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Odessa Film Studio

It turns out that cinema was born in Odessa. In 1893, Odessa engineers I. Timchenko and M. Freidenberg invented and constructed the first camera in the world, which was used to shoot two films - "The Prancing Horseman" and "The Lancer"

The history of cinema in Odessa is very long and interesting, and you can't tell it here. The official date of birth of the first film studio in the USSR is considered May 23, 1919, and the first feature film shot here was Spiders and Flies.

The official names of the film studio at different times are interesting: "Film section of the political department of the 41st division of the Red Army", Odessa film factory "Ukrainfilm", Odessa film studio of feature films.

Outstanding filmmakers Alexander Dovzhenko and Sergei Eisenstein began their creative activity at the Odessa Film Studio, who shot his "Battleship Potemkin" here. In Odessa, Yuri Olesha, Isaak Babel, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Stanislav Radzinsky, Yuri Yanovsky, Mykola Bazhan worked at the film studio. Here in Odessa one of the most outstanding filmmakers of our time, Kira Muratova, works and lives.

In the 67th year, Vladimir Vysotsky starred in his first film "Vertical" at the Odessa Film Studio. In the same year, Vysotsky played here his first major film role - with Kira Muratova in "Short Encounters". In the 79th year, the peak of Vysotsky's acting career was the film "The meeting place cannot be changed." One of the most expensive exhibits - Gleb Zheglov's raincoat and hat - is carefully kept in the museum of the Odessa Film Studio.

The pride and gold fund of the Odessa Film Studio are such beloved films as "Spring on Zarechnaya Street", "White Poodle", "In Search of Captain Grant", "Captain Nemo", "War Field Romance", "Daniel, Prince Galitsky" , "D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers", "Green Van", "Vacations of Petrov and Vasechkin", "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn".

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