Wedding in Malinovka

SVADBA V MALINOVKE (WEDDING IN MALINOVKA)

1967, 95 min., color, wide screen

Musical comedy, Literary Adaptation

Based on a musical by Boris Alexandrov and a story by Leonid Yukhvid, the action takes place during the Civil War in Ukraine. A peaceful small village inhabited mostly by old people and children is raided regularly by the White Army diverging gangs. The Red Army commander called Nazar disguises himself as a White Army officer and arrives to the village just in time to attend a wedding of his own daughter Yarinka, who is forced to marry the head of a gang.

Director: Andrei Tutyshkin, Screenplay: Leonid Yukhvid, Camera: Vyachslav Fastovich, Production designer: Semyon Malkin, Music: Boris Alexandrov, Sound: Grigory Elbert

Cast: Vladimir Samoilov, Lyudmila Alfimova, Valentina Lysenko, Yevgeny Lebedev, Mikhail Pugovkin, Zoya Fyodorova, Andrei Abrikosov, Tamara Nosova, Mikhail Vodyanoy, Nikolai Slichenko, Alexei Smirnov