Play time: 103 min.
Sound formats: Dolby Digital 5.1
Format: PAL, DVD (Keep case)
Screen format: Standard 4:3 (1.33:1)
Language(s): English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese
Menu languages: English, Russian, French
DVD region: 0 (All)
Collection: Original Story by
Destiny of a Man (Fate of a Man) (Sudba cheloveka) (RUSCICO)
Sergej Bondarchuk - Director
Veniamin Basner - Composer
Yuriy Lukin - Script
Vladimir Monahov - Camera
Total in Box 1
Release Date 1959
Rating 8 out of 10 stars, based on 1 votes
A screen adaptation of the story of the same name by Soviet writer Mikhail Sholokhov, a Nobel Prize winner.
Andrei Sokolov, the film’s protagonist, had lost in the war with fascist Germany his wife and children, had survived the horrors of a concentration camp. He was already being led to be shot, but at the last minute the camp’s commandant, Muller, revoked the sentence. After his release from the camp, Andrei Sokolov marched with the Soviet Army as far as Berlin. But Fate would not stop testing him: on Victory Day he got the news of his son Anatoly’s death. And in spite of the fact that he seemed to have lost everything, he remained a good human being and became a father to an orphaned boy.
The great Russian director and actor Sergei Bondarchuk played the leading character in his own film, which was to become a hymn to human spirit and faith in life.
• Best film in 1959 as voted by the Russian journal "Sovetskij ekran"
• Grand Prize at the IFF in Moscow, 1959
• Grand Prize at the X IFF in Czechoslovakia
• Grand Prize at the Film Festival in Minsk, 1960
• Grand Prize "Crystal Vase"
• Prizes at IFF in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra
• Prize at the XII IFF in Karlovy Vary, 1970
• Prize at the IFF in Georgetown, 1976
• Documentaries: "Mikhail Sholokhov"; "Sergei Bondarchuk", "Military Parade on Nov. 7, 1941", "German POW camp", "Victory Parade"
• Soon on DVD
Ekranizatsiya odnoimennogo rasskaza sovetskogo pisatelya, laureata Nobelevskoj premii Mihaila SHolohova.
Glavnyj geroj Andrej Sokolov poteryal na vojne s fashistskoj Germaniej zhenu i detej, perezhil uzhasy fashistskogo kontslagerya. Posle osvobozhdeniya iz plena Andrej Sokolov doshel s sovetskimi vojskami do samogo Berlina. No sudba prodolzhala ispytyvat ego: v den Pobedy on uznal o gibeli svoego syna Anatoliya. I, tem ne menee, poteryav, kazalos by, vse, on ne utratil v sebe cheloveka i sumel stat ottsom malchiku-sirote.
Krupnejshij russkij kinorezhisser i akter Sergej Bondarchuk sam sygral glavnuyu rol v svoem filme - gimne chelovecheskomu duhu i vere v zhizn.
• Luchshij film 1959 goda po oprosu zhurnala Sovetskij ekran
• Bolshoj priz na MKF v Moskve, 1959
• Bolshoj priz na X MKF v CHehoslovakii
• Bolshoj priz na kinofestivale v Minske, 1960
• Glavnyj priz «Hrustalnaya vaza»
• Prizy na MKF v Melburne, Sidnee i Kanberre
• Priz na XII MKF v Karlovyh-Varah, 1970
• Priz na MKF v Dzhordzhtaune, 1976
Dopolnitelnye materialy (Bonus-trek):
• Dokumentalnye syuzhety "Mihiil SHolohov"; "Sergej Bondarchuk"; "Voennyj parad 7 noyabrya 1941 g."; "Nemetskie lagerya dlya voennoplennyh"; "Parad Pobedy"
• Smotrite na DVD