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The Commissar

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • During the Russian Civil War a tough Red Army commander's military career is disrupted by an unwanted pregnancy. Forced to stay with a poor Jewish family until her child is born, she comes face to face with the realities of different cultures and becomes transformed by the warmth and compassion of her hosts.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4922

  • Credits
    Nonna Mordyukova, Nojabrina Victorovna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Nedashkovskaya, Rajisa Nedashkivsjka
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A masterpiece of montage, yielding itself with absolutely stunning clarity in a visual grammar worthy of Eisenstein and Dovzhenko..."
    Film Comment

    "...It is amazing how much emotion and experience COMMISSAR is able to express between its central symbols of life and death..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Askoldov is as comfortable with large-scale set pieces as with intimate tte-a-ttes..."
    Sight and Sound

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