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Friday, March 23, 2018

Unique footage of a screen test of Vladimir Zeldin was found in the archives

Almost every actor, even the most famous, there are roles that he never played. Vladimir Zeldin, who has lived in the movie long life, has passed through the sample at “Mosfilm”, and then was not approved. We found these pictures in the archives.

Photo courtesy of the film Studio “Mosfilm”

In the archives of “Mosfilm” still kept the audition Zeldin. Here he is in German uniform. Sample made by Director Yuri Chulyukina for the film “soldiers of the Motherland”, which was released in 1975. Zeldin could play a German General von Rauben, but in the end the role went to the Vakhtangov Vladimir Osenev, who played in the Soviet cinema of the Nazis.

Vladimir Denistel

In 1980 Director Victor Georgiev filmed “an Ideal husband” by Oscar Wilde. The main role in it was played by Lyudmila Gurchenko. But Vladimir Zeldin could play count Caversham. And was good at tests. But the Director chose him Paul Kadochnikova.

Pavel Kadochnikov

But it happened quite differently. Two months before the war, the assistant of Ivan pyreva, who began work on the film “swineherd and shepherd” I saw Vladimir Zeldin in the play “the Consul General” where he played the role of Georgian, Georgia, and brought him to the set. Zeldin got the role Caucasian shepherd musaib of Gatuev. And then he “stole” the role of the actors of the Tbilisi theater. Shota Rustaveli. And when the war started, Vladimir Zeldin had to go to the front, received a summons. But he returned from the recruiting office staff “Mosfilm”. Top received the instruction to finish the work on the film “pig and shepherd”.

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