Boris_2 IVANOV
Борис_2 ИВАНОВ
Boris_2 IVANOV
Aleksandr STOLPER
Александр СТОЛПЕР
Aleksandr STOLPER
USSR, 1943, 90mn 
Black and white, fiction
Zhdi menya
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Жди меня

 

 Wait for Me

 Attends-moi

 
Directed by : Boris_2 IVANOV (Борис_2 ИВАНОВ), Aleksandr STOLPER (Александр СТОЛПЕР)
Writing credits : Aleksandr STOLPER (Александр СТОЛПЕР)
Based on Konstantin Simonov's play of the same title
 
Cast
Boris BLINOV (Борис БЛИНОВ) ...Ermolov
Valentina SEROVA (Валентина СЕРОВА) ...Liza Ermolova
Andrei APSOLON (Андрей АПСОЛОН)
Mark BERNES (Марк БЕРНЕС)
Lyudmila GLAZOVA (Людмила ГЛАЗОВА)
Mikhail NAZVANOV (Михаил НАЗВАНОВ)
Lev SVERDLIN (Лев СВЕРДЛИН)
Yelena TIAPKINA (Елена ТЯПКИНА)
Nina ZORSKAYA (Нина ЗОРСКАЯ)
 
Cinematography : Samuil RUBASHKIN (Самуил РУБАШКИН)
Production design : Artur BERGER (Артур БЕРГЕР), Vladimir KAMSKY (Владимир КАМСКИЙ)
Music : Yuri BIRIUKOV (Юрий БИРЮКОВ), Nikolay KRIUKOV (Николай КРЮКОВ)
Companies : Mosfilm, Tsoks
Spectators : 15 million spectators in the USSR
Release Date in Russia : 01/11/1943
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
Melodrama based on the play of the same name by K. Simonov. Nikolay Ermolov, a pilot, underwent all the ordeals of the Great Patriotic War: he was shot down and burnt in the plane, fought the enemy alone and as a member of partisan detachment, was hit by a bullet not once. His closest friends lost all hope of his return. But his wife Liza in spite of the message of her husband’s death, believed and hoped. And her faith and love were rewarded.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

commentaries
Cinéma et régimes autoritaires au XXe siècle. Ecrans sous influence. Le festin pendant la peste, Françoise NAVAILH, kinoglaz.fr, 2010
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- L'URSS des cinéastes à la Cinémathèque française. 1917-1945 : deuxième partie, Paris (France), 2017
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Gels et dégels, une autre histoire du cinéma soviétique (1926-1968), Paris (France), 2002
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000

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