Aleksey BATALOV
Алексей БАТАЛОВ
Alekseï BATALOV
USSR / Czech Republic, 1972, 100mn 
Colour, fiction
The Gambler
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Игрок

 

 Le Joueur

 Igrok

 
Directed by : Aleksey BATALOV (Алексей БАТАЛОВ)
Writing credits : Mikhail OLSHEVSKI (Михаил ОЛЬШЕВСКИЙ)
Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel of the same title.
 
Cast
Nikolay BURLIAEV (Николай БУРЛЯЕВ) ...Le Joueur
Liubov DOBRZHANSKAYA (Любовь ДОБРЖАНСКАЯ)
Kirill GUN (Кирилл ГУН)
Tatyana IVANOVA (Татьяна ИВАНОВА)
Aleksandr KAIDANOVSKY (Александр КАЙДАНОВСКИЙ)
Inna KONDRATYEVA (Инна КОНДРАТЬЕВА)
Vsevolod KUZNETSOV (Всеволод КУЗНЕЦОВ) ...Le Général
Vasili LIVANOV (Василий ЛИВАНОВ)
Fyodor NIKITIN (Федор НИКИТИН)
Anatoli SHVEDERSKI (Анатолий ШВЕДЕРСКИЙ)
Georgi TEIKH (Георгий ТЕЙХ)
Itka ZELENOGORSKAIA (Итка ЗЕЛЕНОГОРСКАЯ)
 
Cinematography : Dmitry_2 MESKHIEV (Дмитрий_2 МЕСХИЕВ)
Production design : Isaac KAPLAN (Исаак КАПЛАН)
Music : Oleg KARAVAICHUK (Олег КАРАВАЙЧУК)
Production : Lenfilm, Barrandov
Release date in Russia : 05/03/1973
 

Plot synopsis
This lavish Soviet/Czech co-production is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's famous novel, The Gambler, which tells the story of a Russian living in Germany, in a gambling resort. This film is set at the turn of the century, and was filmed in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czechoslovakia. Played by Nikolai Burlyayev, the gambler succumbs completely to his addiction, using up every resource he has (human, spiritual and financial) in his wagering, finally becoming a rootless drifter. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008