Tikhiy Don: A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya. Grigori Melekhov's personal life is shown as a rough journey through the experience of World War One, the Russian Revolution, and the following Civil War. The Cossacs are shown as traditional farmers and warriors, who are suffering through the most dramatic events in the history of Russia.
Cast : Aleksandr Grave, Aleksandr Shatov, Aleksandr Titov, Aleksandr Zhukov, Aleksandra Denisova, Boris Novikov, Daniil Ilchenko, Dmitri Kapka, Elina Bystritskaya, Igor Dmitriyev, Inna Vykhodtseva, Lyubov Sokolova, Lyudmila Khityayeva, Mikhail Gluzsky, Mikhail Vasilyev, Nikolai Muravyov, Nikolai Smirnov, Olga Markina, Pyotr Chernov, Pyotr Glebov, Pyotr Lyubeshkin, Semyon Svashenko, Sergei Yurtajkin, Vadim Zakharchenko, Valentina Khmara, Vasili Shukshin, Vladimir Muravyov, Yelena Maksimova, Zinaida Kiriyenko