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Ivan Denisovich - Part 8

Receiving a package from home is a great event for a prisoner, but every single item in the parcel is inspected by a guard before the prisoner can claim its contents.  Sometimes the guard keeps the best of the lot for himself.

Ivan Denisovich has told his wife never to send him anything.  When other zeks receive their packages, he regrets never hearing that something has arrived for him.

If Ivan thought it was hard to feed his family at home, it is even harder to feed himself in the camp.  As hundreds of men try to rush into the eating area, at the same time, he is nearly prevented from eating at all since he was separated from his team.

It's a good day, in a Siberian forced-labor camp, when the prisoners can relax, a bit, at night.  Some of them share what little they have.

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 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 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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