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Don Quixote (DVD NTSC)

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Studio(s): Ruscico, Lenfilm
DVD Region: ALL

Theatrical release: 1957
DVD release: 2004
Play time: 102 min.
Sound format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1, Mono
Language(s): Russian, Spanish
Subtitles: French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, English, German, Russian
Format: 16:9, Black & White
Genre(s): Drama

Based upon “the world’s first novel” (Carlos Fuentes) by Miguel de Cervantes, “The Ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha”.

Writing “Don Quixote” in the early 17th century was a necessary undertaking, if, perhaps, fatal; in the early 20th century it’s all but unfeasible. Jorge Luis Borges

A poll by the Norwegian Nobel Institute of 100 most famous modern writers named Cervantes’ novel the best book of all times and peoples! A brilliant acting cast – N. Cherkasov (“Alexander Nevsky”), S. Birman (“Ivan the Terrible”, B. Freindlikh (“Twelfth Night”, “Different Fortunes”), L. Vertinskaya (“Sadko”), G. Vitsin (“Gentlemen of Fortune”), Yu. Tolubeyev (“The Inspector General”), G. Volchek (“King Lear”) – in the legendary literary adaptation of the great G. Kozintsev about the amusing and touching adventures of hidalgo Alonso Quixano who, being in love with books of chivalry, decided to make a knight-errant of himself and set out on the march…

Awards:

IFF in Brussels, Belgium – Femina du Cinema Award and Honorary Diploma, 1958 IFF in San Sebastian, Spain – Honorary Diploma, Special Prize and Diploma of the Jury of the National Federation of Film Clubs, 1964
1st All-Union Film Festival – Third Prize to the film, Second Prize to G. Kozintsev, First and Second Prizes to A. Moskvin and A. Dudko, 1958
1st IFF in Vancouver, Canada – Honorary Diploma, 1958
IFF in Stratford, Canada – Best Actor Award to N. Cherkasov, 1958

Special features:

Interview with second cinematographer E. Rozovsky
Filmographies
Photo album
Coming soon on DVD


Director:
Grigorij Kozintsev

Script:
Evgenij Shvarts

Camera:
Andrej Moskvin, Apollinarij Dudko

Cast:
Nikolaj Cherkasov, Georgij Vitsin, Bruno Frejndlikh, Yurij Tolubeev, Serafima Birman, Lidiya Vertinskaya, Svetlana Grigor'eva, Tamila Agamirova