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Lev KULESHOV
Лев КУЛЕШОВ
Lev KOULECHOV
 
USSR, 1933, 95 mn 
Black and white, fiction

The Great Consoler

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Великий утешитель

 

 Le Grand Consolateur

 Velikiy uteshitel


 
Directed by : Lev KULESHOV (Лев КУЛЕШОВ)
Writing credits : Lev KULESHOV (Лев КУЛЕШОВ), Aleksandr KURS (Александр КУРС)
 
Cast
Mikhail DORONIN (Михаил ДОРОНИН)
Andrei FAIT (Андрей ФАЙТ) ...Ben Brans
Pyotr GALADZHEV (Петр ГАЛАДЖЕВ) ...Adams le banquier
Andrei GORCHILIN (Андрей ГОРЧИЛИН)
Konstantin KHOKHLOV (Константин ХОХЛОВ) ...Bill Porter dit O’Henry
Aleksandra KHOKHLOVA (Александра ХОХЛОВА) ...Dulcie
Vasili KOVRIGIN (Василий КОВРИГИН) ...Le directeur de la prison
Galina KRAVCHENKO (Галина КРАВЧЕНКО)
Ivan NOVOSELTSEV (Иван НОВОСЕЛЬЦЕВ) ...Jim Valentine
Veiland RODD (Вейланд РОДД) ...Le détenu noir
Daniil VVEDENSKY (Даниил ВВЕДЕНСКИЙ) ...Le surveillant
 
Cinematography : Konstantin KUZNETSOV (Константин КУЗНЕЦОВ)
Production design : Lev KULESHOV (Лев КУЛЕШОВ)
Music : Zinovi FELDMAN (Зиновий ФЕЛЬДМАН)
Sound : Leonid OBOLENSKY (Леонид ОБОЛЕНСКИЙ)
Production : Mejrbpom-film
Release date in Russia : 17/11/1933
 

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : Ruscico (Hyperkino). 2010.
DVD Hyperkino
Disc 1 film with optional subtitles : EN FR AL ES PO
DVD available on the English site www.moviemail-online.co.uk

Plot synopsis
<...>The film takes place in America in 1899, and in its principal plot depicts Bill Porter, who is the great consoler of the title, in prison. His writing skills earn him privileges from the governor and he is spared the inhumane treatment meted out to other prisoners. Porter is very much aware of the brutality around him but, mindful of his better conditions, refuses to write about prison life. He prefers to console his less-well-treated friends, and indeed all his readers, with excessively romantic fantasies in which good invariably triumphs.<...>
Source : www.ce-review.org
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- 'Il Cinema Ritrovato' Festival, Bologna (Italy), 2008
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005


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