Derelicts. A Drama Without Final. (1991)

Film-document №9924 3 parts, Duration: 0:28:24 to collection Price category A
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Part 1 digitized in HD 0:09:44

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Vermisheva M.

Script writers: Gurkov G.

Operators: Golovnya V.


About the fate of Germans, who came to Russia two hundred and fifty years ago, about their descendants, who had to emigrate to Germany nowdays.

Society, social activities and community organizations

Social life

Reel №1

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A panorama of the birches in the forest (winter).

A panorama of a road in the forest.

A scene from a theatre performance: a dialogue between two men.

An antique gramophone record is rotating.

R. Guber is speaking about the genocide of the Germans in Povolzhye [the Volga River Region].

Saratov Region, the town of Marx.

A destroyed German cemetery; headstones with the inscriptions in German, a cross on the ground in the hole.

A panorama of the antique china figures.

A panorama of a winter landscape, a bush, and sand-pit located at the place of a destroyed village.

A panorama of a destroyed mill.

Trees in the water.

The Museum Director N. Titov is speaking about the destroying of German villages.

A car is passing by along a muddy road; a horse with a cart is passing by.

A panorama of a poster with the inscription “Uchenie Marxa vsesil’no, potomu chto ono verno” [Carl Marx’s Doctrine is All-Powerful As It Is True]

Running train’s wheels.

A freight train is passing by.

A.Traudvain is speaking about the deportation of the Germans from Povolzhye to the taiga.

A scene from a theatre performance: people are lying on the ground (concentration camp).

Reel №2

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A panorama of a theatre performance.

A. Traudvain is continuing to speak..

Hands are holding family photographs.

N. Titov is continuing to speak.

Photos telling about the lives of Germans from Russia..

A panorama of the town in the distance.

A panorama of the operator's room of the Broadcasting Committee.

Employees are working.

A panorama of the rotating magnetophone’s disk.

Hands are on the piano keys.

A panorama of the field and the groove.

A panorama of vineyards in the mountains.

A panorama of the village: cars, motorcycle and people are going by.

An elderly artist, concentration camp’s former prisoner, is sitting with his grandson is looking at his picture and speaking.

A panorama of a long-case clock.

The gramophone record is rotating.

A panorama of a sheep flock at the cemetery.

Reel №3

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A newsreel of the 2-nd decade of the XX century.

The town of Marx (a former town of Marxschtadt): a square, a horse harness.

A panorama of the market.

A German’s house.

A church.

Pedestrians in the street.

Windows with the shutters.

People are going out of the house.

Village houses, the dam.

A village store.

A shop-window.

People are near the shop-window nailed up with the boards.

Shoesstore: shoes shelves, customers are choosing shoes.

A boy is having a bag with shoes.

A shop assistant is cutting the cloth, packing the buyings.

Customers at the cashier's desk.

A recorder is put on the gramophone; the record is rotating.


A tailor-shop's clients are reading newspapers.

A woman is in the dressing-room, smiling.

A boy is smiling.

A shop assistant is giving a toy-horse to the boy; the boy is playing.

Horse harness.

The goods are being laid on the sledge; sledges are sliding.

Steamships are at the wharf.

A girl is in the street.

A panorama of the town street.

Muddy road.

Cars next to the house.

A panorama of the girl washing her shoes.

Women and children are standing with branches of pussy willow in the street.

Pussy willow in hands.

A panorama of the church ceremony: a priest is waving with the censer, girls wearing white clothes are standing.

A panorama of children entering the house.

The cross on the house.

A house with a closed window to the garden.

A scene from a German theatre performance about emigration.

Running train wheels.


Schmidt is speaking about emigration.