Nocturne 1931. (1988)

Documentary №48747, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:35
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Nikolaj Chiruk
Screenwriters:Andrej Romanovskij
Camera operators:Andrej Gorelov
Other authors:N. Kuznecov, I. Nazarov


Gameplay picture tells an episode in the life of a scholar and writer Alexander Chayanov.

Reel №1

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Newsreel of 1931: the types of streets and squares of Moscow, people on the streets of the city.

People ride on the Ferris wheel and roundabouts, the faces of Muscovites.

Attraction "the wheel of laughter".

People dance under the gramophone.

Cars and trams on the streets of Moscow at night.

The staging: the investigator of the OGPU at the table.

A girl is sitting on the windowsill, the phone is ringing.

The investigator of the OGPU Agranov is talking on the phone.

The text of the memoirs of the widow A. Chayanov. about his being under investigation.

The staging of the interrogation of Chayanov.

Types of buildings in Moscow, built in the style of constructivism.

Newsreel 1925-1929: the peasants in haymaking.

Women fold the sheaves into haystacks, children play at the cart.

Key words

State Security

Calendar: 1925-1929 1931

Locations: Moscow [820] USSR [863]

Seasons: Summer [824]

Reel №2

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The staging of the interrogation by AV Chayanov. in the OGPU, the investigator asks Chayanov about his literary work, colleagues and views on agriculture, alternates with the images from the story of Chayanov's "Julia", behind the scenes a fragment of the story sounds (synchronously).

The text of a fragment of the memoirs of the widow Chayanov.

Chayanov signs confessions (staged).

Portrait of A. Chayanov.

Illustrations to the stories of Chayanov.

Interlacing newsreels, faces of the investigator, ancient engravings, prison corridors and windows.

Rural landscape, clouds in the sky.

Portrait of Chayanov.

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