Eldar RIAZANOV
Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ
Eldar RIAZANOV
USSR, 1962, 96mn 
Colour, fiction
The Hussar Ballad
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Гусарская баллада

 

 La Ballade du hussard

 Gusarskaya ballada

 
Directed by : Eldar RIAZANOV (Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ)
Writing credits : Gennadi_2 GLADKOV (Геннадий_2 ГЛАДКОВ), Eldar RIAZANOV (Эльдар РЯЗАНОВ)
Based on the play «Long-long Ago» by A. Gladkov
 
Cast
Yuri BELOV (Юрий БЕЛОВ)
Valentin BRYLEYEV (Валентин БРЫЛЕЕВ)
Larisa GOLUBKINA (Лариса ГОЛУБКИНА)
Vladimir GUSEV (Владимир ГУСЕВ)
Igor ILINSKY (Игорь ИЛЬИНСКИЙ)
Boris IVANOV (Борис ИВАНОВ)
Antoni KHODURSKY (Антоний ХОДУРСКИЙ)
Roman KHOMIATOV (Роман ХОМЯТОВ)
Viktor KOLTSOV (Виктор КОЛЬЦОВ)
Nikolay KRIUCHKOV (Николай КРЮЧКОВ)
Lev LIUBETSKY (Лев ЛЮБЕЦКИЙ)
Yuri MARTYNOV (Юрий МАРТЫНОВ)
Mikhail ORLOV (Михаил ОРЛОВ)
Aleksey POLEVOY (Алексей ПОЛЕВОЙ)
Lev POLIAKOV (Лев ПОЛЯКОВ)
Tatyana SHMYGA (Татьяна ШМЫГА)
Pavel SHPRINGFELD (Павел ШПРИНГФЕЛЬД)
Vladimir TROSHIN (Владимир ТРОШИН)
Yuri YAKOVLEV (Юрий ЯКОВЛЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Leonid KRAJNENKOV (Леонид КРАЙНЕНКОВ)
Production design : Mikhail BOGDANOV (Михаил БОГДАНОВ), Gennadi MIASNIKOV (Геннадий МЯСНИКОВ)
Music : Tikhon KHRENNIKOV (Тихон ХРЕННИКОВ)
Sound : Valery POPOV (Валерий ПОПОВ)
Production : Mosfilm
Spectators : 48,6 millions of spectators
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Plot synopsis
The year is 1812. Napoleon’s army has invaded Russia but a young lady, dressed in a hussar’s uniform, leaves her home to fight against the enemy. She leaves to find adventure, danger, intrigue and love. The patriotic young lady falls in love with a male soldier, but she seeks to win him over on her terms, as a fellow warrior. This is a sumptuous, romantic, melodramatic musical from one of the comic geniuses of Soviet cinema.
Source : www.russianresurrection.com
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Dix films soviétiques d’anthologie qui parlent d’amour, Alexandra GOUZEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2024
5 best Soviet movies about the Napoleonic Wars, Boris EGOROV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
Dix grands films soviétiques sortis dans les années 1960, Alexandra GOUZEVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
Les cinq meilleurs films soviétiques consacrés aux guerres napoléoniennes, Boris EGOROV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2023
20 потрясающих советских музыкальных фильмов [20 comédies musicales soviétiques exceptionnelles], Алексей ХРОМОВ, lifehacker.ru, 2022
Hussar Ballad: hussars, mentik and pistols - the best historical comedy film in the history of Russian cinema!, Svetlana DENISOVA, Vyacheslav SHPAKOVSKY, Top War, 2017
Героическая комедия и её герои [La comédie héroïque et ses héros], Oleg KOVALOV, cinematheque.ru, 2010
 
Reviews on Kinopoisk

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Soviet comedies, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- Soviet musicals, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- International Film Festival ANTARES, Sochi (Russia), 2024
- Semaine du cinéma russe à la cinémathèque d'Alger, Algiers (Algeria), 2023
- Best Soviet films according to Russia Beyond, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Thaw Films : 1953-1968, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2019
- Russian Film Festival For Another Russia, Paris (France), 2017
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2014
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- "Spirit of Fire" International Debut Film Festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2012
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
- Russian Resurrection Film Festival, Different cities (Australia), 2009
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2007
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2006

Photos and videos
 




Songs and words of the songs on pesnifilm.ru