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Happiness [videorecording] = Schastʹe /
by Alexander Medvedkin.
imprint
[Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Icarus Films ; [2007?]
description
2 videodiscs (185 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Icarus Films ; [2007?]
standard identifier
854565001053
contents note
Happiness = Schastʹe (65 min.) (uncut restored version) / a silent film by Alexander Medvedkin -- The last Bolshevik = Le tombeau d'Alexandre (120 min.) / a film by Chris Marker ; Les Films de l'Astrophore ; Michael Kustow Productions ; La SEPT/Arte.
credits note
Happiness: camera, Gleb Troiansky ; music, Modest Mussorgsky.
general note
Dolby digital 2.0.
Happiness originally produced as a silent motion picture in 1934 ; The Last Bolshevik originally produced as a documentary in 1993.
Includes special features.
performer
Happiness cast: Petr Zinovʹev, Elena Egorova, Lidia Nevacheva.
abstract
Happiness: banned by Stalin, this satirical comedy used Russian folklore to bring humor to the Revolution. It tells the tale of a hapless mercenary loser, his wife Anna, his well-fed neighbor Foka, and also of a priest, a nun and other old relics.
The Last Bolshevik: Examines the life and work of Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin and gives a picture of life in the Soviet Union. Discusses the relation between art and politics in the Soviet Union.
language note
"Happiness" silent with Russian intertitles and English subtitles with piano score. "The last Bolshevik" in English or French (with some Russian), with optional English or French subtitles.
catalogue key
7072896
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD ; NTSC.

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