"The destiny of man (1959)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

What has not seen in my lifetime, Andrei Sokolov, which only survived the four years of war captivity, torture, starvation and hard labor in a concentration camp. He lived on hope - to see family. But then fate did not spare the Russian soldier, killing all relatives and friends. There is not one in the world darling krovinushku Andrew. He survived, survived, but how to live? However, the revised something heaven and decided to make two lonely souls, scorched by war, have found each other: at the crossroads meets emaciated man little boy Vanyusha
War.. This is a terrible word reserves not only scorched villages, wrecked tanks, destroyed cities, but separated brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, parents and children. Children. These tiny creatures who want a peaceful sky over your head and smile mom, mature so quickly in wartime. Especially when it is hanging over them suddenly a terrible and cruel word "orphan." Orphans whose fathers perished on the battlefield whose mothers were killed, torn, trampled forged boot of Nazi evil. Orphans, whose lives have been kinked in early childhood. Seeing this here orphan - one of hundreds of thousands of children without parents, without homes, forced to pick up the scraps from the driver's canteen - heart trembled war veteran
story "The destiny of man." - the product of the vertex of the postwar period, the writer Mikhail Sholokhov, who showed the best features Russian national character in the image of Andrei Sokolov. It is thanks to resistant people, the type of which is clearly described by the writer, our country was able to win. Sholokhov knew firsthand about the hardships of the war: during the Second World War he worked as a correspondent. The story, published in "Pravda" newspaper, shocked the entire community, but even more, he shook the actor Sergei Bondarchuk: to make a film based on the story was "more than a dream" for him. It became the goal of his life.
plot tape almost word for word repeats the short story Sholokhov, but his multi-layered artwork fills the human history of the latitude that already guessed Bondarchuk architect, creator Bondarchuk, Bondarchuk-cob. Yes, in the director's debut tape it shows that the titanium appeared - his ability to subsequently create the "War and Peace" and "They Fought for Their Motherland". "The destiny of man" - a truly epochal picture showing some courage and cowardice of others. The director does not miss anything: there is also the heroism, and betrayal, and courage and cowardice. Bondarchuk, director blames infamy, close-up showing the face of a coward, Bondarchuk, actor in the frame strangling with his own hands the traitor, clearly demonstrating its verdict: there is no place on earth any reptile. Stiff bristles, hollow cheeks, under eye circles, haggard eyes - we see the character's face, to accurately convey bright play Sergey Fedorovich. Barbed wire fences, a striped robe with numbers on his chest in the barracks of the concentration camp, rags soiled with blood, body emaciated man - all this director does not hide, but does not focus on naturalistic detail, offering the viewer to provide a complete picture creates madness and total destruction civilians. An endless stream of people walking toward the building with a small sign "bath." Submissive crowd that waits only entrance and exit instead - very tall chimney, which knocks out black smoke. It is terrible even imagine what's left overs
sky theme is a refrain throughout the film: it is clean and clear, then ran up unexpectedly formidable heavy clouds, then - zavolochennoe haze.. With sky form producer demonstrates contrast - the difference between war and peace and quiet and the sounds emanating from exploding bombs and gunfire. The more relaxed and lighter than the sky, the greater the threat of the approaching disaster. Here is a man asleep amid a wheat field with his arms outstretched, his lips stuck wheat, larks singing in the sky. But a minute later the peace is broken: heard frenzied barking of dogs that race in pursuit of a fugitive, to tear him to pieces, thrust into the emaciated flesh sharp fangs. Emotional intensity pattern Bondarchuk transmits large strokes: running after echelon wife with folded crosswise over his chest as before communion, a newborn baby, trying awkwardly to grab jaws for Mommy's breast, the firstborn Andrew, making uncertain shazhochkami, bursts out laughing daughters. And in contrast to - rolled up to the elbow sleeves Nazi machine gunners, cruel commandant of a concentration camp, beating prisoners with brass knuckles hidden in the glove, shot in a ravine the Jews, Hitler shiny fat Major, throwing gnawed chicken bone Russian prisoner. Bondarchuk not even try to look for justification for the executioners and torturers, loudly declaring it in every frame and proudly looking them in the eye, like his hero, before the German officers drank three glasses of vodka. In this episode, the director with the filing of the story of the author, based on comprehensible to everyone since childhood techniques folklore, gave Andrey Sokolov features the hero of folk tales. We did not win, - says his opinion, and the enemy - is also like a fairy tale - recognizes the dignity of the Russian peasant. And this heroic strength, this power only reinforces respect for the hero, to any and all who fought for their country.
Despite the year of release films, the master to avoid any "agitation", focusing on the life of one person, but by investing in a heartfelt way of soldier stories million. Of course, the fear of censorship, Sholokhov the primary source did not indicate an ugly reality: public humiliation, and a link to the camps, waiting for any soldier, who visited in German captivity. And it went on the favor of the film: Why sully the future generations the heroism of those who fought for their country. And now more than ever in the film are clearly visible plot slaps, as if designed to wake peacefully sleeping mind of children and grandchildren of veterans. I do not see here any social order, neither the communist propaganda - see only the lives of people on the background of historical events. Seen the fate of long-suffering man's heart and a small sparrow named Vanya. Mop of straw-colored hair, grimy cheeks, eyes looking into the heart of the viewer and trembling lips, shouting: "Folder! Rodnenky! ". And this cry sent a vulnerable child's spirit, intermittent sobs, cuts through the chest reaches the consciousness of everyone understands that there is no worse word than the word "war."

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