Defence of Sevastopol

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Defence of Sevastopol
Directed byAleksandr Khanzhonkov
Vasily Goncharov
Produced byAleksandr Khanzhonkov
Written byAleksandr Khanzhonkov
Vasily Goncharov
StarringIvan Mozzhukhin
Andrei Gromov
Vladimir Maksimov
Music byGeorgiy Kozachenko
CinematographyLouis Forestier
Aleksandr Ryllo
Release date
  • 26 October 1911 (1911-10-26)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryRussian Empire
LanguageSilent film
Russian intertitles
Budget40,000 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 26 October at the Livadia Palace of Tsar Nicolas II. It was also the first film in the world recorded using two cameras.[1] 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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  1. ^ "В Салюте в День российского кино прошел показ немого фильма "Оборона Севастополя" под живое музыкальное сопровождение - Фильмы - КультурМультур". 1 July 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.

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