15 years of the film "In the August 44 th ..."
• 15 years of film "August 44th ..."
This year marks 15 years of the film "August 44th ...." Today we recall the most interesting facts about the movie film, which the FSB was named the most reliable movie about spies.
Filming began in 1999. A year later there was a Belarusian version of the film, in 2001 - Russian. "A good gift for the May 9," - he said of the film Alexander Gradski, who wrote for the film history of military intelligence, "Song of the monument."
"in August 44th ..." - the second attempt to film the novel by Vladimir Bogomolov, "Moment of Truth", the head of which is still before the book were published in 1965-1970. under the names "were killed during the arrest ..." "Take them all ..!" "Extraordinary wanted: In August, forty-four."
In 1975, he tried to make a film famous Lithuanian film director Vytautas Zalakevicius. In connection with the death of 21 October 1975 bronius babkauskas, who plays General Yegorov, filming was halted.
This problem does not end there. Then director of "Mosfilm" Nikolai Sizov said the director: "Vitas, you do not understand what you took! I do not want to croak, but I'm afraid that this material, we generally can not be used. " Vladimir Bogomolov, too, was unhappy with the already recorded material, and decided without the consent of any author not continue shooting. The picture has been closed.
A screen adaptation directed by Michael Ptashuk was more successful. However, Vladimir Bogomolov, too, did not like the result. "By virtue of unthinking and hasty improvisations director appeared sunken most episodes, including the node, the most important" - said the writer and asked to withdraw his name from the credits.
Artist as captain Alekhine Yevgeny Mironov during the filming came to Bogomolov with a huge list of questions. It was listed 79 points.
The FSB liked the movie. "From those works, books and movies that have come out including in Russia, I would call the most credible and close to reality, the material book by Vladimir Bogomolov, and its adaptation, which is very close to the reality show life, the life and work of counterintelligence Smersh "- said the head of the recording and archival holdings of FSB of Russia, Lieutenant-General Vasily Khristoforov.
On the role Tamantsev, played by Vladislav Galkin, Alexander Abdulov auditioned.
It is believed that the heroes of the novel and the film were real prototypes. The prototype of Captain Alekhine died in the detention of enemy agents in December 1944 in Poland. This Tamantsev died in winter 1945 in the trench combat. Prototype Guard lieutenant Andrei Blinov, who counterintelligence never served and was a gunner, ended the war hero of the Soviet Union. According to Vladimir Bogomolov, officer commandant, who was involved in the operation rozysknikov and during it behaved exactly like Anikushin he knew personally. Senior operational investigative group was killed and the officer was seriously wounded.
Captain Alekhine pursuing a truck with the number "And 1-72-15", the dispatch saboteurs. A truck with the same number participated in the filming of the first series of the television series "the nameless heights."
The film's budget was more than $ 5 million.