Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Vasily Goncharov, Aleksandr Khanzhonkov: Defense of Sevastopol - Оборона Севастополя (1911)

Directors: Vasili Goncharov, Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Writers:Aleksandr Khanzhonkov, Vasili Goncharov,
Stars:Andrej Gromov, Ivan Mozzhukhin, V. Arentsvari

First film ever that was shot by two cameras. Set in 1854-1855, in Sevastopol and Yalta during the Crimean War. Admirals Kornilov (Mozzhukhin) and Nakhimov (Gromov) organize the defense during the siege of Sevastopol. Both admirals are killed during the battle, and the city of Sevastopol is taken by the alliance of British, French, Sardinian, and Turkish troops. The legendary feat of Sailor Koshka (Semenov) was staged at original location. The 100 minute-long film was premiered in 1911 at the Livadia, Yalta, palace for the Tsar Nicholas II.
Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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