poet.
1048 PRI OTKRYTYKH DVERYAKH (WITH OPEN DOORS)
1986, 2 parts, 134 min., color
Director: Ernest Yasan, screenplay: Valentin Azernikov, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Georgy Garanyan, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Viktor Mikhailov, Tatyana Vasilyeva, Nina Ruslanova, Stanislav Landgraf, Nikolai Volkov, Jr., Alexei Mironov, Olga Volkova, Semyon Farada, Irina Rozanova, Nina Usatova, Andrei Tolubeyev
Based on Viktor Azernikov’s play of the same title
What prevents heroes of this film from being sincere with each other? Habitual dual moral standards, when there is truth “for oneself” and “for other people”, when it is regarded to be normal to say one thing and to do the other.
1049 PRORYV (BREAK THROUGH)
1986, 99 min., color, wide screen
Director: Dmitry Svetozarov, screenplay: Albina Shulgina, camera: Sergei Astakhov, production designer: Mikhail Suzdalov, misic: Andrei Makarevich, Alexander Zaitsev, Alexander Kutikov, sound: Leonid Shumyacher
Cast: Oleg Borisov, Andrei Rostotsky, Yuri Demich, Mikhail Danilov, Alexander Susnin, Yuri Kuznetsov, Andrei Krasko, Vladimir Baranov, Valery Kravchenko, Yuri Oskin, Yuri Solovyev, Nikolai Burov, Natalya Akimova
The story is based on real events: a soil sank on one of the sections of subway being constructed in Leningrad...Subway builders take up the challenge.
1050 PRIKLYUCHENIYA SHERLOKA HOLMSA I DOKTORA VATSONA. DVADTSATY VEK NACHINAYETSYA. (ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BEGINS.)
1986, 2 parts, 157 min., color
Written and directed by: Igor Maslennikov, camera: Yuri Veksler, production designer:Isaac Kaplan, misic: Vladimir Dashkevich, sound: Asya Zvereva
Cast: Vasily Livanov, Vitaly Solomin, Bronislav Brondukov, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Boris Kluyev, Alexander Romantsov, Yelena Safonova, Larisa Guseyeva, Igor Yefimov, Viktor Koretsky, Leonid Kuravlyov, Rina Zelionaya
Loosely based on short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
1051 PROSTI (FORGIVE ME)
1986, 84 min., color, wide screen
Director: Ernst Yasan, screenplay: Viktor Merezhko, camera: Ivan Bagayev, production designer: Stanislav Romanovsky, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Galina Golubeva
Cast: Natalya Andreichenko, Igor Kostolevsky, Viktor Merezhko, Alexandra Yakovleva, Alisa Freinlikh, Vladimir Menshov, Alexei Zharkov, Tatyana Mikhailova, Masha Merezhko, Alexander Kuznetsov, Olga Volkova
The heroine of the film finds out that her husband has a young mistress and tries to pay him in his own coin. The attempt results in a tragedy. Going through dramatic experience she realises that she should keep her family.
1052 SENTIMENTALNOYE PUTESHESTVIYE NA KARTOSHKY (A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY WITH A HARVESTING TEAM)
1986, 83 min., color, wide screen
Director: Dmitry Dolinin, screenplay: Andrei Smirnov, camera: Vladimir Ivanov, production designer: Boris Burmistrov, misic: Vitaly Chernitsky, sound: Alexander Gruzdev
Cast: Filipp Yankovsky, Anzhelika Nevolina, Pyotr Semak, Andrei Gusev, Vasily Arkanov, Nikolai Ustinov, Yevgeniya Barkhan, Fyodor Valikov, Elvira Kolotukhina, Sergei Russkin
A youngster who is a city-dweller and “mother’s darling” enters a college and is sent with a group of students to a collective farm to harvest potatoes. Here he goes through the first painful experiences: getting in love, disappointment and cruelty of human relations.
1053 SKAZANIYE O KHRABROM KHOCHBARE (TALE OF BRAVE KHOCHBAR)
The story is set in the 17th century is Dagestan. Young man Khochbar is accompanying Saadat, the daughter of the ruler of Khunzakhsky khanate, married for political reasons to the son of the ruler of Kaspian lands. During the long journey the two young people come to love each other which leads to tragedy.
Director: Alexander Sokurov, screenplay: Yuri Arabov, camera: Sergei Yurizditsky, production designer: Yelena Amshinskaya, sound: Vladimir Persov
Cast: Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Alla Osipenko, Tatyana Yegorova, Dmitry Bryantsev, Vladimir Zamansky, Viktoriya Amitova, Irina Sokolova, Vadim Zhuk, Andrei Reshetin, Ilya Revin, Vladimir Dmitriyev
Loosely based on Bernard Shaw’s play “Heartbreak House”.
World War I. Full of guests house of old captain Shotover resembles Noah’s Ark. It may seem that life outside the house has nothing to do with the life of its inhabitants: a flirtation turning into a nonsense, love drama which hides the hatred, pain and sorrow in emptiness which is condensing to the point of explosion.
1055 SOSHEDSHIYE S NEBES (DESCENDED FROM HEAVENS)
1986, 80 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nataliya Troshchenko, screenplay: Vladimir Kunin, camera: Alexander Chechulin, production designer: Rimma Narinyan, misic: Diana Smorgonskaya, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Vera Glagoleva, Alexander Abdulov, Yelena Popova, Yuri Belyayev, Kirill Alexeyev, Oleg Melenevsky, Nikolai Ivanov, Viktor Kostetsky
Loosely based on Alexei Kapler’s novel “Two of Twenty Million”
1056 TIKHOYE SLEDSTVIYE (QUIET INVESTIGATION)
1986, 68 min., color, wide screen
Director: Alexander Pashovkin, screenplay: Alexander Mindadze, camera: Alexander Chechulin, Vladimir Dyakonov, production designer: Yelizaveta Urlina, misic: Mark Minkov, sound: Galina Gorbonosova
Cast: Alexei Buldakov, Vladimir Kuznesov, Mikhail Danilov, Igor Dobryakov, Nikolai Lavrov, Fyodor Odinokov, Valery Priyemykhov, Svetlana Smirnova, Alexei Susnin
Based on Sergei Rodionov’s novel “Cambrian Clay”
Detective Ryabinkin is commissioned to investigate the case of gasoline waste. His predesessor was removed from the investigation. Investigating the case Ryabinkin makes a mistake which results in the death of the suspect.
