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Destiny Of Man

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 ...
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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.
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2003
  • UPC: 014381387322
  • Original Release: 1959
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Russian, English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prologue, Pt. 1 [5:00]
2. Prologue, Pt. 2 [2:08]
3. I Was Happy, Pt. 3 [3:07]
4. I Was Happy, Pt. 4 [2:57]
5. I Was Happy, Pt. 5 [2:51]
6. It's War..., Pt. 6 [2:24]
7. It's War..., Pt. 7 [13:14]
8. It's War..., Pt. 8 [10:11]
9. Concentration Camp, Pt. 9 [3:23]
10. Concentration Camp, Pt. 10 [7:54]
11. Concentration Camp, Pt. 11 [6:04]
12. Concentration Camp, Pt. 12 [6:22]
13. The Bitter Taste of Victory, Pt. 13 [6:54]
14. The Bitter Taste of Victory, Pt. 14 [7:58]
15. Daddy!, Pt. 15 [4:55]
16. Daddy!, Pt. 16 [5:41]
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Menu

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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