Optimistic Tragedy (Russian: Оптимистическая трагедия, translit. Optimisticheskaya tragediya) is a 1963 Soviet film directed by Samson Samsonov. It is based on the eponymous play by Vsevolod Vishnevsky and was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.
|Directed by||Samson Samsonov|
|Written by||Samson Samsonov|
|Music by||Vasiliy Dekhterev|
Optimistic Tragedy was a Soviet blockbuster of 1963 with 46 million tickets sold. The film was named Best Film of the Year and Margarita Volodina was named Best Actress of the Year by readers of the Soviet film magazine Sovetsky Ekran.
During Russian Revolution of 1917, the Marine squad, led by anarchist leader Vozhak (Boris Andreyev) starts the revolt. The Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party sends a woman Commissar (Margarita Volodina) to form Red Army battalion from the marines to take part in the Russian Civil War.
- "Festival de Cannes: Optimistic Tragedy". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- Porton, Richard (1999). Film and the Anarchist Imagination. Verso. p. 70.