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Directed by Alexander Dovzhenko
Produced by Alexander Dovzhenko
Written by Alexander Dovzhenko
Starring Stepan Shagaida
Sergei Stolyarov
Yevgeniya Melnikova
Stepan Shkurat
Boris Dobronravov
Yelena Maksimova
Vladimir Uralsky
Music by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Cinematography Mikhail Gindin
Nikolai Smirnov
Eduard Tisse
Release dates
  • 6 November 1935 (1935-11-06)
Running time
82 min.
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Aerograd (Russian: Аэроград, also referred to as Air City or Frontier), is a 1935 Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko, a coproduction between Mosfilm and VUFKU. It is an adventure story set in the Soviet Far East in the future.


A Russian outpost in Eastern Siberia comes under threat of attack by the Japanese in this patriotic film from 1935. Aerograd is a new town with a strategically located airfield of vital interest to the government. Work on the new outpost is complicated when tensions develop between workers and a religious sect. The sect threatens to give their support to a band of marauding samurai warriors who battle for control of the region. Relations between the two countries are further strained in the days before World War II, dating back to the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. In this feature, the Russians are victorious as airplanes throughout the country come to the aid of the beleaguered new town. Director Alexander Dovzhenko, long considered a giant in Russian classic cinema, also wrote the screenplay for this feature.


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