Resurrection (1960 film)

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Directed byMikhail Shveitser
Written byLeo Tolstoy
Yevgeny Gabrilovich
Mikhail Shveitser
StarringTamara Syomina
Yevgeny Matveyev
Pavel Massalsky
Music byGeorgy Sviridov
CinematographySergei Poluyanov
Era Savelyeva
Edited byKlavdiya Aleyeva
Distributed byMosfilm
Release date
  • 20 November 1960 (1960-11-20) (part 1)
  • 23 March 1962 (1962-03-23) (part 2)
  • 6 October 1963 (1963-10-06) (U.S.)
Running time
209 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

Resurrection (Russian: Воскресение, romanizedVoskreseniye) is a Soviet film made in 1960-1961, directed by Mikhail Shveitser based on Shveitser and Yevgeny Gabrilovich's adaptation of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.


In the District Court jury listens to the abduction of money and poisoning, which caused the death of a merchant Smyelkov. Among the three accused of the crime appears Philistine Ekaterina Maslova, prostitution. Maslov is innocent, but, as a result of a miscarriage of justice, it is sentenced to four years' hard labor in Siberia.[1]

At the trial, including the jury, there is Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov, which recognizes the defendant Maslova girl, about ten years ago, seduced and abandoned them. Feeling guilty before Maslova, Nekhlyudov decides to hire a lawyer for her well-known, to submit the case to the appeal and to help with money.[2]

Struck Nekhlyudov injustice in the court, and the ratio of officials to this cause in him a feeling of disgust and aversion to all the people with whom he in the day, after the trial, we have to see and, in particular, to representatives of high society that surrounds it. He thinks quickly rid prisyazhnichestva from the surrounding society and to go abroad. And, talking about it, Nekhlyudov recalled Maslov; first prisoner - what he saw her at the trial, and then, in his mind, one after another, beginning to emerge moments experienced with it.[1]



Tamara Syomina's acting was praised by Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b Издание: Л. Н. Толстой, Полное собрание сочинений в 90 томах, академическое юбилейное издание, Государственное Издательство Художественной Литературы, Москва — 1958. Том 32. Обзор содержания по главам. стр. 529—536.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Н. Гудзий и др. Роман Л. Н. Толстого «Воскресение». Москва. 1964
  3. ^ "Народная артистка России Тамара СЕМИНА". Bulvar Gordona.
  4. ^ "Актриса Тамара Семина отмечает юбилей".

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