Alexander Nevsky

Soviet Union, 1938

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Sergei Eisenstein’s patriotic masterpiece of the exploits of 13th Century Russian hero Prince Alexander Nevsky was his first sound film and featured a special musical score by composer Sergey Prokovief. The Prince, as chosen leader of the people of Novgorod, vanquished the Teutonic Knights on the ice of Lake Peipus. The characters, boldly drawn and unencumbered with psychological details, are monumental figures. All are conceived as they are imagined today and as they survive in folklore. The impressive cast includes Nikolai Cherkassov as Nevsky.

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Credits

co-producers/directors

D Vasiliev

Sergei Eisenstein

production company

Mosfilm

Duration

01:50:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1938

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324946

Language

Russian

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q118976

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