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The Flight (Russian: Бег, transliteration Beg) is a 1970 Soviet historical drama film, mainly based on writer Mikhail Bulgakov's play Flight, but also on his novel The White Guard and his libretto Black Sea.[1] It is written and directed by Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov and is the story about a group of White refugees from the Russian Civil War, eking out an existence in Istanbul and Paris in the 1920s.[2] It was entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

The Flight
The Flight (film).jpg
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Directed by Aleksandr Alov
Vladimir Naumov
Written by Mikhail A. Bulgakov
Aleksandr Alov
Vladimir Naumov
Starring Lyudmila Savelyeva
Aleksey Batalov
Mikhail Ulyanov
Tatyana Tkach
Cinematography Levan Paatashvili
Edited by Tamara Zubova
Release date
  • 1970 (1970)
Running time
196 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian



  1. ^ Russian Wikipedia: Бег (фильм, 1970) Retrieved 26 September 2011
  2. ^ IMDb: Plot summary for "Beg" Retrieved 26 September 2011
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Beg". Retrieved 12 April 2009. 

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