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A Slave of Love (1976)

Raba lyubvi (original title)
Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the ... See full summary »

Director:

Nikita Mikhalkov

Writers:

Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay) (as F. Gorenshteyn), Andrey Konchalovskiy (screenplay) (as A. Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiy)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elena Solovey ... Olga Nikolayevna Voznesenskaya
Rodion Nahapetov ... Viktor Pototskiy (as Rodion Nakhapetov)
Aleksandr Kalyagin ... Aleksandr Kalyagin
Oleg Basilashvili ... Savva Yuzhakov
Konstantin Grígoryev ... Nikolay Fedotov (as Konstantin Grigorev)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Adabashyan ... Rezhisyor nemogo kino (as A. Abadashyan)
O. Alekseyeva O. Alekseyeva
Yuriy Bogatyryov ... Vladimir Maksakov (as Yu. Bogatyryov)
N. Bukharova N. Bukharova
Mikhail Chigaryov ... Vyalin (as M. Chigaryov)
Sergey Frolov ... Muzh aktrisy (as S. Frolov)
Boris Galkin ... (as B. Galkin)
A. Geller A. Geller
A. Khomutova A. Khomutova
Igor Klass ... (as I. Klass)
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Storyline

Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she spends time every day with Victor Pototsky, the film's cameraman. Gradually, it comes to light that Victor uses his job as a cover for filming White atrocities and Red heroism: he's a Bolshevik. He asks her for help, and she discovers meaning in her otherwise flighty and self-centered life. Love blooms. Will the Red forces arrive in time to save them from a suspicious White military leader? Will she find courage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

27 September 1976 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Bondage of Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage) (one scene)| Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson and Monte Hellman praised "Slave Of Love" highly and actively tried to get more people to see it. See more »

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Spun-off from Nechayannye radosti (1972) See more »

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clash of worlds
24 February 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is one of Mikhalkov great titles. beautiful, melancholic, seductive. picture from old photo-album. part of a Rusian manner to discover the challenges of history. a film team. the Revolution. and a love story. extraordinary music. and political correct message. in fact, isles of delicate poetry. at first sigh, it is a picture by Seurat. because , not only the atmosphere but the crumbs of reality behind gestures/words of characters transforms the film in a collection of dots of pure color. indeed, it is director spirit, exercise to save traces of lost Russia but, in same time, homage to first steps of cinema.and the performance of Elena Solovey remains touching soul of this remarkable movie . because, more than a film, it is question, basic question in gloomy times - who is the duty of artist in the clash of worlds ? the answer is out of film.


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