THE COLD SUMMER OF 1953 / DER KALTE SOMMER DES JAHRES 1953 / HOLODNOE LETO 1953 /
Shortly after Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, Lavrenty Beria, the omnipotent NKVD Minister, granted a broad amnesty. Due to it, going at large were hardened criminals that had been convicted for grave offenñes. Wreaking havoc in the taiga in search of food and transportation, the bandits come across a small village where two amnestied political prisoners are waiting for the arrival of a boat. It fell to those two – the middle-aged Kopalych and the young Luzga – to defend the helpless villagers from the convicts. The great Russian actor Anatoly Papanov played his last role (Kopalych) in this film.
Interview with the film’s director Alexander Proshkin;
Documentaries about Anatoly Papanov, Lavrenty Beria, and the funeral of Joseph Stalin;
Coming on DVD.
Valery Priemykhov, Anatoly Papanov, Victor Stepanov, Nina Usatova, Zoya Buryak, Yuri Kuznetsov, Vladimir Kashpur, Sergei Vlasov, Boris Plotnikov, Victor Kosykh, Yelizaveta Solodova
Produktionsland: Russland., 1988.
Laufzeit: 96 Minuten
Regionalkode: 0 (All)
Color-Mode: Colored / Farbe
Sound/Sprachen: Russian, English, French
Subtitles/Untertitel: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Herbew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese