History Film / Siberiade

29th Jan '15 2:02:37 PM jamespolk
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The small village of Yelan lies by a river in the heart of the Siberian taiga. It is isolated and remote, cut off from the outside world by the sheer vastness of the Russian steppe. The story begins in 1904, and focuses on two feuding families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, with the forme being the richest family in the village and the latter being poor. Afonya Ustyuzhanin is something of a CloudCuckoolander, who once lived as a hunter but now spends all his time building, by himself, a literal road to nowhere in the forest. Despite the enmity between the clans, his son Nikolai ("Kolya") falls in love with Anastasia ("Nastya") Solomina, who is also being pursued by Phil Solomin, one of her more distant relations. Kolya is banished from the village for pissing the Solomins off, but returns many years later with his son Alexei.
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The small village of Yelan lies by a river in the heart of the Siberian taiga. It is isolated and remote, cut off from the outside world by the sheer vastness of the Russian steppe. The story begins in 1904, and focuses on two feuding families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, with the forme being the richest family in the village and the latter being poor. Afonya Ustyuzhanin is something of a CloudCuckoolander, who once lived as a hunter but now spends all his time building, by himself, a literal road to nowhere in the forest. Despite the enmity between the clans, his son Nikolai ("Kolya") falls in love with Anastasia ("Nastya") Solomina, who is also being pursued by Phil Solomin, one of her more distant relations. Kolya is banished from the village for pissing the Solomins off, but returns many years later with his son Alexei.Alexei (Creator/NikitaMikhalkov).
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19th Jan '15 10:52:08 AM gallium
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''Siberiade'' (Сибириада, Sibiriada) is a 1978 Soviet epic drama directed by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky. The synopsis, as described by TheOtherWiki: The small village of Yelan has lain hidden in the Siberian backwoods since time immemorial, Siberiade revolves around two families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, who live in Yelan and have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember. The Solomins were relatively wealthy and the Ustyuzhanins poor. The film begins in 1904. Afonya Ustyuzhanin is an aging man who spends all of his waking hours chopping a corduroy road "anywhere away from Yelan". His young child Nikolai "Kolya" Ustyuzhanin (b. 1897) must fend for himself by stealing from the Solomins. He meets Rodion Klimentov, a revolutionary fugitive who inspires him, who is soon found by the White Army and taken away. In 1917 Kolya continues to help his father build the road, which has become an epic project stretching many miles. He is in a romantic relationship with hoyden Anastasia "Nastya" Solomin, but a quarrel about the revolution infuriates Nastya, who immediately seeks out Phil Solomin, kisses him, and demands marriage. As the wedding preparations begin, Kolya begs for forgiveness, but Nastya savors the revenge. Kolya fights with the Solomins and is beaten and cast adrift down the river. Later that day Phil seeks out Nastya in a barn and sexually assaults her, but she escapes and joins an unconscious Kolya. Meanwhile Afonya, still chopping, falls asleep, drunk, on an ant nest, and dies alone. In 1932, Kolya returns to Yelan as a charismatic military official with his loyal, revolutionary-minded son Alexei. He informs the Solomins that Nastya, who had left with him, died heroically. In a town hall meeting he gets the village to agree on a plan for tapping the area's natural resources. A dispute leads to Kolya arresting Spiridon Solomin, who soon escapes and kills Kolya. Alexei flees. In June 1941 Alexei, a teenager, returns to Yelan and meets Taya, a free-spirited Solomin girl who becomes infatuated with him. A recruiting barge visits the town, announcing the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, and Alexei enlists. The boat pulls away and Taya yells to Alexei that she will wait for him all her life. In the war, Alexei saves an injured officer and becomes a decorated war hero. The war ends, and Taya continues to wait for Alexei's return day after day, which never occurs. Around 1964 Alexei returns to Yelan with an oil drilling crew. His enemy, Spiridon, has returned from prison a bitter and frail man, and Alexei feels only pity. He meets Taya and has a casual affair, but she is also courted by Alexei's boss Tabrik, causing a rift. In Moscow Phil Solomin has risen high into the ranks of Soviet leadership, but wrestles with his conscience with plans for a massive hydroelectric dam project that would flood Yelan. Alexei resigns from the oil drilling operation to leave town, stopping at Taya's house to take her with him to the resort city of Sochi, but it becomes clear that they have grown apart. Alexei storms off, and the oil well blows out as he leaves town. The blowout turns into an inferno and Alexei rushes in to save a former coworker, and dies in the process. At a party conference in Moscow, a telegram arrives with the news of the oil strike, which vindicates Siberia as a mining center. The officials react with pleasure but give a moment of silence for the passing of Alexei. Phil flies to Yelan to supervise the containment operation, but it becomes clear that the graveyard must be razed to save the town. As the film closes, the ghosts of the Solomins and Ustyuzhanins seemingly appear in the graveyard expressing gratitude and unity.
