Friedrich ERMLER
Фридрих ЭРМЛЕР
Friedrich ERMLER
USSR, 1943, 80mn 
Black and white, fiction
She Defends her Motherland
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Она защищает Родину

 

 Elle défend la patrie

 Ona zashchichchaet Rodinu

 
Directed by : Friedrich ERMLER (Фридрих ЭРМЛЕР)
Writing credits : Aleksey KAPLER (Алексей КАПЛЕР)
 
Cast
Vera MARETSKAYA (Вера МАРЕЦКАЯ ) ...Praskovya Lukyanova, Camarade P
Pyotr ALEINIKOV (Пётр АЛЕЙНИКОВ) ...Senko
Nikolay BOGOLIUBOV (Николай БОГОЛЮБОВ) ...Loukjanov
Lidia SMIRNOVA (Лидия СМИРНОВА) ...Fenka
 
Cinematography : Vladimir RAPOPORT (Владимир РАПОПОРТ)
Music : Gavriil POPOV (Гавриил ПОПОВ)
Sound : Zakhar ZALKIND (Захар ЗАЛКИНД)
Production : Lenfilm, Tsors (Alma-Ata)
Restauration : Studios Gorki (rénovation 1966)
Release date in Russia : 20/05/1943
 

Plot synopsis
On the first day of the war fascists brutally killed the little son of a peasant woman Praskovya Lukyanova before the mother’s eyes. Her husband was also killed. Praskovya leaves the village. She goes to woods, organizes a partisan detachment and takes vengeance on the enemy.
The film was restored at the Gorky Film Studio in 1966.
 The authors of the film were honored the Stalin’s Prize of the USSR.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Construire, déconstruire, reconstruire au cinéma le mythe de la femme soviétique, Valéry KOSSOV, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Zoom arrière. Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2015
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005

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