Synopsis in German
Die reiche Frau Khromova hat eine eigene Tochter, Musya (Lydia Koreneva), und eine Adpotivtochter, Nata (Vera Kholodnaya). Der Kaufmann Zhurov hat sich in Nata verliebt...
Khanzhankov’s hopes were realized. The Russian film press hailed A Life for a Life as an “artistic treasure” and “a film that deserves a place alongside the best foreign productions,” although Bauer’s taste for columns was also gently mocked, and it was hinted that perhaps he was trying too hard to imitate foreign models. But all hopes of building on this achievement were swept away in the following year; and in 1919 the most-admired star of Russian cinema, Vera Kholodnaia, died in Odessa. Her vast funeral marked the end of on era." (Milestone Films and Video)
The Moving Picture World gibt in der Rezension des Films A. Arkatatov als Regisseur an. (lhg 2019)
General InformationZhizn za zhizn is a motion picture produced in the year 1916 as a Russia production. The Film was directed by Jevgenij Bauer, with Vera Kholodnaja, Lidija Korenjeva, Ivan Perestiani, Vitold Polonskij, Olga Rakhmanova, in the leading parts. There are no reviews of Zhizn za zhizn available.
Bibliography - Silent Witness, BFI, pg 326;
- Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna 2016, pg 50f