Mikhail Schweitzer

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Mikhail Schweitzer
Born Mikhail Abramovich Schweitzer
(1920-03-16)16 March 1920
Perm, USSR
Died 2 June 2000(2000-06-02) (aged 80)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
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Mikhail (or Moisei/Moses) Abramovich Schweitzer (Russian: Михаил (Моисей) Абрамович Швейцер, 16 February 1920, Perm, RSFSR - 2 June 2000, Russia) was outstanding Soviet film director, People's Artist of the RSFSR and People's Artist of the USSR

Mikhail Shveitser graduated from VGIK, directing class of Sergei Eisenstein art workshop. He started to work at Mosfilm Studios since 1943. Shveitser was an assistant director of Man No 217 film production in 1944. Mikhail Romm was a director of that film. When Shveitser lost his job after his first movie Glorious Path which was filming in the contestation with a cosmopolitism period, he could be accepted to work at Sverdlovsk Film Studios only with Mikhail Romm's help.[1]


  • Glorious Path / Путь славы (1949)
  • Other People's Relatives / Чужая родня (1955)
  • Resurrection / Воскресение (1960–1962)
  • Time, Forward! (1965)
  • The Little Golden Calf / Золотой телёнок (1968)
  • Karousel/Карусель (1970)
  • Funny People / Смешные люди (1974)
  • Escape of Mr. McKinley / Бегство мистера Мак-Кинли (1976)
  • Little Tragedies / Маленькие трагедии (1979)
  • Dead Souls / Мёртвые души (1984)
  • The Kreutzer Sonata / Крейцерова соната (1987)
  • Как живёте, караси? (1991)
  • Listen up, Fellini! / Послушай, Феллини! (1993)



  1. ^ "Sveitser Mikhail Abramovich. Culture and Education. Theater and Cinema" (in Russian). krugosvet.ru. Retrieved October 7, 2009. 

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