Monday, 10 May 2010
Vladimir Motyl: The Captivating Star of Happiness - Звезда пленительного счастья (1975)
Director: Vladimir Motyl
Writers: Mark Zakharov, Vladimir Motyl, Oleg Ossetia
Cast: Irina Kupchenko, Alexei Batalov, Natalya Bondarchuk, Oleg Strizhenov, Ewa Shikulska, Igor Kostolevsky, Lev Ivanov, Raisa Kurkina, Tatiana Pankov,
The Captivating Star of Happiness", an inspiring historical drama is about the 1825 uprising in Russia, when young military officers opposed the newly ascended Czar Nicholas I. Some of them were executed and some sent to Siberia. The film depicts the drama of the wives of those officers. These women abandoned their luxurious lifestyles to follow their husbands, choosing against the aristocracy in favor of a life that put their bodies, minds, and spirits to the test.