The Brothers Karamazov (1969 film)

The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы, translit. Bratya Karamazovy) is a 1969 Soviet film directed by Kirill Lavrov, Ivan Pyryev and Mikhail Ulyanov. It is based on the novel by the famous Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] It was also entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival, winning Pyryev a Special Prize.[2]

The Brothers Karamazov
Directed byKirill Lavrov
Ivan Pyryev
Mikhail Ulyanov
Written byIvan Pyryev
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
StarringMikhail Ulyanov
Lionella Pyryeva
Kirill Lavrov
Andrey Myagkov
Music byIsaak Shvarts
CinematographySergei Vronsky
Edited byV. Yankovsky
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
232 minutes
CountrySoviet Union



The film was the most popular movie at the USSR box office in 1969.[3]

See also


  1. "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  2. "6th Moscow International Film Festival (1969)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  3. "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014
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