"Running" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

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The film "Running" - the first Soviet film adaptation of Bulgakov's works, considered one of the best. Directed by Alexander Alov Vladimir Naumov tried to objectively show the sad events of the century - the end of the Civil War and the emigration of the losers. As a result of the picture, which brought together the best actors of the time, it turned out a truly epic, with many actors and events, with realistic scenes of battles and frightening panorama of the exodus of people from Russia.
So, come the end of the "old" age. Portraits of emperors hung with dusty rags, burning cars in expensive furs, and the church bells seems to call for the last time. Officers fired tear straps or himself in the temple. And hundreds of thousands of people, soldiers and civilians, intellectuals and speculators, industrialists, and ministers, those who see in the future if no loop, then certainly ruin - running desperately, running, down dale, not knowing about the future, trying to forget about the past. A rattle around recent battle, heavy and meaningless, in which victory belongs only to those who in spite of the fatigue, maintain firmness of spirit and belief in the light - better future. And in the military orchestra of unharmonized marches, in the mud, fighting until the end, until victory. And others just one event - the retreat and escape
fugitives is, however, one hope -. General KHLUDOV. One of the last generals who continued resistance. The first time we meet him at the railway station, surrounded by panicked people. And seeing these tired, mad eyes that look at one point, trying to see something in a vacuum, it becomes clear that it's all over. Tragedy of the White movement in his eyes. Vladislav Dvorzhetsky beautifully played this challenging role, without superfluous emotions dispassionately, but instilling genuine fear. KHLUDOV understands that the war was lost, perhaps, he was the first white generals understood this, but he continues to leave behind hundreds of lanterns with "bags", it executes all the rebellious, calm and steady voice giving orders. His last victim - Krapilin orderly, simple Russian soldier, who decided to directly express KHLUDOV face it - "one noose of war is not won," now all life will pursue him in a dream. In exile in Constantinople, white general daily for long hours will stand on top of a cliff surrounded by stray dogs and look at the sea, in the direction where his birthplace was, a country that he had lost forever
Constantinople -. "Infamous city "stuffiness and bustle on the streets, crowds of people of different nationalities, scurrying to and fro. In the city transferred the action in the second part of the movie, here is shown a humiliating existence of Russian emigrants. Here, the former professor of the Academy beg generals sell toys, nimble Cossacks turned into circus acrobats, and proud ladies in the past, ministers wife, go to the panel. A favorite pastime of the emigrants were "Cockroach races" stupid tote brought adroit deceiver of Russia, in which all the money were placed on the cockroaches, awkward running a race - that's certainly ironic. And how do you want to get out, and not in Paris, not in Madrid, but in the distant and hostile to the country from which long ago fled in horror. But decide to return it will be able to a few.
So what is a "run"? Ignominious retreat "of those who left their land"? Forced the fate of the exiles? And maybe this is the history of humanity, with its sharp turns and unexpected events, which people do not commanders in uniform. And in the film idea can be traced clear that in spite of the cruelty of the history of the time, saving in a foreign land has not been output. Homesickness, in his house, the white snow and the vast expanses never be extinguished in the hearts of the fugitives. Therefore, a former major general Čarnota, a man who seems to never lose optimism, but in fact, hiding under the guise of a witty joker despair and hopeless sadness, - will be unsteady on French streets and talk to your friends to the poor:
"When you lead to heaven, I'll be sitting there at the gate and in front of me will be based on a hat. I'll sit there for a thousand years, and ask, and no one to give, even God. If desired, you can beg all - money, fame, power, but not home. Especially one like mine. Russia does not fit into the hat! »

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