And Quiet Flows the Don
- Original title
Tikhiy Don (And Quiet Flows the Don)
- Running time
- 340 min.
- Soviet Union (USSR)
Sergei Gerasimov (Novel: Mikhail Sholokhov)
Gorky Film Studios
Drama. War | I World War. 1920s. Russian Revolution
- Synopsis / Plot
- A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya. Grigori Melekhov's personal life is shown as a rough journey through the experience of World War One, the Russian Revolution, and the following Civil War. The Cossacs are shown as traditional farmers and warriors, who are suffering through the most dramatic events in the history of Russia.
: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Best Film
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