Simple People

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Simple People
Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Written by Grigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Starring Yuri Tolubeyev
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Cinematography Andrei Moskvin
Anatoli Nazarov
Edited by V. Mironova
Release date
Running time
2,147 meters (approx. 68 minutes)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Simple People (Russian: Простые люди) is a 1945 Soviet war film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg. The film, along with the second part of Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible was harshly criticized by Andrei Zhdanov and banned. A version of the film, released in 1956 during Khrushchev Thaw, was disowned by Kozintsev because the reediting was done without his participation.


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