The Great Citizen

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The Great Citizen
(Великий гражданин)
Directed by Fridrikh Ermler
Written by Mikhail Bleiman
Manuel Bolshintsov
Fridrikh Ermler
Starring Nikolay Bogolyubov
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Edited by Ye. Makhankova
Production
  company
Lenfilm
Release date(s) 13 February 1938
27 November 1939
Running time 252 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Great Citizen (Russian: Великий гражданин, translit. Velikiy grazhdanin) was the first Soviet made for TV movie. Made on March 25, 1938,[citation needed] it was directed by Fridrikh Ermler .

A fictionalized biography of Sergei Kirov (the character's name is Shakhov), the film was intended as ideological support for the Great Purges; it depicts life in USSR during the 1920s and 1930s.

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