Famous film director Alexei German Sr. dies

A famous film director, People’s Artist of Russia Alexei German Sr. died, his son Alexei German Jr. said on the Ekho Moskvy radio station on Thursday.

A world renowned film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer Alexei Yuriyevich German was born on July 20, 1938.

His most celebrated film "Trial on the Road" that made Alexei German famous was banned for 25 years and was shelved by the Soviet Culture Ministry until its triumphal release during Gorbachev’s era. During his filmmaking career, many of his projects faced production difficulties or official opposition. For 40 years he has managed to complete just five feature films, including such famous films as “Twenty Days Without War” (1976), “My Friend Ivan Lapshin” (1984) and “Khrustalev, My Car!” (1998).

Alexei German Sr. was awarded with the title of People’s Artist of Russia, Merited Man of Art of the RSFSR.

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