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Bezhin Meadow

Country: Russia, Language: Russian | English, 31 mins

Original Title

Bezhin Lug
  • Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
  • Writer: Isaak Babel; Sergei M. Eisenstein
  • Producer: V. Ya. Babitsky; Boris Shumyatskiy

CGiii Comment

Destroyed by the Soviets, this lost film has been reconstructed using original slides...
 
The photography is remarkable...infused with a noble diginity and a tangible beauty.
 
It could have been a masterpiece - sadly, we will never know.
 
The wanton destruction of art...a continuing scourge.
 

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The(ir) Blurb...

A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society.

Cast & Characters

Viktor Kartashov as Stepok;
Nikolai Khmelyov as Peasant;
Pyotr Arzhanov as Political Commissioner;
Yekaterina Teleshova as President of Kolkhoz;
Nikolai Maslov as Arsonist; Yakov Zajtsev;
Stanislav Rostotsky as Boy;
Boris Zakhava as Stepok's Father

From the same director:

Battleship Potemkin