Destiny Of Man

Destiny Of Man

Cast: Sergei Bondarchuk, Zinaida Kirienko, Pavlik Boriskin, Yuri Averin

     
 
Russian filmmaker Sergei Bondarchuk is both director and star of this melancholy wartime fable. Bondarchuk portrays Andrey Sokolov, a World War II-era Soviet citizen who is captured by Nazis. He goes through hell, but is sustained by the possibility that someday he'll be reunited with his loved ones. Upon his release, Sokolov discovers that his whole family has died

Overview

Russian filmmaker Sergei Bondarchuk is both director and star of this melancholy wartime fable. Bondarchuk portrays Andrey Sokolov, a World War II-era Soviet citizen who is captured by Nazis. He goes through hell, but is sustained by the possibility that someday he'll be reunited with his loved ones. Upon his release, Sokolov discovers that his whole family has died during the war. Originally titled Sudba Cheloveka, Destiny of a Man represented Sergei Bondarchuk's directorial debut. Its international release in 1961 (two years after it was made) was a genuine eye-opener to film-critic curmudgeons who believed that Russian filmmakers, while brilliant in assembling propaganda pieces, were lacking in humanity and emotionalism. An enormous worldwide success, Destiny of a Man smoothed the path for the more spectacular Bondarchuk productions (War and Peace, Waterloo) still to come.Russian filmmaker Sergei Bondarchuk is both director and star of this melancholy wartime fable. Bondarchuk portrays Andrey Sokolov, a World War II-era Soviet citizen who is captured by Nazis. He goes through hell, but is sustained by the possibility that someday he'll be reunited with his loved ones. Upon his release, Sokolov discovers that his whole family has died during the war. Originally titled Sudba Cheloveka, Destiny of a Man represented Sergei Bondarchuk's directorial debut. Its international release in 1961 (two years after it was made) was a genuine eye-opener to film-critic curmudgeons who believed that Russian filmmakers, while brilliant in assembling propaganda pieces, were lacking in humanity and emotionalism. An enormous worldwide success, Destiny of a Man smoothed the path for the more spectacular Bondarchuk productions (War and Peace, Waterloo) still to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2003
UPC:
0014381387322
Original Release:
1959
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00

Special Features

Documentaries "Mikhail Sholokhov," "Sergey Bondarchuk," "Military Parade, November 7, 1941," "German Camps for War Prisoners," "Victory Day"; Cast and crew filmographies; Photo album; Coming soon; Interactive menu: Russian, English, French; Sound Options Dolby Digital 5.1: Russian, English; Subtitles: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sergei Bondarchuk Andrey Sokolov
Zinaida Kirienko Irinia
Pavlik Boriskin Vanyushka
Yuri Averin Actor
K. Alekseev Actor
Pavel Vinnikov Actor
Yevgeny Teterin Actor
Anatoliy Chemodurov Actor
Lev Borisov Actor
Georgiy Shapovalov Actor
A. Novikov Actor
Alexander Kuznetsov Actor
V. Markin Actor
Yevgeny Kudryashov Actor
Pyotr Savin Actor
Yevgeniya Melnikova Actor

Technical Credits
Sergei Bondarchuk Director
Veniamin Basner Score Composer
Tatyana Lihachyova Editor
Yriy Lukin Screenwriter
Vladimir Monakhov Cinematographer
Ippolit Novoderezhkin Art Director
Fyodor Shakhamagonov Screenwriter
Sergei Voronkov Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Subtitles
      Russian
      French
      Spanish
      Dutch
      Japanese
      Swedish
      English
      German
      Italian
      Portuguese
      Hebrew
      Arabic
      Chinese
      Subtitles Off
   Sound Options
      Russian 5.1
      English 5.1
   Bonus Materials
      M. Sholokhov
      S. Bondarchuk
      Filmography
         Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
            War and Peace: Announcement
         Script Writer: Yuri Lukin
         Script Writer: Fyodor Shakhmagonov
         Cameraman: Vladimir Monakhov
         Composer: Veniamin Basner
            Operation Tiger: Announcement
         Writer: Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov
         Actor: Pavel Boriskin
         Actress: Zinaida Kirienko
      Photo Album
         Poster
      The Victory Day
      German Camps for War Prisoners
      Military Parade, November 7, 1941

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