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Shiwoi trup / Das Ehegesetz
(Shiwoi trup / Das Ehegesetz)
USSR / Germany
1928
Drama

THE LIVING CORPSE is based on the drama of Lev Tolstoj and is one of the earliest examples of a German-Russian co-production. The exceptional performances of the actors make the movie more than a film-historical event. When the movie was first shown at the cinemas, it was regarded to be a Bolshevik attack on the institution of marriage.

In the movie, Fedya Protassov is doing everything in his power to free his unhappy wife from the bondage of marriage so that she can remarry and finally achieve some measure of happiness in life. Unfortunately, the powerful Russian Orthodox Church works hard to make any such arrangement impossible, and in the end the only means by which he can bring this about is to commit suicide.

(Clarke Fountain: www.allmovie.com)

Compositions:

Frank Stobel und Gerd Luft

1988
  large orchestra (from 46 Musicians)    
 
stafflist
2+1/picc.1+1/ca.2.2 – 4.3.3.1 – pno.perc(3).hp.gtr.balalaika.acn – strings (min. 12.10.8.6.4) Note: if possible 3 additional percussionists for the carillon.
     
 
Duration
120
sync fps
22
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