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Basic facts

Original title En dag i Ivan Denisovitsj' liv
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Original work
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 11
Swedish release 1979-12-07



Original title
Co-production title
Swedish release title


Production Manager
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameraman
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor


Tom Courtenay Ivan Denisovitj
Espen Skjønberg Tjurin
Alf Malland Fetjukov
Frimann Falck Clausen Senka
Jo Skjønberg Goptsjik
Odd Jan Sandsdalen Eino
Torstein Rustdal Väinö
James Maxwell kapten Bujnovskij
Alfred Burke Aljosja
Eric Thompson Cesar
John Cording Pavlo
Matthew Guinness Kilgas


Production company Norsk Film A/S
Group W Films Inc.
Leontes Films Ltd.
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Sandrew Film & Teater AB

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 109642
Date 1970-11
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 2895 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 465-485-505-440-455-545 = 2 895 meter.

Technical specifications

Sound type Sound
Colour type Colour

Original work

Original title Odin den Ivana Denisoviča (Novel)
Author Aleksandr Solženicyn

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1979-12-07 Grand 1 Stockholm Sweden 106 min
First showing 1970-11-26 Gimle Oslo Norway
TV showing 1972-09-23 TV2 Sweden
1974-03-02 TV2 Sweden
1979-10-13 TV2 Sweden
Cinematheque screening 2016-04-05 Filmhuset Stockholm Sweden

Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2877

Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2871

Element type Duplicate negative
Gauge 16 mm

Element type Sound negative
Gauge 16 mm

Holdings Posters

Size Less than 850 x 400

Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Language English

Holdings Stills

Black and white print 15
Colour prints 2
Album No

Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material

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