- Nine Days in One Year
Nine Days in One Year Directed by Mikhail Romm Produced by Cinematography Ministry of the USSR Written by Daniil Khrabrovitsky
Narrated by Zinovi Gerdt Starring Aleksey Batalov
Music by Dzhon Ter-Tatevosyan Cinematography German Lavrov Editing by Yeva Ladyzhenskaya Distributed by Mosfilm
(1964, USA, subtitled)
(2004, worldwide, DVD)
Release date(s) March 5, 1962 Running time 111 min. Country Soviet Union Language Russian
Nine Days in One Year (Russian: Девять дней одного года) is a 1962 Soviet black-and-white drama film directed by Mikhail Romm about nuclear particle physics, Soviet scientists (physicists) and their relationship.
The film won the Crystal Globe Award in 1962.
Two young physicists, afflicted experimenter Dmitri Gusev (Batalov) and sceptical physicist-theorist Ilya Kulikov (Smoktunovsky) carry out nuclear researches in the siberian research institute. Dmitri heads the researches begun by his teacher Sintsov which as a result of experiment has received a deadly dose of radiation. Gusev is irradiated also. Doctors warn that any more radiation will kill him. At that time between his friend Ilya and Lyolya, loved Dmitri, established romantic relations. The enamoured prepare for wedding and search for possibility to inform it to Dmitri. At a meeting Dmitri guesses about it, having received Lyolya and Ilya coldly. At Lyolya's heart play self-contradictions, she tries to find out his true feelings to her as a result having learnt about the terrible diagnosis. Realising that she still loves Dmitri, Lyolya cancels wedding with Kulikov for wedding with Gusev.
Despite an interdiction of doctors Gusev continues experiences. After a number of failures he addresses for the help to Kulikov. At carrying out of the experiment which has ended successfully, Gusev receives a new irradiation dose. He hides it from everyone, from the wife which incorrectly interprets his isolation, but the truth reveals. Research work is continued by Kulikov. Dmitri's health worsens, he decides to struggle up to the end and draws on carrying out to it operations on a bone marrow transplantation.
- Hoberman, J. (2000-11-12). "FILM; From a Soviet Era That Dared to Defy The Ruling Dogma". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E01E4D81039F931A25752C1A9669C8B63. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- Aleksey Batalov as Dmitri Gusev
- Innokenty Smoktunovsky as Ilya Kulikov
- Tatyana Lavrova as Lyolya
- Nikolai Plotnikov as professor Sintsov
- Sergei Blinnikov
- Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev as Nikolai Ivanovich
- Mikhail Kozakov
- Valentin Nikulin
- Pavel Shpringfeld
- Aleksandr Pelevin
- Yevgeni Teterin as professor Pokrovsky (surgeon)
- Nikolai Sergeyev as Gusev's Father
- Ada Vojtsik
- Valentina Belyayeva as doctor
- Lyusyena Ovchinnikova
Off-screen voice by Zinovi Gerdt (narrator).
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