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''Siberiade'' (Сибириада, Sibiriada) is a 1978 Soviet epic drama directed by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky. The synopsis, as described by TheOtherWiki: \n\n It is the story of life in a small Siberian village over three generations and sixty years, 1904-1964. The small village of Yelan has lain hidden lies by a river in the heart of the Siberian backwoods since time immemorial, Siberiade revolves around taiga. It is isolated and remote, cut off from the outside world by the sheer vastness of the Russian steppe. The story begins in 1904, and focuses on two feuding families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, who live with the forme being the richest family in Yelan and have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember. The Solomins were relatively wealthy the village and the Ustyuzhanins poor. The film begins in 1904. latter being poor. Afonya Ustyuzhanin is an aging man something of a CloudCuckoolander, who once lived as a hunter but now spends all of his waking hours chopping time building, by himself, a corduroy literal road "anywhere away from Yelan". His young child to nowhere in the forest. Despite the enmity between the clans, his son Nikolai "Kolya" Ustyuzhanin (b. 1897) must fend for himself by stealing from the Solomins. He meets Rodion Klimentov, a revolutionary fugitive who inspires him, who is soon found by the White Army and taken away. In 1917 Kolya continues to help his father build the road, which has become an epic project stretching many miles. He is ("Kolya") falls in a romantic relationship love with hoyden Anastasia "Nastya" Solomin, but a quarrel about the revolution infuriates Nastya, ("Nastya") Solomina, who immediately seeks out is also being pursued by Phil Solomin, kisses him, and demands marriage. As the wedding preparations begin, one of her more distant relations. Kolya begs is banished from the village for forgiveness, but Nastya savors the revenge. Kolya fights with pissing the Solomins and is beaten and cast adrift down the river. Later that day Phil seeks out Nastya in a barn and sexually assaults her, off, but she escapes and joins an unconscious Kolya. Meanwhile Afonya, still chopping, falls asleep, drunk, on an ant nest, and dies alone. In 1932, Kolya returns to Yelan as a charismatic military official many years later with his loyal, revolutionary-minded son Alexei. He informs the Solomins that Nastya, who had left Alexei. Kolya embraced RedOctober with him, died heroically. In a town hall meeting he gets enthusiasm, and is now working for the village Soviet regime, trying to agree on a plan for tapping the area's find oil and natural resources. A dispute leads to Kolya arresting gas deposits in the countryside around Yelan. Spiridon Solomin, who soon escapes Nastya's brother, hates him for taking Nastya away, and kills Kolya. opposes his efforts to organize the village for oil drilling work. Kolya' son Alexei flees. In June 1941 Alexei, a teenager, returns to Yelan and meets eventually falls for Taya, a free-spirited another beautiful Solomin girl who becomes infatuated with him. A recruiting barge visits the town, announcing the beginning of the woman, but [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Great Patriotic War, and Alexei enlists. The boat pulls away and Taya yells to Alexei that she will wait for him all her life. In the war, Alexei saves an injured officer and becomes a decorated war hero. The war ends, and Taya continues to wait for Alexei's return day after day, which never occurs. Around 1964 Alexei returns to Yelan with an oil drilling crew. His enemy, Spiridon, has returned from prison a bitter and frail man, and Alexei feels only pity. He meets Taya and has a casual affair, but she is also courted by Alexei's boss Tabrik, causing a rift. In Moscow Phil Solomin has risen high into the ranks of Soviet leadership, but wrestles with his conscience with plans for a massive hydroelectric dam project that would flood Yelan. Alexei resigns from the oil drilling operation to leave town, stopping at Taya's house to take her with him to the resort city of Sochi, but it becomes clear that they have grown apart. Alexei storms off, and the oil well blows out as he leaves town. The blowout turns into an inferno and Alexei rushes in to save a former coworker, and dies in the process. At a party conference in Moscow, a telegram arrives with the news of the oil strike, which vindicates Siberia as a mining center. The officials react with pleasure but give a moment of silence for the passing of Alexei. Phil flies to Yelan to supervise the containment operation, but it becomes clear that the graveyard must be razed to save the town. As the film closes, the ghosts of the Solomins and Ustyuzhanins seemingly appear in the graveyard expressing gratitude and unity. War]] separates them.

