Alive and the Dead

Genre: War
Duration: 200 mins
Format: 35mm
Director: Alexander Stolper
Cast: Kirill Lavrov, Viktor Avdyushko, Anatoly Papanov

A Russian war correspondent is drafted into the war and finds himself in the midst of the conflict. When he loses his Party Membership Card, he is treated as a deserter until he finds help from a kind man. This considerably outspoken Soviet war feature addressed issues such as anti-Stalinism, Siberia and the inhumanity of war. Adapting Constantin Simonov's novel, Alexandre Stolper was responsible for writing as well as directing this epic film that dealt with major issues within the Soviet Union.