Prussian nights

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Prussian nights

year: 2015
dimensions: time: 18'04 min.
technique: a film made on the basis of fragments of the narrative poem by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, Prussian nights, black and white film with sound, music: Alexandrov's Choir, song Sacred War, Choir of the Red Army, Warszawianka
description: In 1944, the Red Army entered the territory of East Prussia in order to  chase Germans away and take over their territory. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, then as a journalist, accompanied this event. After a few years, he described his experiences and emotions from the position of an insightful observer of reality. Narrative poem, entitled: Prussian Nights, is a motional document revealing ruthlessness, barbarity and violence of the Red Army in relation to the women, children, and the old people  living there. During the film, selected fragments of the poem were used by the narrator as a film narrative. With the help of selected archival materials, photography and sound, violence and human aggression were revealed, the symbol of which was the pogrom and massacre of civilians by Soviet soldiers in 1944 (the so-called slaughter in Nemmersdorf - as a symbol of violence of the Red Army). Nemmersdorf, now Majakowskoje (Russian: Маяковское, German: Nemmersdorf) is a village in the Kaliningrad region of Russia.

 

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