Retrospective 2017

Vtoraja popytka Viktora Krochina

Viktor Krochins zweiter Versuch
Igor' Šešukov
Udssr 1977
95 min

This boxer film narrates genuinely how a hard childhood contributes to the fighting spirit of a later champion. In this case, after the victory, a Soviet post-war biography unfolds, which was indeed widespread but could not be officially told: the father died in the war, Viktor Krochin grew up with a bitter mother in cramped circumstances. His bad mental state tarnishes even the sportive triumph. This honest and melancholic film was black-listed by censorship for ten years before it came to the cinemas in 1987.

  • Saša Charaškevič
  • Vitja Poluėktov
  • Michail Terent’ev
  • Ljudmila Gurčenko
35 mm
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