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LanguageRussian
Chapaev
Чапаев

This biopic of Vasily Chapaev, peasant turned mythical military hero, is perhaps the most canonical film of state-sponsored Socialist Realism. Charting Chapaev’s campaign in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, frenetic action is juxtaposed with broad comedy and touching tributes to brotherhood and sacrifice. Featuring iconic performances from Boris Babochkin and Leonid Kmit.

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Awards and Festivals
1935
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Best Film
Moscow International Film Festival
1935
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Winner
Best Foreign Language Film
US National Board of Review
1937
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Grand Prix
Paris World Exhibition
1941
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Winner
Stalin Prize
Awarded to the Vasiliyev Brothers
Cast and Crew