Birthday of Aleksey German

July 20 could have turned 82 years old, the outstanding Soviet director Alexei German Sr. But for 7 years, Alexei German Sr. has not been in this world.

Alexei German as a Doctor in Alexei Uchitel's film "Giselle's Mania". 1995.

In 1960, Alexey German graduated from the directing department (workshop of Grigory Kozintsev) of the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema. In 1967 he shot his first full-length feature film - "The Seventh Companion".

Alexey German on the set of the film "My friend Ivan Lapshin". 1980.

During his creative career as a filmmaker, Alexei German managed to shoot only 6 full-length feature films, and the last film - "Hard to Be a God" - had to be completed by his son, Alexei German, Jr.

Trial on the Road. Year of production - 1971. Year of release on screens - 1986. Movie's Rating - 8,073. 619th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

3 films out of 6 made by Alexey German Sr. entered the Golden Thousand. Based on this indicator, Alexei German Sr. is included in the list of the 100 greatest directors of world cinema, compiled by FilmGourmand.

Twenty Days Without War. 1976. Movie's Rating - 7,99. 720th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

To celebrate the birthday of the great director and in memory of him, we invite fans of his work to recall shots from his best films included in the Golden Thousand.

My friend Ivan Lapshin. 1984. Movie's Rating - 7,902. 853rd Rank in the Golden Thousand.