Vertical (1967 film)
Vertical (Russian: Вертикаль) is a 1967 Soviet sports drama film directed by Stanislav Govorukhin and Boris Durov. With 32.8 million viewers it became one of the 1967 Soviet box office leaders (10th place among the Soviet-produced movies and 13th place it total). The film was a directorial debut for both Govorukhin and Durov. It was also the first movie where Vladimir Vysotsky worked as a composer and songwriter. His songs became extremely popular, they were immediately released on the extended play and gave a start to his musicalsesr career.
|Directed by||Stanislav Govorukhin |
|Written by||Sergei Tarasov |
|Starring||Vladimir Vysotsky |
|Edited by||Valeria Belova|
|Music by||Sofia Gubaidulina|
The group of climbers led by an experienced Vitali Leonov went to Svaneti to conquer Mount Hor-Tau (fictional peak). Four go to the top and the bottom, in the camp, are radio operator Vladimir and physician Larisa. Volodya receives a message regarding an incoming storm and passes it to the group, but one of the climbers hides this important information from his comrades. The climbers reach the top, but on the way back down they are caught in a snow storm. The conquerors face a difficult way back to base camp.
- Журнальный зал | НЛО, 2008 N94 | А. В. СКОБЕЛЕВ - Нет, ребята, всё не так!
- Vertical at KinoPoisk
- List of the Soviet box office leaders (1962-1969) by Sergey Kudryavtsev (in Russian)
- Vladimir Vysotsky. Monologue at the official State Archive of TV and Radio Programs channel, 1980 (in Russian)
- Vladimir Vysotsky's discography at the website dedicated to Vladimir Vysotsky
- Vladimir Sergeev. People took notebooks to Vertical to write down Vladimir Vysotsky's songs article at Komsomolskaya Pravda, 24 January 2013 (in Russian)