Herbert RAPPAPORT
Герберт РАППАПОРТ
Herbert RAPPAPORT
USSR, 1943, 75mn 
Black and white, fiction
Vozdushnyy izvozchik
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Воздушный извозчик

 

 Air Cabby

 Voiturier du ciel

 
Directed by : Herbert RAPPAPORT (Герберт РАППАПОРТ)
Writing credits : Yevgeni PETROV (Евгений ПЕТРОВ)
 
Cast
Mikhail KUZNETSOV (Михаил КУЗНЕЦОВ)
Nina PETROPAVLOVSKAYA (Нина ПЕТРОПАВЛОВСКАЯ)
Grigori SHPIGEL (Григорий ШПИГЕЛЬ)
Lyudmila TSELIKOVSKAIA (Людмила ЦЕЛИКОВСКАЯ) ...Natacha
 
Production design : Vladimir YEGOROV (Владимир ЕГОРОВ)
Companies : TSOKS (ЦОКС)
Spectators : 15 million spectators in the USSR
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
The hero of the film, an experienced pilot Baranov working for the civil aviation, meets his passenger, a young singer Natasha Kulikova and they fall in love with each other. When the war begins Baranov demands to be transferred to fighter aircraft but his commanders order him to keep working as an “air cabby”.
On the day of Natasha’s debut at an opera theatre Baranov is sent with an important mission to enemy’s rear. On his way back he attacks fascist airplanes and shoots down one of them. Approaching Moscow he hears Natasha’s clear voice singing over the radio.
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009