PRESENTED BY JOËL CHAPRON
With Avec Lioudmila Savelieva, Serge Bondartchouk, Viatcheslav Tikhonov, Viktor Stanitsyne, Kira Golovko, Vladislav Strjeltchik
As Napoleon’s army marches into Russia, Prince André Bolkonski, dreaming of glory, joins the Czar’s army. He is seriously wounded at the Battle of Austerlitz, while in Moscow society events, balls and petty scandals still go on.
DIRECTOR : SERGE BONDARTCHOUK
Born in Russia in 1920, Serguei Bondartchouk initially worked as an actor at the Eiski theatre in 1937 and 1938, before spending four years studying at the Rostov theatre school. He graduated from the National Cinema Institute (VGIK) in Moscow where he studied with S. Guerassimov. After beginning his career in cinema as an actor, in The Young Guard, he filmed Destiny of a Man. Since 1952 he has been officially a People’s Artist of the USSR.
Director: Serge Bondartchouk
Writers: Serge Bondartchouk, Vassili Soloviov
Cinematography: Yu-Lan Chen, Anatoli Petritski, Alexandre Chelenkov
Editors: Tatiana Likhatchiova
Music: Viatcheslav Ovtchinnikov
Sound: Iouri Mikhaïlov