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Shine, Shine, My Star (1970)

Gori, gori, moya zvezda (original title)
The story of a young actor during the Civil War years who drives around the countryside giving free performances in order to bring art to the masses.

Director:

Aleksandr Mitta

Writers:

Yuli Dunsky (as Yu. Dunskiy), Valeri Frid (as V. Frid) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Oleg Tabakov ... Vladimir Iskremas
Oleg Efremov ... khudozhnik Fyodor
Evgeniy Leonov ... Pashka
Elena Proklova ... Krysya
Leonid Dyachkov ... Okhrim
Leonid Kuravlyov ... komissar Serdyuk
Vladimir Naumov ... Stabs kapitan
Marlen Khutsiev ... Knyaz (as M. Khutsiyev)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikaela Drozdovskaya ... Zhena stabs-kapitana (as M. Drozdovskaya)
Anatoliy Eliseev Anatoliy Eliseev ... Vakhromeyev (as A. Yeliseyev)
Aleksandr Filippenko ... Belyy ofitser (as A. Filippenko)
Lyudmila Khelmitskaya Lyudmila Khelmitskaya ... Anyuta (as L. Khmelnitskaya)
Nonna Mordyukova ... Madam (as N. Mordyukova)
Irina Murzayeva ... Tapersha (as I. Murzayeva)
Tatyana Nepomnyashchaya Tatyana Nepomnyashchaya ... Margarita Vlasyevna (as T. Nepomnyashchaya)
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The story of a young actor during the Civil War years who drives around the countryside giving free performances in order to bring art to the masses.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

28 September 1970 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Shine, Shine, My Star See more »

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Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The self-ironic russian cinema is worth a look, take this one.
20 February 2001 | by KastenfroschSee all my reviews

This late 60s Russian films is set in 1920, just 3 years after the October revolution. Folks had the choice between red and white, revolution and contra revolution. In that torn-apart-time, one man, the comedian Wolodja, tries to mediate, not between different ideologies, but social life and art.

While others just want to wash away their gloom, he reflects on the everyday sorrows and the role of art in that time of changes.

Like in most Russian films, not only of that time, you have to read between the lines, to get the whole meaning. Although its basic atmosphere is quite tempered, there is a much darker, more realistic inhere. The self-ironic Russian cinema is worth a look, take this one.


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