I Am Twenty (Episode 1) (1965) movie

I Am Twenty (Episode 1) (1965) movie

I Am Twenty (Russian: Мне двадцать лет, translit. Mne dvadtsat let) is a 1965 drama film directed by Marlen Khutsiev. It is Khutsiev’s most famous film and considered a landmark of 1960s Soviet cinema.

The film was originally entitled Zastava Iliycha (known in English alternately as Ilyich’s Gate or Lenin’s Guard), but it was heavily censored upon completion, trimmed to half its original length, retitled and withheld from release until 1965. A restored 3-hour version was released in 1989, and is sometimes referred to by the original title.

The film follows the recently demobilized Sergei, a young man who returns to his Moscow neighborhood after two years of military service. We see the aspirations and realities of his tightly-knit group of friends, as well as the everyday lives of other Soviet citizens.

I Am Twenty (Episode 1) (1965) movie

Genres: Drama
Production Co: Gorky Film Studio

Directed by Marlen Khutsiev
Writing Credits: Marlen Khutsiev, Gennady Shpalikov
Produced by Victor Freilich
Music by Nikolai Sidelnikov
Cinematography by Margarita Pilikhina

Cast:
Valentin Popov as Sergei Zhuravlyov
Nikolay Gubenko as Nikolai Fokin
Stanislav Lyubshin as Slava Kostikov
Marianna Vertinskaya as Anya
Zinaida Zinovyeva as Olga Mikhailovna Zhuravlyova
Svetlana Starikova as Vera Zhuravlyova
Lev Prygunov as Second Lieutenant Aleksandr Zhuravlyov
T. Bogdanova as Lyusya Kostikova
Lyudmila Selyanskaya as Conductress
Aleksandr Blinov as Kuzmich
Lev Zolotukhin as Anya’s Father
Pyotr Shcherbakov as Chernousov
Gennadi Nekrasov as Vladimir Vasilyevich
Nikolay Zakharchenko as Friend
Andrei Tarkovsky as ‘Turnip’ Jerk Guest at Anya’s Party
Dmitri Fyodorovsky
Andrey Konchalovskiy as Yuri – Guest at Anya’s Party
Svetlana Svetlichnaya as Sveta
Olga Gobzeva
Pavel Finn
Rodion Nahapetov
Natalya Ryazantseva
Bella Akhmadulina cameo
Evgeniy Evtushenko cameo
Rimma Kazakova cameo
Bulat Okudzhava cameo
Robert Rozhdestvensky cameo
Gennady Shpalikov as Exhibition visitor
Boris Slutsky cameo
Tamara Sovchi
Mikhail Svetlov cameo
Oleg Vidov
Andrei Voznesensky cameo