A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya. Grigori Melekhov's personal life is shown as a rough journey through the experience of World War One, the Russian Revolution, and the following Civil War. The Cossacs are shown as traditional farmers and warriors, who are suffering through the most dramatic events in the history of Russia.
Distributed by United Artists at the request of the U.S. Department of State in connection with the cultural exchange agreement with the Soviet Union.
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Because of its length, the film was originally released in three parts: the first two in 1957, the third in 1958. See more
Remake of And Quiet Flows the Don