1057 FUETE (FOUETTE)
1986, 100 min., color
Directors: Vladimir Vasilyev, Boris Yermolayev, screenplay: Boris Yermolayev, Savva Kulish, camera: Valery Mironov, production designers: Mikhail Shcheglov, Yelizaveta Urlina, music from compositions by Bach, Mozart, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Oleg Karavaychuk, A. Bolchev, sound: Garri Belenky
Cast: Yekaterina Maksimova, Vladimir Vasilyev, Nataliya Bolshakova, Angelina Kabarova, Valentin Gaft, Konstantin Zaklinsky, Alla Osipenko, Olga Samoshina, Aristarkh Livanov, Svyatoslav Kuznetsov, Maria Berggolts, Yevgeny Kolobov, Vladimir Vorobyov
Ballerina Yelena Knyazeva is going through a crises in her artistic life, further complicated by personal problems.
1058 APELLYATSIYA (THE APPEAL)
1987, 91 min., color, wide screen
Director: Valery Guryanov, screenplay: Edward Volodarsky, camera: Vadim Grammatikov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Diana Smorgonskaya, sound: Eleonora Kazanskaya
Cast: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Vladimir Konkin, Vsevolod Sanayev, Vsevolod Shilovski, Vadim Lobanov, Marina Troshina, Viktor Kartashov, Igor Yefimov, Anatoly Rudakov
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Viktor Grebeniuk.
Pressured by First Secretary of the District Party Committee, the meeting of the Party Bureau dismissed the collective farm agronomist Boris Kholmovoy and stripped him of Party membership, allegedly for arbitrary conduct. Disagreeing with the decision of the District Party Committee, he appeals against it...
1059 BASHNYA (THE TOWER)
1987, 89 min., color
Director: Viktor Tregubovich, screenplay: Alexander Alexandrov, camera: Valery Myulgaut, production designers: Grachiya Mekinyan, Mikhail Gavrilov, misic: Igor Tsvetkov, sound: Natalya Levitina
Cast: Olga Ostroumova, Vadim Lobanov, Georgy Burkov, Sergei Sazontyev, Ivan Agafonov, Raisa Ryazanova, Irina Apeximova, Alexei Yasulovich, Svetlana Gaitan
Close to the highway there is a water tower, with the mechanic, his wife and adopted invalid son living inside the fencing. Shortly they are joined by a family living in the capital, forced to seek shelter due to their car's failure. The visitors' stay is going to be extensive, later to develop into a tragedy...
1060 BELOYE PROKLYATIYE (THE WHITE CURSE)
1987, 81 min., color, wide screen
Director: Nikolai Kovalsky, screenplay: Igor Fyodorov, camera: Nikolai Stroganov, production designer: Larisa Shilova, misic: Viktor Lebedev, sound: Harry Belenky
Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Alexandra Aasmae (Yakovleva), Viktor Bychkov, Larisa Guzeyeva, Igor Dmitriyev, Gennady Nilov, Anna Tveleneva
Loosely based on a novel of the same title by Viktor Sanin.
1061 VEZUCHY CHELOVEK (THE LUCKY MAN)
1987, 2 parts, 139 min., color
Director: Igor Sheshukov, screenplay: Yuri Chernyakov, camera: Vladimir Burykin, production designer: Vladislav Orlov, misic: Vadim Bibergan, sound: Leonid Gavrichenko
Cast: Vladimir Kashpur, Alexander Pashutin, Lev Borisov, Yuri Demich, Alexei Krychenkov, Alexander Susnin
Loosely based on “A Lapse”, a novel by Yuri Chernyakov
The main character is a tactful, sympathetic person; as often as not, he just gets lucky. His ability to change the lives of those close to him to the better, springing from the traits of his personality, is fully revealed...
1062 VZLOMSCHIK (THE BURGLAR)
1987, 90 min., color
Director: Valery Ogorodnikov, screenplay: Valery Priyemykhov, camera: Valery Mironov, production designer: Viktor Ivanov, misic: Viktor Kisin, sound: Aliakper Gasan-zade
After the death of his mother, the thirteen-year-old Semyon steps in to assume the responsibility for his family. He dreams of his father's giving up his drinking and of his elder brother's fully developing his talent for performing rock music. For their sakes, Semyon will do anything...
The film was awarded the Special FIPRESSI Premium at the International Film Festival in Venice (1987).
1063 VICTORIA (BUMAZHNY PATEFON) (VICTORIA (THE PAPER GRAMOPHONE)
1987, 87 min., color
Director: Dmitry Dolinin, screenplay: Alexander Chervinski, camera: Lev Kolganov, production designer: Vladimir Kostin, misic: Gennady Banschikov, sound: Boris Andreyev
Cast: Lika Nevolina, Gleb Soshnikov, Yelizaveta Nikischikhina, Nikolai Pastukhov, Grazhina Baykshtite, Bayba Indriksone
Loosely based on “O My Fortune”, a play by Alexander Chervinski.
The first post-war years. Life is still very hard. Two young people longing for love and warmth, a very young schoolteacher and a cadet, chance to meet...