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Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

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Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 01:29:22 | 7.4 Gb
Audio: Русский AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 1.0 @ 96 Kbps | Subs: English, Français, Русский
Genre: Drama, Romantic Drama, Tragicomedy

The 1920s’ Civil War in Russia. In a small Southern town occupied by the White Guards, a film group from Moscow is shooting a salon drama under the title of “Slave of Love”. Invited to play the leads are a silent film star, Olga Voznesenskaya, (the character’s prototype is the famous early-20th-century Russian actress Vera Kholodnaya) and no less prominent movie actor Maksakov. The cameraman Victor Pototsky is clandestinely making the documentary filming of arrests and shootings, carried out in the town by the White Army Counterintelligence. Victor is in love with Olga, and he is trying to explain to this gorgeous, politically ignorant woman the monstrosity of what is going on in Russia.

This movie performed a miracle - it captured a mood, an atmosphere so raw, full, that you are feeling the stuffy summer air, the slow dusty wind, candy-sweet smell of southern flowers in a hot small Krimean town. The fact that the revolution is coming closer makes it eary and subtly frightening, as if you know that there`s a needle in someone`s bouquet of camelias.

The acting is done in a way that you can`t believe it is not documentary, but film frames are like a picture frames, they airy and weightlessly capture fading scenes of decadent beauty. Then the violence comes and awakens the characters, they are silly,comical and immensely tragic at the same time.But even the shootings and some real documental footage don`t brake the atmosphiere, it only changes, darkens, like before the storm. All of it is symbolically captured in a scene in the garden, when the operator is trying to tell Olga that the old life is stale, unjust, senseless, the rush of wind runs over the park growing in strength along with the monologue. But she does not understand him, she thinks he`s just jealous and laughs in ignorance of the storms to come.

Review by sunlion, imdb.com customer

IMDB 7,3/10

Wiki

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers: Fridrikh Gorenshteyn, Andrey Konchalovskiy

Cast: Elena Solovey, Rodion Nahapetov, Aleksandr Kalyagin, Oleg Basilashvili, Konstantin Grigorev, Yuri Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov and other

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Раба Любви / Raba lyubvi / A Slave of Love (1975)

Special Features:

- Interview with the director N. Mihalkov and composer E. Artemev
- Videoplot "Belief" (about the actress Vera Kholodnaya)
- Filmographies
- A picture gallery

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