Call number: DVD-341


MIKHALKOV, Nikita
Neokonchennaia p´esa dlia mekhanicheskogo pianino [Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano]

Mosfil´m, 1976; released 5 September 1977
Screenplay Aleksandr Adabash´ian and Nikita Mikhalkov, based on Chekhov's play Platonov and motifs from his stories 'V usad´be', 'Uchitel´ slovesnosti', 'Tri goda' and 'Moia zhizn´'
Photography Pavel Lebeshev
Music Eduard Artem´ev; and the music of Donizetti, Liszt and Rakhmaninov
Art direction Aleksandr Adabash´ian and Aleksandr Samulekin

Mikhail Vasil´evich Platonov 			Aleksandr Kaliagin
Sashen´ka, his wife 				Evgeniia Glushenko
Sof´ia Egorovna, an actress 			Elena Solovei
Sergei Pavlovich Voinitsev, her husband 	Iurii Bogatyrev
Pavel Petrovich Shcherbuk 			Oleg Tabakov
Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a general's widow     Antonina Shuranova
Porfirii Semenovich Glagol´ev			Nikolai Pastukhov
Ivan Ivanovich Triletski			Pavel Kadochnikov
Dr Nikolai Ivanovich Triletskii 		Nikita Mikhalkov
Gerasim Kuz´mich Petrin 			Anatolii Romashin
Verochka					Natal´ia Nazarova
Lizochka					Kseniia Minina
Iakov, a servant				Sergei Nikonenko
Petechka					Serezha Gur´ev
98 minutes
In Russian with optional subtitles

DVD
Region code All
Aspect ratio
Languages Menu languages: Russian, English and French
Optional subtitles in Russian, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew
Features 'Predislovie' is an interview with the scriptwriter and production designer, Aleksandr Adabash´ian, 4½ minutes, in Russian with optional English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles. It is also in the 'Dopolnitel´no section of the menu.
The 'Dopolnitel´no' section of the menu contains:
I. 'Anton Chekhov', which leads to:
a] 'Zemskoi vrach', 2½ minutes, in Russian with optional English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles
b] 'Biografiia', text, in menu language.
c] Vspominaiut:
i] 'Zhena', which is 'Ol´ga Leonardovna Knipper-Chekhova o prem´ere Chaiki', 2 minutes, in Russian with optional English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles
ii] 'Drug', which is 'Vspominaet pisatel´ Nikolai Dmitrievich Teleshov', 2 minutes, in Russian with optional English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles
II. 'Pavel Kadochnikov', video film made up of extracts from his films, 10 minutes, in Russian with optional English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles
III. Interviews with the composer, Eduard Artem´ev, 11 minutes, and with the scriptwriter and production designer, Aleksandr Adabash´ian, 4½ minutes, both in Russian with optional English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles
Biographies and filmographies for the director, Nikita Mikhalkov, the director of photography, Pavel Lebeshev, the scriptwriter and production designer, Aleksandr Adabash´ian, the production designer, Aleksandr Samulekin, the composer, Eduard Artem´ev, and the actors Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovei, Nikolai Pastukhov, Pavel Kadochnikov, Aleksandr Kaliagin, Evgeniia Glusenko and Iurii Bogatyrev
Album of photos
Source Ruscico


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