Friday, 31 January 2014
Nikita Mikhalkov: At Home among Strangers, a Stranger at Home - Свой среди чужих чужой среди своих (1974)
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Writers: Nikita Mikhalkov, Eduard Volodarskiy
Stars: Yuri Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov
The story takes place in early 1920s, shortly after the end of the Russian Civil War. Five Red Army soldiers are sent to protect a precious shipment of gold that is sent by train. One of the friends is kidnapped and drugged, while the train is attacked and the gold is stolen. Suspected of treason, he becomes "a Stranger at Home".
A debut of the world-famous director Nikita Mikhalkov, this film is an excellent model of a “western”, having a very ingenious plot, and, most importantly, being a hymn to men’s true friendship.