An Ardent Heart (film)

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An Ardent Heart
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Romanian film poster
Directed byGennadi Kazansky
Written byAleksandr Ostrovskiy (play)
StarringGennadiy Michurin
Anna Belousova
Tamara Alyoshina
Aleksandr Borisov
Konstantin Kalinis
CinematographyAleksandr Ksenofontov
Release date
  • 1953 (1953)
Running time
179 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

An Ardent Heart (Russian: Горячее сердце, romanizedGoryachee serdtse) is a 1953 Soviet drama film directed by Gennadi Kazansky and starring Gennadiy Michurin, Anna Belousova and Tamara Alyoshina.[1] It is based on the play An Ardent Heart by Aleksandr Ostrovskiy. It was made by Lenfilm Studio.


The famous merchant Kuroslepov wastes his life binge drinking. The home is run by his wife Matrona, an overbearing and immoral woman who spends her husband's money, has an affair with the bailiff and strongly oppresses Parasha, Kuroslepov's daughter from his first marriage. The plot develops around the loss of a large sum of money. Parasha's groom Vasya gets accused of stealing and is threatened with being sent to serve in the army. The unfortunate young woman desperately prays for her man. The cowardly and prudent Vasya agrees to become a clown of the merchant Khlynov, who buys him off from conscription. Realizing the nullity of her beloved, Parasha finds happiness with a clerk Gavrila who is infatuated with her.



  1. ^ Goble p.355


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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