|Directed by||Alexander Sokurov|
|Written by||Yuriy Arabov|
|Music by||Vladimir Persov|
|Edited by||Leda Semyonova|
|Release dates||1983 (completed production), 1987|
|Running time||110 minutes|
Mournful Unconcern (Russian: Скорбное бесчувствие, translit. Skorbnoye beschuvstviye) is the third produced film by Alexander Sokurov, completed in 1983, but the fourth released one, as it was banned by Soviet authorities until perestroika in 1987. The film, set during World War I, is inspired by Bernard Shaw's play Heartbreak House. Professional actors (Zamansky, Osipenko, Sokolova and others) were used alongside amateur actors, like in most early Sokurov films, and many of the trademarks of his cinematographic style were already apparent.
The film sparked controversy and was halted by the Soviet film authorities by cutting state subsidy for the film's budget during the production process, so it took time to find money and complete the film. It was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival in 1987.
- Ramaz Chkhikvadze as Captain Shotover
- Alla Osipenko as Ariadna
- Irina Sokolova as Nanny Guinness
- Tatyana Yegorova as Gessiona
- Vladimir Zamansky as Madzini
- Viktoria Amitova as Ellie (uncredited)
- Dmitri Bryantsev as Hector (uncredited)
- "Berlinale: 1987 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
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