Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky) Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky)

Like many of Eisenstein’s best films, Alexander Nevsky was conceived as a morale-booster, aimed at stirring up Russian patriotism. It is set in the 13th century, but the villainous Teutonic Knights are obviously meant to represent the burgeoning threat of Hitler’s hordes. With Russia besieged by both these knights and by the Tartars, only a charismatic leader can save the populace from these barbaric baby killers (yes, we see the villains tossing screaming infants into bonfires!) The hero of the piece is the legendary Prince Alexander Nevsky, portrayed by Nikolai Cherkasov, who bears a striking resemblance to Gary Cooper. The saving turnaround for Nevsky is the battle of ice-covered Lake Peipus in 1242. This bravura sequence is staged in spectacular fashion, underlined by the specially-commissioned music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Release date: Jan 1, 1938
Production Company: Amkino
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Genre: Art House & International,Drama

Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky) Caste and Crew
Director: D.I. Vessiliev,Sergei M. Eisenstein,Dmitriy Vasiylev
writer: Sergei M. Eisenstein,Pyotr Pavlenko
Nikolay Cherkasov,Nikolai Okhlopkov,Vasiliy Novikov,Dmitri N. Orlov,N.N. Arski,Varvara Massalitinova,V.K. Novikov,Dmitri Orlov,Valentina Ivasheva,Vladimir Yershov,Alexandra Danilova,Valeria O. Massalitinova,Andrei Abrikosov,Valentina Ivashova,Alexandra Danilova,Dmitriy Orlov,V.L. Ersbov,Sergey Blinnikov,Ivan Lagutin,Lev Fenin,N.A. Rogozbbin,N.A. Rogozbin