Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Minute of Silence [Минута молчания] (1971) - (dir: Igor Shatrov) Soviet export film poster and stills

A Minute of Silence (1971) - (Evgeniy Bykadorov) 15 Black and White Stills

A Minute of Silence (1971) - (Evgeniy Bykadorov) Soviet Export one-sheet

Pictured above are a group of 15 black-and-white stills and a one-sheet poster from the 1971 Igor Shatrov Soviet Export film A Minute of Silence [minuta molchaniya Минута молчания] written by Anatoli Rybakov and starring Evgeniy Bykadorov as Sergey Ogorodnikov. Plot summary: A crew of Russian road builders comes across an unmarked grave containing the bodies of five Soviet soldiers killed fighting the Germans on the Eastern Front during World War II. They move the tomb to a nearby hill, mark it with a red star and continue construction of the road. A worker named Sergey is given the task of identifying the bodies. He finds their names and reconstructs the chronology of the events leading to their deaths; their names are written on a monument on the hill. The film alternates between reenactments of the fighting in which the soldiers were killed and events in the lives of the road building crew.

Cast and crew: Igor Shatrov, Anatoli Rybakov, Galina Fedotova, Yuri Kuzmenkov, Ivan Lapikov, Yevgeny Bykadorov, Vladimir Ivanov, Vladimir Strakhov, Aleksandr Kavalerov, Yuriy Katin-Yartsev, Vladimir Seleznyov, Yuriy Rudskiy, Galina Fedotova, Larisa Ilyushina, Nikolay Volkov, Yelizaveta Nikishchikhina, Lyubov Tarasova, Vadim Gusev

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