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Captain of the First Rank (1958)

Original title: Esimese järgu kapten

Based on the novel "Captain of the First Rank" by Aleksey Novikov-Priboi

Feature film | Epic, historical Duration 90:40

Captain of the First Rank

Young sailor Zakhar Psaltoryov knows what he wants. Throughout the events of the film, his mental self-image will go through lots of changes. While getting involved in various situations and relationships, the sailor has to make all kinds of conscientious decisions. A simple Soviet sailor becomes a captain of the first rank. The others around him will be less successful.

Director: Aleksandr Mandrõkin

Keywords: adultery | humiliation | ball | ladies | self-confidence | entangling in intrigues | cabaret | captain | count | man-woman relationship | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Epic, historical
Text / Dialogue Russian
Voiceower Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 90:40


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Director Aleksandr Mandrõkin
Screenwriter Juri Krotkov
Cinematographer Juli Kun
Art Director Peeter Linzbach
Costume Designer Maimu Vannas
Composer Eugen Kapp
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Eugen Rozental
Writer of Adapted Work Aleksei Novikov-Priboi
Managing Director Kullo Must


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Galina Injutina - Nastasja | Asta Vihandi - Luisa | Boris Žukovski - Vislouhhov | G. Kurovski - Grand Duke | Valentin Arhipenko - Kudinov | Mihhail Dubrava - Sergejev | Voldemar Alev - Jaan | M. Mamajev - Aleksei | Ants Lauter

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.01.1959, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 23.02.1959, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Film Festival of Baltic States, Byelorussia and Moldavia (USSR), 1959, diplom Eugen Kapile parima filmimuusika eest

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm