Hostile Whirlwinds

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Hostile Whirlwinds
(Вихри враждебные)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
Written by Nikolai Pogodin
Starring Mikhail Kondratyev
Vladimir Yemelyanov
Music by Dmitry Kabalevsky
Cinematography Mark Magidson
Release date
Running time
103 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Hostile Whirlwinds (Russian: Вихри враждебные, translit. Vikhri vrazhdebnye) is a 1953 Soviet historical film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov based on a screenplay by Nikolai Pogodin.

Plot summary[edit]

Film portrays the first years of Soviet government, biography of Felix Dzerzhinsky in 1918-1921.

In 1956 the film was re-released without scenes with Joseph Stalin.


Title origin[edit]

The film takes its title from a line in the popular Polish revolutionary song Whirlwinds of Danger (Warszawianka, To The Barricades, Hostile Whirlwinds hover above us.../«Вихри враждебные реют над нами...») and the Russian translation of it made by Gleb Krzhizhanovsky.

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