Defence of Sevastopol
- Original title
Oborona Sevastopolya (Defence of Sevastopol)
- Running time
- 100 min.
Vasili Goncharov, Aleksandr Khanzhonkov (Stories: León Tolstói)
Louis Forestier, Aleksandr Ryllo (B&W)
T/D A. Khanzhonkov
War | Historical. 19th Century. Silent Film. Origins of Film
- Movie Groups
Leo Tolstoy Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- First film ever that was shot by two cameras. Set in 1854-1855, in Sevastopol and Yalta during the Crimean War. Admirals Kornilov (Mozzhukhin) and Nakhimov (Gromov) organize the defense during the siege of Sevastopol. Both admirals are killed during the battle, and the city of Sevastopol is taken by the alliance of British, French, Sardinian, and Turkish troops. The legendary feat of Sailor Koshka (Semenov) was staged at original location. The 100 minute-long film was premiered in 1911 at the Livadia, Yalta, palace for the Tsar Nicholas II.
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