Once Upon a Time (1989)

Documentary №9793, 2 parts, duration: 0:20:04, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Golubeva I.
Screenwriters:Golubeva I.
Camera operators:Savchenko I.
Text authors:Golubev I.


The film is about the problem of theold age and loneliness, about life of old people.

Reel №1

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The stairs to the street rises the old lady with a cane.

Travel to the inscription on the house, "Long live Communism!" In the room at the table talking to two men (synchronous and behind the scenes) about communism.

On the table is a glass half full (large).

Wood burns.

Among pedestrians is a grandmother with a stick.

Near the country house of an elderly woman, hunched over, sawing wood.

At the church gates woman crosses.

PNRM. with the church in three women sitting at the entrance of a two-storey house.

Inside the postman gives grandmother retired, talk (synchronously) about money.

PNRM. from photographs under standing in the closet.

Gray-haired woman sitting at the table.

Grandmother sitting in a room reading a magazine "Peasant".

Family photos.

Elderly woman sitting, resting his head on his hand, at the piano, holding crutches.

Grandmother sews on the sewing machine, the clock on the wall.

Woman watching television, PNRM. the room: a portrait on the wall, MS Gorbachev.

The old man carries wood on a sled to the house.

Departure from the clock on the wall in the room sitting on the couch elderly man.

Close-up: hands with finger grip, PNRM. with hands on face.

In the room at the table with a bottle of vodka, two men talking (synchronous and behind the scenes) about life.

View on a lonely building.

Reel №2

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View of the wooden building of the former school.

An old man with a cane, a former teacher, sitting in the room.

Photos of the teacher with children.

Face old teacher.

In winter, the two men digging the ground with a shovel and crowbar.

The room is dressed people sit.

Woman closes the curtains on the window.

Directions to provincial cities, wooden two-storey houses.

Grandma rides in the car.

Old woman give birth in the entrance of the house, a sign on the wall "Boarding House".

Close-up: a gray-haired old lady's face.

Newsreel 1920 .: GG distribution of newspapers, propaganda train.

Women shovels ship sand in a bucket, the bucket on the stick together and are dumped into the cart.

Earth shovels throw men and women.

Work in the mine with primitive tools.

Truck with coal worker drags on itself.

Women carry cars.

The gray-haired old lady sitting on the bed in the ward.

Grandmother sitting in a row on chairs, others standing, looking out the window.

A man playing the accordion, sitting next to my grandmother and sings.

Old men and women look out the window.

In the corridor boarding priest talking (synchronously) with the grandmothers of conscience.

Long corridor home for the elderly.

Close-up: hands folded on top of the deceased covered live hand.

A man goes to the darkened hallway, opened the door, a bright light.

Cemetery dug grave.

Wooden monuments under the snow on the graves.

Newsreel 1920 .: yy ground with shovels throw men and women (Rapid).

Wooden monuments under the snow on the graves.

Newsreel 1920 .: yy ground with shovels throw men and women (Rapid).

Lowering the coffin into the hole on the ropes

PNRM. from the grave to the sky.

Close-up: a shovel throws earth into the grave.

Land falls on the coffin.

Falling asleep to the grave with spades (in perspective).

Calendar: 1920s

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