Release dateOctober 12, 1970 (1970-10-12) WriterYevgeni Gabrilovich, Gleb Panfilov Featured songsCome prima, Man of Mystery ScreenplayGleb Panfilov, Yevgeny Gabrilovich CastInna Churikova (Pasha Stroganova / Joan of Arc), Valentina Telichkina (Valya (as V. Telichkina)), Tatyana Stepanova (Katya (as T. Stepanova)), Leonid Kuravlyov (Arkadi (as L. Kuravlyov)), Mikhail Kononov (Pavlik (as M. Kononov)), Nina Skomorokhova (Zina (as N. Skomorokhova)) Similar moviesJoan of Arc movies, Soviet Union movies, Dramas
A plain actress has an affair with a weak-willed husband while filming a movie about Joan of Arc.
Nachalo (Russian: , "The Beginning") is a 1970 Soviet drama film directed by Gleb Panfilov and starring Inna Churikova as Pasha, a factory worker and small time actress whose life is transformed first by falling in love with the married Arkady (Leonid Kuravlyov) and then by being offered the lead in a movie about Joan of Arc.
A film-in-film story set in a provincial town in Russia. Pasha is an amateur actress who plays a witch at a local club, but her dream is to play Joan of Arc. In a strike of luck she is cast as Joan of Arc in a big screen film. Now she is torn between her luck and her love to Arkadi (Kuravlev) who is a married man.