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This edition: The Fierce One (Lyutyy)

Episode Details

(1974/Soviet Union, 97 min., color, drama, in Russian with English subtitles) Dir.: Tolomush Okeyev. Cast: Kambar Valiyev, Suimenkul Chokmorov, Aliman Zhankorozova. “On a Kazakh steppe on the eve of the Great October Revolution,” a boy rescues a wolf cub and protects it from the hands of his cruel uncle who wants to kill it. Will the boy’s compassion turn the wolf into a loyal pet or will the wolf’s predatory nature make it a threat to the family’s livestock? Distrib.: Corinth Films. Discussion guest: Louis Menashe, Cineaste.

Host, Jerry Carlson, professor of film studies at The City College of the City University of New York, discusses "The Fierce One" ("Lyutyy") with Louis Menashe, Professor Emeritus at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Menashe and Carlson describe the film's portrayal of nature and a nomadic society. Menashe explains why the 1970's is considered the "golden period of Soviet films" and explains the film-making process in the Soviet Union in the 1970's.

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Mr. Louis Menashe Professor Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU