On December 14, 1825 the military units of the Russian army were supposed to swear their allegiance to the new czar, Nicholas I. Read More »
Tag Archives: Aleksey Batalov
The Cranes Are Flying (1957) Mikhail Kalatozov, Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev
As the clouds of war spread over Russia during Germany’s surprise invasion in 1941, the fervent young lovers Read More »
Dama s sobachkoy / The Lady with the Dog (1960) Iosif Kheifits, Iya Savvina, Aleksey Batalov, Nina Alisova, Drama, Romance
In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog. Read More »
The Overcoat / Shinel (1959) Aleksey Batalov, Rolan Bykov, Yuriy Tolubeev, Aleksandra Yozhkina, Drama
The Overcoat is a 1959 Soviet film directed by Aleksey Batalov, based on Nikolai Gogol story “The Overcoat”.
The story centers on the life and death of Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin, an impoverished government clerk and copyist in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg. Akaky is dedicated to his job as a titular councillor, taking special relish in the hand-copying of documents, though little recognized in his department for his hard work.
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