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An Optimistic Tragedy (film)

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Director  Samson Samsonov
Music director  Vasiliy Dekhterev
Country  Soviet Union
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History, War
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Language  Russian
Optimistic Tragedy (film) movie poster
Release date  12 June 1963 (1963-06-12)
Writer  Samson Samsonov, Sofiya Vishnevetskaya, Vsevolod Vishnevskiy (play)
Screenplay  Samson Samsonov, Sofiya Vishnevetskaya
Cast  Margarita Volodina (Commissar), Boris Andreyev (Vozhak), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (Aleksey), Erast Garin (Vozhachok), Oleg Strizhenov (First officer), Gleb Strizhenov (Second officer)
Similar movies  Samson Samsonov directed Optimistic Tragedy and Miles of Fire

Optimistic Tragedy (Russian: Оптимистическая трагедия, translit. Optimisticheskaya tragediya) is a 1963 Soviet film directed by Samson Samsonov. It is based on the eponymous play by Vsevolod Vishnevsky and was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.

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Optimistic Tragedy was a Soviet blockbuster of 1963 with 46 millions tickets sold. The film was named Best Film of the Year and Margarita Volodina was named Best Actress of the Year by readers of the Soviet film magazine Sovetsky Ekran.

The film was shot in Sovscope 70 on black and white film stock. The prints were split into three films for exhibition in Kinopanorama 70 in some theatres.

Plot

During Russian Revolution of 1917, the Marine squad, led by anarchist leader Vozhak (Boris Andreyev) starts the revolt. The Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party sends a woman Commissar (Margarita Volodina) to form Red Army battalion from the marines to take part in the Russian Civil War.

Cast

  • Margarita Volodina as Commissar
  • Boris Andreyev as Vozhak
  • Vyacheslav Tikhonov as Aleksey
  • Vsevolod Sanayev as Sipliy
  • Erast Garin as Vozhachok
  • Oleg Strizhenov as First officer
  • References

    An Optimistic Tragedy (film) Wikipedia


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