SKU 6399

FAREWELL (Proshchanie) (1983) * with switchable English subtitles *

Elem Klimov (as E. Klimov) Writers: Valentin Rasputin (novel), Larisa Shepitko Stefaniya Stanyuta ... Darya Lev Durov Lev Durov ... Pavel Pinegin Aleksey Petrenko Aleksey Petrenko ... Vorontsov Leonid Kryuk Leonid Kryuk ... Petrukha Vadim Yakovenko Vadim Yakovenko ... Andrey Yuriy Katin-Yartsev Yuriy Katin-Yartsev ... Bogodul Denis Lupov Denis Lupov ... Kolya Mayya Bulgakova Mayya Bulgakova ... Nastasya Naydan Gendunova Naydan Gendunova ... Tunguska Galina Dyomina Galina Dyomina ... Sima Anna Kustova Anna Kustova ... podruga Daryi Lyubov Malinovskaya Lyubov Malinovskaya ... Liza Nadezhda Pogorishnaya Nadezhda Pogorishnaya ... podruga Daryi Lyudmila Polyakova Lyudmila Polyakova ... Vera Nosareva Igor Bezyayev Igor Bezyayev ... Chlen brigady pozhegshchikov

The village of Matera, located on an island in the middle of the Angara , will be flooded with the waters of a future reservoir . The villagers have long been warned that they will have to move to a new village, but the old people are holding out to the last. Pavel Pinigin was appointed to supervise the move. He does it with a heavy heart, since he himself has lived in the village for almost his entire life. His boss Vorontsov has no doubts - he knows that everything is being done for a lofty goal: the construction of a new hydroelectric power station and new cities around it will arise. A team of burners arrives on the island: they remove crosses from the graves; cut down tall trees; and burn empty houses to prepare the village for flooding. The collapse of the world familiar to them from childhood terrifies the old-timers. One of the symbols of Matera is a huge century-old tree, which the brigade tries to destroy several times - first to cut it down, then to knock it down with a bulldozer, then to burn it. However, even the charred one rises above the island, as before. 

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 121 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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