Alexander Nevsky

Soviet Union, 1938

Film
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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.

Credits

co-producers/directors

D Vasiliev

Sergei Eisenstein

production company

Mosfilm

Language

Russian

Duration

01:50:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36732

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nevsky, Alexander

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Foreign language films

History → Nevsky, Alexander

History → Russia - History

People → Nevsky, Alexander

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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