The Lonely Voice of a Man

  • Feature
  • 1978
  • 90 Minutes
  • Russian Federation
  • Language: Russian

The Lonely Voice of Man is the first full-feature film by Alexander Sokurov. It was originally filmed in 1978 and reconstructed in 1987 at the Lenfilm Studios. The film is largely based on Andrei Platonov’s River Potudan and Origin of the Master.
The film is dedicated to Andrei Tarkovsky who supported Sokurov morally during his battle against the Soviet censors.

Director: Alexander Sokurov

Screenwriter: Yuri Arabov

Production Company: Gosfilmofond of Russia



1987: Locarno International Film Festival, Bronzen Leopard

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Yuri Arabov

DOP / Camera: Sergey Yurizditsky

Editor: Alexander Sokurov

Music: Penderetsky, Nussio

Sound: Vladimir Persov, Irina Zhuravlyova

Producer: Aleksander Sokurov

Cast: Andrey Gradov, Tatyana Goryacheva, Vladimir Degtyarev, Luydmila Yakovleva


Alexander Sokurov

Alexander Nikolayevich Sokurov, PAR born 14 June 1951, is a Russian filmmaker. His most significant works include a feature film, Russian Ark (2002), filmed in a single unedited shot, and Faust (2011), which was honoured with the Golden Lion, the highest prize for the best film at the Venice Film Festival.

Sokurov is a Cannes Film Festival regular, with four of his movies having debuted there.

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