Sergei Bondarchuk

  • Sergey Bondarchuk – Sudba cheloveka AKA Destiny of a Man (1959)

    1951-1960DramaSergei BondarchukUSSRWar
    Sudba cheloveka (1959)
    Sudba cheloveka (1959)

    A Soviet soldier, Andrei Sokolov, has been separated with his family by World War II. Suffering in Nazi captivity, he dreams of meeting his darlings after the victory. But cruel fate turned out otherwise.Read More »

  • Sergei Bondarchuk – Voyna i mir AKA War and Peace (1966)

    1961-1970DramaRomanceSergei BondarchukUSSR

    At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, War and Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking.Read More »

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