Aelita

4.1
HD Not rated Russia 1924 80 min
Aelita movie poster

Audio:

No dialogue

Subtitles:

German, French, Italian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish

Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the daughter of Tuskub, the ruler of a totalitarian state. Los obsesses about being watched by Aelita through a telescope and plans to fly to Mars.

Director

Yakov Protazanov

Cast

Yuliya Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli, Nikolai Batalov, Vera Orlova, Valentina Kuindzhi, Pavel Pol, Konstantin Eggert, Yuri Zavadsky, Aleksandra Peregonets

Writer

Aleksei Tolstoy, Aleksei Fajko, Fyodor Otsep

Art Director

Emil Schünemann, Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky

Costume

Alexandra Exter

Full description

The movie is set at the beginning of the NEP (New Economic Policy) in December, 1921. A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the daughter of Tuskub, the ruler of a totalitarian state on Mars in which the working classe are put into cold storage when they are not needed. With a telescope, Aelita is able to watch Los. As if by telepathy, Los obsesses about being watched by her. After some hugger-mugger involving the murder of his wife and a pursuing detective, Los takes the identity of Spiridonov and builds a spaceship. With the revolutionary Gusev, he travels to Mars, but the Earthlings and Aelita are thrown into prison by the dictator. Gusev and Los begin a proletarian uprising, and Aelita offers to lead.

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