Ballad of Bering ...
Based on factual detail, the Ballad of Bering and His Friends is a marvellous adventure drama, an exciting historical account of the very first Russian naval scientific expeditions. Vitus Bering (1681-1741) was selected by the Tsar to captain the First Kamchatka Expedition. It was an expedition which began in St Petersburg with the explorers planning to sail north from far eastern Russian outposts on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Their aim was to establish whether Asia and America physically share a land border or whether they are separated by sea. Beginning in the court of Peter the Great the fascinating true story is an absorbing tale of service, adventure, hardship and discovery. Composed in widescreen B&W the film is beautifully crafted with fine period detail and highlights some breathtaking natural wonders. With a cast of characters taken straight from the documented journals, some of which have Islands, Peaks and Seas named in their honour. The Ballad of Bering and His Friends is a not only an exciting adventure tale it offers a fascinating insight into the exploration of this harsh remote region. Highly Recommend Soviet Classic Cinema...
- Aug 10, 2019
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