Defence of Sevastopol

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Defence of Sevastopol
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Directed by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Vasily Goncharov
Produced by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Written by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Vasily Goncharov
Starring Ivan Mozzhukhin
Andrei Gromov
Vladimir Maksimov
Music by Georgiy Kozachenko
Cinematography Louis Forestier
Aleksandr Ryllo
Release date
  • 26 October 1911 (1911-10-26)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Russian Empire
Language Silent film
Russian intertitles
Budget 40,000 rubles
Оборона Севастопoля

Defence of Sevastopol (Russian: Оборона Севастополя, or Воскресший Севастополь) is a 1911 historical war film about the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War and one of the most important films in the history of Russian cinema and cinema in general. It was the first feature film made in the Russian Empire and it premiered on October 26 at the Livadia Palace of Tsar Nicolas II. It was also the first film in the world recorded using two cameras.[1][2] The film was also notable for using special "sound effects" (gun and cannon fire) and for using the actual war veterans as consultants.

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