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Ivan Denisovich - Part 3

As the zeks endure a seemingly endless march, the sounds of their feet on the snow tell us how cold it really is.  Exhausted before they arrive, they are nonetheless required to produce for the Soviet state.

As their facial hair freezes, they are not yet at the work site.  After hours of marching with their hands folded behind their backs, they finally reach the place where the guards demand so much from them. 

Working sun-up to sundown, the zeks wonder why there hasn't been a good Siberian blizzard this season.  If there were, maybe they would finally get a day or two off.

Against the white of the snow - and the gray of the sky - the men toil on.  Digging in the hard, frozen ground they are not allowed to use any means to make their jobs easier.

See, also:

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 1

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Part 2

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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