- Original Title
- Askol'dov, Alexander, director.
- Soviet Union : Kinostudia im. Gor'kogo, 1967.
- Physical Description
- VHS (104 min.)
- 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.
- Fiction films
- Title Translation
- The Commissar
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