The Commissar

General Information

Original Title
Komissar
Author/Creator
Askol'dov, Alexander, director.
Language
Russian.
Subtitles
English
Published
Soviet Union : Kinostudia im. Gor'kogo, 1967.
Physical Description
VHS (104 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
The film is based on an early story by V. Grossman. During the civil war in Russia, the Red Army takes a small southern town. Between the two battles commissar Vavilova gives birth and stays with the Jewish family of a craftsman, who himself has many children. Together with them she experiences the hardships of the Civil War. When the Red Army returns, she leaves her child with the Jewish family, and joins her comrades in arms. Soviet censorship strongly criticized the film; it was shelved, while the director was prosecuted. The film was finally screened 20 years later, during an International Film Festival in Moscow in 1987, and went into distribution in 1988.

Subjects

Genre
Fiction films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
The Commissar

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
VHSOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 0203---