Six films - six masterpieces

July 20, 1938 was born director Alexei German. He shot six pictures, each of which influenced the development of cinema. tells about the artistic world of Hermann.

"The Seventh Satellite"

Director career began in the 1960s with the film adaptation of the story by Boris Lavrenyov. In the story, the tragedy of the person unfolds against the background of the revolutionary events of 1918. In his work, Herman used theatrical experience. Symbolism, philosophical dialogues, visual contrasts became distinctive features of the director's handwriting.

Fragment of the film "The Seventh Satellite"

"Check on the roads"

The plot is based on the story of the father of director Yuri German "Operation" Happy New Year ". The playwright tried to dissuade his son from using the text, as he considered him unsuccessful. As a result, the director so seriously reworked the play that the script was already a little like the source.

The action takes place during the Great Patriotic War. Guerrillas, unlike most films of that time, look like ordinary people. The “non-heroic” appearance of the main characters did not please the officials, who accused the director of de-stateizing popular resistance. The film, shot in 1971, lay on the shelf before the restructuring began and was released on screens only in 1986.

Fragment of the movie "Check on the roads"

"Twenty days without war"

This is one of the most famous and favorite Soviet wartime films. In the story, front-line journalist Vasily Lopatin for twenty days comes on vacation to Tashkent, where he meets with different people, attends the shooting of the film based on his own stories, watches the home front life, meets the new year 1943 and experiences love.

Fragment of the film "Twenty Days Without War"

The main role was played by Yuri Nikulin, despite the demand of Lenfilm to find a more attractive actor.

The film was unhappy at the studio. He had every chance to go on the shelf after completion, but thanks to Konstantin Simonov - co-author of the script - was released on the screens.

“My friend Ivan Lapshin”

The life of the head of the criminal investigation department of the city of Unchansk Ivan Lapshin is shown by the eyes of a 9-year-old boy. He remembers the events he saw many years later.

To restore the atmosphere of the 1930s, Herman and his wife, screenwriter Svetlana Karmalita, spent about a month in prisons, consulted with the policemen and every day went to interrogations.

Critics rated the tape as a "strange detective."

Fragment of the film “My friend Ivan Lapshin”

"Khrustalev, car!"

Balancing between hyperrealism and fiction, Herman made a largely experimental film for himself. The action takes place in the last days of the Stalin era in 1953 in the atmosphere of the “doctors' case”.

“It happens when Stalin dies and nobody knows about it yet. Russian general. Huge, beautiful, who believes that all this does not concern him - what is happening in the country. All are engaged in the Jews, and it - will carry. And here is his fate. Rather dramatic and curious, ”said Herman.

The picture survived and the defeat in Cannes, and international recognition. According to some critics, this is the most personal and toughest film director.

Fragment of the film "Khrustalev, car!"

"It is hard to be a god"

Fragment of the film "It is difficult to be a god"

The latest movie director. The plot is based on the story of the Strugatskys of the same name. Filming was scheduled for the late 1980s, but began 10 years later. Work on the picture was completed after the death of Herman.

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