Fate of a Man

  • Feature
  • 1959
  • 103 Minutes
  • Soviet Union
  • Language: Russian

Based on the story by Mikhail Sholokhov. The film tells about the fate of the Russian soldier Andrei Sokolov, who experienced all the hardships, deprivations of war and captivity, lost his family, but retained his honor and dignity, a kind, sympathetic heart that is capable of sincere love.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk

Screenwriter: Yury Lukin, Fedor Shakhmagonov

Production Company: Mosfilm



1959: Moscow International Film Festival, Grand Prix

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Yury Lukin, Fedor Shakhmagonov

Music: Veniamin Basner

DOP / Camera: Vladimir Monakhov

Cast: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko, Pavel Volkov


Sergey Bondarchuk

Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk was a Soviet and Russian actor, film director, and screenwriter who was one of the leading figures of Russian cinema of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He is known for his sweeping period dramas, including the internationally acclaimed four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” and the Napoleonic War epic “Waterloo”

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