E.A. — Extraordinary Accident

E.A. — Extraordinary Accident (Russian: Ч. П. — Чрезвычайное происшествие, romanizedCh. P. - Chrezvychainoe proisshestvie) is a 1958 Soviet drama film directed by Viktor Ivchenko. It was the box office leader of 1959 in the Soviet Union having had more than 47 million viewers.[1][2] The film is based on real events of the capture of the Soviet tanker "Tuapse" in 23 June 1954.[3][4]

E.A. — Extraordinary Accident
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Directed byViktor Ivchenko
Written byVitali Kalinin
Grigori Koltunov
Dmitri Kuznetsov
StarringMikhail Kuznetsov
Aleksandr Anurov
Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Taisia Litvinenko
Anatoly Solovyev
Giuli Chokhonelidze
CinematographyAleksey Prokopenko
Music byIhor Shamo
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time
170 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


The film is set in 1954. Soviet tanker "Poltava" traveling with kerosene to China, is captured by the Kuomintang.[5] Additionally the motorist Raiskiy is accused of accidentally killing one of the soldiers (it turns out later that he is still alive), and under this pretext, the Kuomintang begin to look for the "killer", using this incident as one of the reasons for the ship's detention. The tanker with crew is delivered to Taiwan, where they are persuaded to voluntarily go over to the "genuine freedom and democracy", and are treated exceptionally well: they are housed in a luxurious villa, given food and drink. When persuasion does not work on them, they start using very different measures: concentration camp and oppression. Heroic adventures follow. Some return home after a few months, others only through many years, and some do not come back at all.[6] The story is told from the viewpoint of the captain's first mate of educational work (played by Mikhail Kuznetsov).


  • Mikhail Kuznetsov — Anton Kovalenko
  • Alexander Anurov — Leonid Kalugin
  • Vyacheslav Tikhonov — Victor Rayskiy
  • Taisiya Litvinenko — Rita Voronkovа
  • Anatoly Solovyov Grachev
  • Giuli Chokhonelidze — Javakheti
  • Dmitri Kapka — Kharitonenko
  • Vladimir Rudin — Ivan Frolov
  • Yuri Sarychev
  • Paul Usovnichenko — Nikolai Sakharov
  • Vladimir Dalsky — Fang
  • Vladimir Uan-Zo-Li — Gao
  • Alexander Tolstoy — Doronin
  • Valery Zinoviev
  • Boris Ivchenko
  • Eugene Baliev - Sokolov
  • Witold Yanpavlis
  • Alexander Barushnoy — French Ambassador
  • Vladimir Volchik — American officer


  • First prize for art direction (M. Yuferov)
  • Second Prize for direction of the film (V. Ivchenko) TCF-59 in Kyiv.[7]


  1. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev. "Отечественные фильмы в советском кинопрокате".
  2. ^ ЧП — Чрезвычайное происшествие — Мегаэнциклопедия Кирилла и Мефодия — статья
  3. ^ "Чрезвычайное происшествие". Russia-K.
  4. ^ Prof. Sergey Vradiy (2020-02-20). ""Tuapse" Oil Tanker Episode in the History of Taiwan-Russia Relations" (PDF). Taiwan Fellowship, Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library.
  5. ^ Lin Hon-yi (2009). "Chapter 4, 1953-1960" (PDF). The Closed Port Policy of ROC Government to blockade Chinese coast, 1949-1960> (MD thesis) (in Chinese (Taiwan)).
  6. ^ Лев КАПЛИН. "The tragedy of the tanker "Tuapse"" (in Russian). Riddles of History.

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