TECHNICAL DATA:

16 mm, color, 58 min, Germany, 1984. Based on Chekhov’s play "The Bear”. Script, direction by Don Askarian. Produced by Don Askarian and Margarita Woskanian. Broadcasted on German TV (ARD, SFB).

Prints in German and English. 
© by Don Askarian.


SYNOPSIS

One day the landlord Smirnov demands the widow Popova to pay an old debt which her husband left. She has no money at home and begs Smirnov to wait. The polite conversation turns quickly into an argument. Popova fetches the pistols. Smirnov realizes now that he’s in love with Popova. He confesses his love.


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CAST & CREDITS

Smirnoff
Hans-Peter Hallwachs

Popova
Elisabeth Rath

The old Luka
Hans Madin

Camera
Wladimir Woitinski

Editing
S. Beckers

Music
J.S.Bach, G. Donizetti, Dandrieu

Script writer, director, editor, art director
Don Askarian

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