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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Directed by Caspar Wrede
Produced by Caspar Wrede
Written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
Ronald Harwood,
Caspar Wrede
Starring Tom Courtenay,
Espen Skjønberg,
James Maxwell
Music by Arne Nordheim
Cinematography Sven Nykvist, Hans Nord
Distributed by Norsk Film A/S
Release date(s) 1970
Running time Germany:105 min / Norway:104 min / USA:100 min
Country UK / Norway
Language English

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a joint Norwegian-British 1970 film based on the novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn with the same name.

The Norwegian title is En dag i Ivan Denisovitsj' liv.


Banning in Finland

Finnish film director Jörn Donner tried to get the film to Finland but Finnish Board of Film banned the showing the film and Donner complained to Supreme Administrative Court of Finland in 1972.Supreme Administrative Court voted for the banning 5-4 in February 28 1972. In 1972 and 1974 Swedish television showed the film and Swedish television mast in Ahvenanmaa was shut down during the movie because banning Finns to see the film.

Director of the Finnish Board of Film Jerker Eeriksson said that the banning of the film was political because it harmed the Finnish-Soviet relasionship. Director of the film Caspar Wrede who then lived in England didn't want to campaing against the banning because a awoiding and bad publicity in aboard.

The film was shown in Finland in 1993 and 1994 in movie theater Orion in Helsinki and in cinema club in Vaasa. Finnish television showed the film in 1996 in TV1 YLE chanal.

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