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Uniform Title Schastʹe (Motion picture). French.
Title Le bonheur [videorecording] : ou, l'histoire de l'infortunaté Khmyr, de sa femme-cheval Anna, de son opulent voisin Foka, au dernier kolkhozien fainéant / Slon présente un film d'Alexandre Medvedkine; produit par ... Les Studios Moskino Kombinat ; scénario et mise en scène, Alexandre Medvedkine. Le tombeau d'Alexandre / Les Films de l'Astrophore, Michael Kustow productions, La Septe/Arte en association avec Epidem OY, Channel 4 présentent ; écrit, monté par Chris Marker.

Imprint [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Icarus Films ; [2007]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F SCH    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (225 min.) : sd., col and b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Note Le bonheur: Originally released as a motion picture in 1934; this version (with musical setting by Modeste Moussorgsky) was released in 1971 by SLON.
DVD released in association with Arte Video.
Special features: disc 1. Medvedkin and the adventure of film-train (4 short films); Medvedkin on the train (full interview); Reconstructions of Medvedkin's lost films: Stop the thief! and The story of Titus -- disc 2. deleted scene from The last Bolshevik (Medvedkin and Dziga Vertov, by Nikolaï Izvolov).
Contents disc 1. Le bonheur (104 min., b&w, 1934) -- disc 2. Le tombeau d'Alexandre (121 min., col. and b&w, 1993)
Credits Le bonheur: camera, Gleb Troianski.
Le tombeau d'Alexandre: camera, Marina Goldovskaia, Pascal Aubier, Christian Hirou ; music, Alfred Schnittke.
Cast Le bonheur: Piotr Zinoviev (Khmyr), Elena Egorova (Anna).
Summary Le bonheur: A silent slapstick comedy about a peasant seeking happiness by himself, but only finding it after he joins the collective farm movement.
Le tombeau d'Alexandre: Examines the life and work of Russian film director, Alexander Medvedkin, while also giving a broad picture of life in the Soviet Union. Discusses the relation between art and politics in the Soviet Union.
System Details DVD, full screen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Le bonheur: intertitles in French with optional English subtitles; Le tombeau d'Alexandre: English and French soundtracks (with some Russian) and with optional English or French subtitles.
Subject Medvedkin, Alexander.
Peasants -- Soviet Union -- Drama.
Collectivization of agriculture -- Soviet Union -- Drama.
Happiness -- Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Communism and art -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- History.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures, Russian.
Comedy films.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Added Author Medvedkin, Alexander.
Zinoviev, Peter.
Egorova, Elena Georgievna, 1905-1971.
Marker, Chris, 1921-2012-
Moskino Kombinat.
Société de lancement des oeuvres nouvelles.
Films de l'Astrophore.
Michael Kustow Productions.
Sept/Arte (Firm)
Arte Video (Firm)
Icarus Films.
Note English title on container and disc label for Le bonheur: Happiness
English title on container and disc label for Le tombeau d'Alexandre: Last Bolshevik
Added Title Tombeau d'Alexandre.
Standard No. 854565001053

 
    
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