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''Siberiade'' (Сибириада, Sibiriada) is a 1978 Soviet epic drama directed by Creator/AndreiKonchalovsky. * TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: The synopsis, as described by TheOtherWiki: The small village of Yelan has lain hidden in the Siberian backwoods since time immemorial, Siberiade revolves around two families, the Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, who live in Yelan and have been feuding for as long as anyone can remember. The Solomins were relatively wealthy and the Ustyuzhanins poor. The film begins in 1904. road that Afonya Ustyuzhanin is an aging man who spends all of his waking hours chopping a corduroy road "anywhere away from Yelan". His young child Nikolai "Kolya" Ustyuzhanin (b. 1897) must fend for hacking through the forest by himself by stealing from for no damn reason winds up being the Solomins. He meets Rodion Klimentov, a revolutionary fugitive who inspires him, who is soon found by the White Army and taken away. In 1917 Kolya continues to help his father build the road, which has become an epic project stretching many miles. He is in a romantic relationship with hoyden Anastasia "Nastya" Solomin, but a quarrel about the revolution infuriates Nastya, who immediately seeks out Phil Solomin, kisses him, and demands marriage. As the wedding preparations begin, Kolya begs for forgiveness, but Nastya savors the revenge. Kolya fights with the Solomins and is beaten and cast adrift down the river. Later that day Phil seeks out Nastya in a barn and sexually assaults her, but she escapes and joins an unconscious Kolya. Meanwhile Afonya, still chopping, falls asleep, drunk, on an ant nest, and dies alone. In 1932, Kolya returns to Yelan as a charismatic military official with his loyal, revolutionary-minded son Alexei. He informs the Solomins that Nastya, who had left with him, died heroically. In a town hall meeting he gets the village to agree on a plan for tapping the area's natural resources. A dispute leads to Kolya arresting Spiridon Solomin, who soon escapes and kills Kolya. Alexei flees. In June 1941 Alexei, a teenager, returns to Yelan and meets Taya, a free-spirited Solomin girl who becomes infatuated with him. A recruiting barge visits the town, announcing the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, and Alexei enlists. The boat pulls away and Taya yells to Alexei that she will wait for him all her life. In the war, Alexei saves an injured officer and becomes a decorated war hero. The war ends, and Taya continues to wait for Alexei's return day after day, which never occurs. Around 1964 Alexei returns to Yelan with an oil drilling crew. His enemy, Spiridon, has returned from prison a bitter and frail man, and Alexei feels only pity. He meets Taya and has a casual affair, but she is also courted by Alexei's boss Tabrik, causing a rift. In Moscow Phil Solomin has risen high into the ranks of Soviet leadership, but wrestles with his conscience with plans for a massive hydroelectric dam project that would flood Yelan. Alexei resigns from the oil drilling operation to leave town, stopping at Taya's house to take her with him to the resort city of Sochi, but it becomes clear that they have grown apart. Alexei storms off, and the oil well blows out as he leaves town. The blowout turns into an inferno and Alexei rushes in to save a former coworker, and dies in the process. At a party conference in Moscow, a telegram arrives with the news of the oil strike, which vindicates Siberia as a mining center. The officials react with pleasure but give a moment of silence for the passing of Alexei. Phil flies to Yelan to supervise the containment operation, but it becomes clear road that the graveyard must be razed government uses to save facilitate access to the town. As the film closes, the ghosts of the Solomins and Ustyuzhanins seemingly appear in the graveyard expressing gratitude and unity. area, when opening it for oil exploration.
