The Circle of Intimates

The Circle of Intimates

The Circle of intimates (in Russian :  Ближний круг , in English :  The Inner Circle ) is a film of Andreï Kontchalovski in coproduction Italian-American-Soviet released in 1991 and 1992 in France. The film is based on a true story.

Synopsis

KGB film projectionist Ivan Sanchine was one day taken to the Kremlin to screen films for Stalin himself and his friends, such as Beria and Molotov . Ivan becomes the projectionist of Stalin, from 1939 to 1953 .

He lives with his wife in a neighborhood where there are regular arrests. His wife Anastasia thus collects a Jewish girl whose parents were arrested. Ivan has to hide it to avoid problems.

Distribution

  • Tom Hulce : Ivan Sanchine (voice: Yevgeny Mironov )
  • Lolita Davidovich : Anastasia, Ivan’s wife
  • Bob Hoskins : Beria
  • Aleksandr Zbruyev : Stalin
  • Fédor Chaliapine Jr .: Professor Bartnev
  • Bess Meyer : Katya at 16
  • Aleksandre Filippenko : Major Khitrov
  • Vsevolod Larionov : General Roumiantsev
  • Mikhail Kononov : Kliment Voroshilov
  • Oleg Tabakov : Vlassik
  • Viktor Uralsky  (ru) : Mikhail Kalinin
  • Viktor Balabanov  (ru) : Vyacheslav Molotov
  • Aleksandre Feklistov  (ru) : Ivan Bolchakov
  • Maria Vinogradova  (ru) : Fedossia
  • Evdokia Guermanova : educator in the orphanage
  • Irina Kupchenko : Director
  • Vladimir Kulechov  (ru) : Colonel Shchelkasov
  • Vladimir Steklov  (ru) : Khrustaliov
  • Aleksandre Pachutine  (ru) : conductor
  • Sergei Artsibachev  (ru) : Officer of the NKVD
  • Aleksandre Sirine  (ru) : Voronkin
  • Liubov Matiouchina  (ru) : Sonia Gubelman
  • Vladimir Episkoposyan  (ru) : Beria Guard

Technical sheet

  • Scenario: Andrei Konchalovski and Anatoly Usov
  • Music: Edouard Artemyev
  • Image: Ennio Guarnieri
  • Editing: Henry Richardson
  • Duration: 137 minutes

Awards

The film was nominated at the Berlinale of 1992.

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