Emperor AIDS (1992)

Documentary №39961, 5 parts, duration: 0:48:59
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:S.Menjshikov


On the problems of AIDS science and medical, social and ethical aspects.

Reel №1

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Frescoes of Constantinople Sofia.

Photo -The Church of Sophia in Constantinople.

Old engravings illustrating various epidemics.

A man in a white coat is walking down the corridor of the hospital.

A woman is sitting at the bedside of a patient, a man enters.

A young Japanese man about AIDS (synchronously).

A map of the spread of AIDS in the world.

An American from the Salvation Army (synchronously).

An airport.

A young man is kissing a girl.

The young man is at the doctor.

A conversation about a friend's illness.

Bacteria under the microscope.

Old engravings and drawings depicting epidemics and diseases.

Prominences in the Sun.

Two men walk along the seashore.

Interviews with people on the street.

Man (synchronously).

Two men listen to a tape recording of interviews of different people about AIDS.

A man interviews a girl on the street.

People on the street.

A man kisses a woman.

The queue at the office of an anonymous AIDS examination.

The woman's blood is taken.

Reel №2

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A musical group is playing outside and singing a song about AIDS.

Smoking girl.

The girl in the pay phone.


A young man in hospital pajamas is talking to a doctor.

Two men pass through the arches of the entrance courtyard.

The doctor at the microscope.

The doctor is talking on the phone (synchronously).

Smoking girl.

A couple kissing on a bench in the Summer Garden.

Sculptures of the Summer Garden.

A group of young people.

One young man plays the guitar and sings.

Chronicle: striptease.

People in a tavern, drinking, kissing (staged).

Men drink in the alley.

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Locations: St. Petersburg [814]

Reel №3

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A man gives a woman an injection in the leg.

Close-up: eyes.

The doctor talks with the patient (synchronously).

A medical worker (synchronously) about working at the AIDS control center.

Dental office.

A woman is sitting at the bedside of an AIDS patient, a friend comes.

Neva embankment, view of the Peter and Paul Fortress.

A man and a woman are drinking at home.

People on Nevsky Prospekt.

Interview on the street.

The defeat of the immunodeficiency virus of the cells of the body (animation).

Interview with the patient (synchronously).

The bridge in St.


The film crew in costumes of the 19th century.

Staging an epidemic.

Portrait of Catherine II.

Treatment of diseases by conspiracies (staging).

Doctor of the Republican Infectious diseases hospital (synchronously).

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Mothers with small children on the street.

Doctor (synchronously).

A woman with a baby in her arms.

A white kitten on the ventilation grate.

An infant in the hospital.

The doctor is at the patient's bedside.

Friends and a doctor are at the bedside of the patient.

The body of a deceased patient is being carried along the corridor on a gurney.

Funeral procession with torches.

Locations: St. Petersburg [814]

Reel №5

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Monologue of the virus (actor).

The exposition of the Museum of the History of Medicine.

Photos of scientists looking for cures for terrible diseases.

Chronicle of the early 20th century: vaccination.

Portrait of L.Pasteur, R. Koch, I.Mechnikov.

A chess board with two pawns.

Hands on the computer keyboard.

A ruined house.

A naked couple lies on the ruins of a house.

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