The Great Citizen

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The Great Citizen
(Великий гражданин)
Directed by Fridrikh Ermler
Written by Mikhail Bleiman
Manuel Bolshintsov
Fridrikh Ermler
Starring Nikolay Bogolyubov
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Edited by Ye. Makhankova
Release dates
  • 13 February 1938 (1938-02-13)
  • 27 November 1939 (1939-11-27)
Running time
252 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Great Citizen (Russian: Великий гражданин, translit. Velikiy grazhdanin) was the first Soviet made for TV movie. Made on March 25, 1938,[citation needed] it was directed by Fridrikh Ermler .

A fictionalized biography of Sergei Kirov (the character's name is Shakhov), the film was intended as ideological support for the Great Purges; it depicts life in USSR during the 1920s and 1930s.


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