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Road to Life (1931)

Putyovka v zhizn (original title)
Passed | | Drama | 1 June 1931 (Soviet Union)
Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage ... See full summary »

Director:

Nikolai Ekk

Writers:

Nikolai Ekk, Anton Makarenko (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nikolay Batalov ... Nikolai Sergeiev
Yvan Kyrlya Yvan Kyrlya ... 'Dandy' Mustapha
Mikhail Dzhagofarov Mikhail Dzhagofarov ... Nikolai 'Kolka' Rebrov
Mikhail Zharov ... Tomka Zhigan
Aleksandr Novikov Aleksandr Novikov ... Vasha Busa, a Wild Boy
Mariya Andropova Mariya Andropova ... Maria Skriabina
Vladimir Vesnovsky Vladimir Vesnovsky ... Mr. Rebrov
Mariya Gonfa Mariya Gonfa ... Lelka, aka 'Merizhka'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bozhak Besprizornykh Bozhak Besprizornykh
Tsifan Kyriya Tsifan Kyriya
Viktor Lazarev
Vladimir Uralskiy
Regina Yanushkevich Regina Yanushkevich ... Mrs. Rebrova
Rina Zelyonaya
Georgi Zhzhyonov
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Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage the newly build railroad to that camp. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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"An appealing human document. It has the fine artistry we would expect from the Russian people. Everyone should see it" - H. V. Kaltenborn See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Mari

Release Date:

1 June 1931 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Road to Life See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mezhrabpomfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tagephon)

Aspect Ratio:

1.16 : 1
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First Soviet talking film. See more »

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Version of Road to Life (1955) See more »

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one of the best movies and book i have ever experienced
18 February 2003 | by a_clockwork_orange_22See all my reviews

i have to say very little cause all you need to do is read his book "pedagoziki" cause its amazingness will drag you away from all that hollywood @#$%, i have never been to russia, or know many russian directors, but i have seen russian movies, and they were all better that the hollywood crap we're watching today


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