Call number: DVD-1013


CHIAURELI, Mikhail
Padenie Berlina [The Fall of Berlin]

Mosfil´m, 1949; released 21 January 1950
Screenplay: Mikhail Chiaureli and Petr Pavlenko
Photography: Leonid Kosmatov
Production design: Vladimir Kaplunovskii, Aleksei Parkhomenko
Music: Dmitrii Shostakovich
Song lyrics: Evgenii Dolmatovskii

Stalin					Mikhail Gelovani
Leaders of the Party  
   and the Soviet government		Maksim Shtraukh, Aleksei Gribov, Nikolai Ryzhov, 
					Gavriil Belov, Ruben Simonov, G. Pasechnik, 
					Aleksandr Khanov
Marshal Vasilevskii			Vladimir Liubimov
Marshal Zhukov				Fedor Blazhevich
Marshal Konev				Sergei Blinnikov
Marshal Rokosovskii			Boris Livanov
General Antonov				Andrei Abrikosov
General Sokolovskii			Konstantin Bartashevich
Lieutenant-General Chuikov   		Boris Tenin
Major-General Shtemenko      		Mikhail Sidorkin
Colonel-General Kuznetsov		A. Poiarkov
Aleksei Ivanov				Boris Andreev
Natal´ia Rumiantseva			Marina Kovaleva	
Kostia Zaichenko			Iurii Timoshenko
Ivanov's mother, Antonina Ivanovna	Sofiia Giatsintova
Khmel´nitskii				Nikolai Bogoliubov
Tomashevich				Dmitrii Pavlov
Iusupov					A. Urazaliev
Egorov					Dmitrii Dubov
Kantariia				G. Tatishvili
Roosevelt				Oleg Frelikh
Churchill				Viktor Stanitsyn
Hitler					Vladimir Savel´ev
Eva Braun				M. Novakova
Göring					Jan Werich
Goebbels				I. Petrunkin
Brauchitsch				Nikolai Plotnikov
Rundstedt				T. Renin
Bedston					K. Roden
Jodl					Vladimir Pokrovskii
Krebs					Vladimir Kenigson
Linge					K. Gomola
Hans's mother				Veriko Andzhaparidze
149 minutes
In Russian with optional English subtitles

DVD
Region code
Aspect ratio Full frame 4:3
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Digitally restored and remastered (but the missing scene of the hero's meal with Stalin, Beria and others has not been restored)
The film can be shown with the complete opening and closing titles to both parts; or without the titles at the end of Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2, as one complete feature film
Slide show with accompanying scholarly audio commentary: 1) Stalin and Soviet cinema; 2) Chiaureli and Gelovani; 3) The Fall of Berlin; 4) Dmitrii Shostakovich; 5) Epilogue
Film restoration examples ("Before" and "After")
Bibliography
Source International Historic Films

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