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And Quiet Flows the Don 

With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rupert Everett ...  Grigory
Delphine Forest Delphine Forest ...  Aksinia
F. Murray Abraham ...  Pantaley
Ben Gazzara ...  Gen. Secretov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorenzo Amato Lorenzo Amato ...  Mitka Korshunov (2006)
Natalya Andreychenko ...  Daria (2006)
Mikhail Baskov Mikhail Baskov ...  Koshevoy
Alexander Bespalis Alexander Bespalis ...  Prokhor Zykov (2006)
Alyona Bondarchuk ...  Natalia (2006) (as Elena Bondarchuk)
Sergey Bondarchuk ...  Gen. Krasnov
Douglas Dean ...  Koshevoy (voice)
Vladimir Gostyukhin ...  Petr (2006)
Alexander Jharkov Alexander Jharkov ...  Ivan Alexeevich
Nikolay Karachentsov
Gennadi Karnovich-Valua ...  Gen. Lysytzyn
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With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful characters. The story concerns the fluctuating fortunes of Grigory Melekhov, a young Cossack who is both a hero and a victim of the uprising. Written by Mark E. Gubarenko

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Drama | Romance | War

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UK | Russia

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

7 November 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tikhiy Don See more »

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Russia See more »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.80 : 1
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Trivia

An unfinished version of the film has been shown at the Film Market of the 1993 Cannes Festival. See more »

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Referenced in Karnavalnaya noch 2, ili 50 let spustya (2007) See more »

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A modern adaptation of the epic and tragic story by Shokolov, Quiet Flows The Don.
22 May 2009 | by krscotSee all my reviews

The film follows the fortunes and life of Grigory (Everett), his loves and his family and village by the Don during the period 1914 - early 1920s, bringing out the tragic history of the Don Cossaks, riven by WW1, the Russian Revolution and the Civil War. Grigory, the youngest son, is conscripted for WW1, sympathises with the Soviet revolution, but in the confusion of the Civil War finds himself on the side of the Whites as the Cossaks are divided. This version (the third filmed) features Ruppert Everett, Ben Gazzara and Murray Abrahams, as well as Russian actors. It is 7 hours long, and was shown in 7 episodes on Russian television. It probably does not do the book (often compared with War and Peace) justice and seems to have been cut down with events sometimes seeming a little disjointed, but it does give a flavour of what to expect from reading the book. Despite it's international cast it did not get the international release it deserved. It is available in Russian language on video, in Russia, which is where I got my copy.


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