19th Jan '15 9:17:19 AM gallium
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* SwingLowSweetHarriet: Nastya rejects Kolya, and says she'll marry Phil, while swinging on a swing. This mixes with SexySoakedShirt (see above) after it starts to rain.
19th Jan '15 9:10:17 AM gallium
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* FeudingFamilies: The Solomins and the Ustyuzhanins, but that doesn't stop Kolya-Nastya and later Alexei-Taya from falling in love.
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Both Kolya and later his son Alexei believe that the Devil's Mane, a swmapy area that the peasants are superstitiously afraid of, is where the oil and gas will be found. Whenever they try and go there, the film shifts from color to sepia tones, making the whole place seem very creepy.
19th Jan '15 7:58:49 AM gallium
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!!Tropes * TheEpic * UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar * RedOctober * SceneryGorn: The fire. * SceneryPorn * StarCrossedLovers
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!!Tropes !!Tropes: * TheEpic ActionPrologue: This movie, which is for the most part pretty slow-paced, opens with the spectacular fire and explosion at the oil derrick, before jumping back to 1904. * UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar CigaretteOfAnxiety: In 1904, the tsarist police find Klimentov the revolutionary hiding out in the village. Klimentov takes a bomb out of his coat. The tsarist officer affects nonchalance and starts to roll a cigarette, but his hands are shaking badly. * RedOctober ElderlyImmortal: Apparently the case with the Eternal Old Man, who is called exactly that in the credits. The old man, who seems to dwell in the forest, was an old man in 1904 and, much to Alexei's shock, is still an old man sixty years later. * TheEpic: A four-hour movie that recounts the history of a small Siberian village over three generations. * HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: A journey of 500 versts (a Russian measurement equal to 1.06 km) is also described as "six goose flights". * NearRapeExperience: Phil grabs Nastya, rips her dress apart, and throws her down on the hay in the barn. Then he seems to come to his senses, and walks out. * RedOctober: Happens far away in European Russia. The peasants in the village are surprised to hear about it. Kolya's enthusiasm for the revolution drives a wedge between him and Nastya. * SexySoakedShirt: Nastya's white cotton shift clings to her body after it starts to rain. * SceneryGorn: The oil derrick fire is quite impressive. * SceneryPorn: Beautiful shots of the village and the Siberian countryside. * {{Skinnydipping}}: Young Tatya, bathing in the river. * SomeoneToRememberHimBy: After Alexei is killed, bitter old Spiridon notes that this is the last of the Ustyuzhanins. Taya corrects him, saying that she's carrying Alexei's baby. * StarCrossedLovers: Alexei and Taya, who are separated by the war and don't see each other for nearly 20 years. When Alexei finally returns to his village, they fall in love again, only for Alexei to be killed in the oil rig fire. * SceneryPorn StockFootage: Used for the Time Compression Montages. * StarCrossedLoversTimeCompressionMontage: Used for the time skips. The great historical moments that are happening far away are shown via StockFootage montages: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, RedOctober, the Russian Civil War, Stalin's industrialization program in TheThirties, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, post-war industrialization and rebuilding, and Yuri Gagarin's flight in 1961. * VodkaDrunkenski: One of the villagers is an alcoholic who is continually being ripped off by the Solomins, who take his pelts in exchange for vodka.
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* HeyItsThatGuy ** MikhailKononov ** Creator/NikitaMikhalkov
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