Counterplan (film)

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Counterplan
Directed by Sergei Yutkevich
Fridrikh Ermler
Written by Lev Arnshtam
Fridrikh Ermler
Leonid Lyubashevsky
Sergei Yutkevich
Starring Vladimir Gardin
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Cinematography Aleksandr Gintsburg
Iosif Martov
Vladimir Rapoport
Production
company
Release date
7 November 1932
Running time
118 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Counterplan (Russian: Встречный, translit. Vstrechnyy) is a 1932 Soviet drama film directed by Sergei Yutkevich and Fridrikh Ermler. The film’s title-song called "The Song of the Counterplan", composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, with lyrics by the poet Boris Kornilov[1][2], became world famous and was adapted into "Au-devant de la vie", a notable song of the French socialist movement of the 1930s. The same theme can be found before in Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Sergei Taneyev’s first symphony.

This film could be considered as a Stalin propaganda film. The plot involves an effort to catch "wreckers" at work in a Soviet factory.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Jacek Klinowski & Adam Garbicz (2012). Feature Cinema in the 20th Century: a Comprehensive Guide. One: 1913-1950. Planet RGB Limited. ISBN 978-1-624-07564-3.
  2. ^ Matthew Tobin Anderson (2015). Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. Candlewick Press. ISBN 978-0-763-68054-1.

External links

  • Counterplan on IMDb
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