Defence of Sevastopol

Defence of Sevastopol
Defence of Sevastopol
Directed by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Vasily Goncharov
Produced by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Written by Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
Vasily Goncharov
Starring Ivan Mozzhukhin
Andrei Gromov
Vladimir Maksimov
Music by Georgiy Kozachenko
Cinematography Louis Forestier
Aleksandr Ryllo
Release date(s) October 26, 1911
Running time 100 min.
Country Russian Empire
Language Silent film
Russian intertitles
Budget 40,000 rubles

Defence of Sevastopol (Russian: Оборона Севастополя, or Воскресший Севастополь) is a 1911 historical war film about the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War and one of the most important films in the history of Russian cinema. It was the first feature film made in the Russian Empire and it premiered on October 26 at the Livadia Palace of Tsar Nicolas II.

Film crew

  • Directors and writers: Vasily Goncharov and Aleksandr Khanzhonkov
  • Cinematographers: Louis Forestier and Aleksandr Ryllo
  • Artist: V. Fester
  • Composer: Georgiy Kozachenko
  • Consultant: Polkovnik M. Lyakhov


  • A. Bibikov – graf Eduard Totleben
  • Pavel Biryukov
  • B. Borisov
  • Aleksandra Goncharova
  • Borus Gorin-Goryainov
  • Andrei Gromov – admiral Pavel Nakhimov
  • Vladimir Maksimov
  • Ivan Mozzhukhinadmiral Vladimir Kornilov
  • Olga Petrova-Zvantseva – merchant (sutler)
  • N. Semyonov – sailor Koshka

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