Neulovimye mstiteli

The Elusive Avengers

 
This film by Edmond Keosayan was released in the Soviet Union around the time of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Its success was enormous. Not only because of the box office potential of the film itself, but also because young Soviet spectators remembered their fathers and grandfathers speak adoringly of the black and white silent Soviet hit Little Red Devils, of which The Elusive Avengers was a remake in Cinemascope. Tom, the black circus boy from the original film, was replaced by the picturesque gypsy Yashka, with the bright and clever Valerka as his friend, to show Soviet audiences that the intelligentsia now had permission to take a small part in the new Communist way of life. (Sergey Lavrentyev)

Director's Biography
Edmond Keosayan, 1936, Armenien – 1994, Russland. Regisseur und Drehbuchautor. Arbeitete in einer Uhrenfabrik und studierte Volkswirtschaft, bevor er in Moskau ein Regiestudium absolvierte.

Filme (Auswahl): Novye priklyucheniya nuelovimykh (The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers, 1968), Korona Rossiyskoy imperi, ili snova neulovimykh (The Crown of the Russian Empire, or Once Again the Elusive Avengers, 1971), Kogda nastupaet sentyabr (When September Comes, 1975), Legend tzaghratzui masin (The Legend of the Clown, 1980), Vozneseniye (The Ascent, 1988)
Specials 2011
Edmond Keosayan
USSR 1967
color
78 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sergei Yermolinsky, Edmond Keosayan
Cinematography Feodor Dobronravov
Editing Lyudmila Yelyan
Sound/Sounddesign Boris Mokrousov
Music Artashes Vanitsian
With Viktor Kosykh, Mikhail Metyolkin, Vasili Vasilyev, Valentina Kurdyukova, Yefim Kopelyan, Vladimir Treshchalov, Boris Sichkin