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Ivan Denisovich - Part 2

Facing work in a new location, which has no shelter and no way to keep warm at all, Ivan Denisovich - prisoner C854 - welcomes being ill.  According to the infirmary personnel, however, he isn't sick enough to be exempted from work.

Ivan wonders:  How can you expect someone who is warm to understand the plight of someone who is always cold?

Hoarding what little bread he has, Ivan likely ponders another question:  How can one who has enough to eat understand the plight of someone who is always hungry?

With no way to sufficiently ward-off the cold, the zeks in Ivan Denisovich's camp are ordered outside.  Flannel shirts would be helpful, but anyone who has one - and wears it - will have their name and number recorded (which means punishment is in store for them).

Guards, wearing fur coats, make sure the workers march in order.  Anyone speaking his mind faces time "in the cell."  Anyone who steps to the right or left can be shot, without warning, since the guards view such actions as an attempt to escape.

See, also:

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 1

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 3

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 4

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 5

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 6

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 7

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 8

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 9

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 10


Media Credits

Clip from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970).  The film is a joint British-Norwegian production mostly filmed, in very cold weather, in Norway.  Copyright, Norsk Film A/S, all rights reserved.  Online, courtesy YouTube.  Provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the film.

Director:
Caspar Wrede

Screenplay (based on Solzhenitsyn’s book):
Ronald Harwood

Cinematography:    
Sven Nykvist
Hans Nord

Starring:

Tom Courtenay - Ivan Denisovich Shukov
Espen Skjønberg - Tiurin
Alf Malland - Fetiukov

Production Companies:

Group W Films LLC
Leontes
Norsk Film

Year of Release - 1970


Run time:
101 minutes

 

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