Dreams before dawn. (1989)

Film-document №39271 3 parts, Duration: 0:25:57.768 to collection Price category G

Part 1 digitized in HD 0:08:58

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Producer Centrnauchfilm (CNF)

Director: Potiyevsky Ye.

Script writers: Sutormin

Operators: V.Suprun

Other authors: Avtor scenariya - V. Sutormin


The film is based on real events that occurred in Orel prison in September 1941, when it was shot without trial 141 inmates subsequently acquitted.

Reel №1 Dreams before dawn

The film is based on real events that occurred in Orel prison in September, 1941 and tells the story of 154-x prisoners who on September 10, 1941 without trial were shot (in another version - drowned).

ššššššThe film features the mock shooting: prisoners, men, women, teens sitting on the floor in the prison cells, take food, take part in the concert performances.

ššššššNKVD dictates stenographer text that prints on a typewriter.

Photos of people spinning in the air and fall to the dirty and wet ground.

Crumbling prison building.

ššššššSchoolgirl playing hopscotch on the pavement.

People with raised hands behind his head down the stairs in the entrance of a house.

ššššššThe film includes duplicating taken: rat running across the floor of a prison cell, climbs on the glass window.

Many photos with portraits of different people flying in the air.

Empty prison cell with a sink in the corner.

PNRM. Locked grating chamber.

Key words

Repression. NKVD. Places of detention. Political propaganda. Telegraph. Music.



Social life; Defense and internal security

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