The Chairman (1964 film)
Director Aleksei Saltykov
Writer Yuriy Nagibin
Country Soviet Union
|Release date December 28, 1964 (1964-12-28)|
Cast Mikhail Ulyanov (Yegor Trubnikov), Ivan Lapikov (Semyon Trubnikov), Nonna Mordyukova (Donya Trubnikova), Vyacheslav Nevinnyy (Pavel Markushev), Nikolai Parfyonov (Klyagin - First Secretary of the District Party Committee), Vladimir Etush (Colonel Kaloyev)
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The Chairman (Russian: Председатель, Predsedatel) is a 1964 Soviet drama film directed by Aleksei Saltykov and starring Mikhail Ulyanov, Nonna Mordyukova and Ivan Lapikov. This film was honored with a Second Prize at All-Union Film Festival in Kiev (1966).
After World War II ends, soldier Yegor Trubnikov comes back to his native village to restore the ruined collective farm facilities. Rebuilding the kolkhoz is as hard for him as fighting the war. Becoming chairman, he charges himself with the burden of responsibility not only for the collective farm business, but also for the destiny of the people who are so close to him.
The film (quite unusually for a Soviet movie) contains performance of a Christian religious hymn, Nearer, My God, to Thee (at 32nd minute).
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