Putevka v žizn'

V' 17

Putevka v žizn'

Road to Life

Nikolai Ėkk
UdSSR, 1931
112min, OmeU

Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Putevka v žizn'

Nikolai Ėkk
UdSSR, 1931
, 112min, OmeU

Cast: 
Jyvan Kyrlja
Nikolaj Batalov
Michail Džagofarov
Michail Žarov

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A milestone in film history. The reception of which has changed dramatically over the years: Back in 1930ies it was celebrated as the first Soviet sound film and as international success (audience award winner of the first film festival in Venice), for later generations the film presented itself as a story of blind idealization of labor camps and the instrumentalisation of the secret service. Then again one may admire the authenticity of the faces and the feeling for their rebellious temperament.