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DON DIEGO I PELAGEYA (1928) * with switchable English subtitles *

Yakov Protazanov, Mariya Blyumental-Tamarina and Aleksandr Bykov
$13.99
This is the story of an old woman’s unwitting attempts to circumvent Soviet power, personified by Don Diego, a foolish daydreamer, who is the village stationmaster.  Don Diego arrests Pelageya for illegally crossing the railroad tracks, despite the fact that she could not read the warning sign.  After a farcical trial, she is sentenced to three months in jail.  Enter the Party:  two members of the Komsomol and the local Party Secretary come to the rescue of Pelageya and her bewildered husband.  Protazanov’s depiction of provincial life is scathing and hilarious.  It reveals many of the problems in the “new” Soviet society:  Peasants are baffled by the ideas and goals of the Revolution; and Czarist chinovniki have been replaced with lazy, rigid and insolent Soviet apparatchiki. 

 

DVD-R HAS RUSSIAN INTERTITLES WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

QUALITY (of feature film only): 

 

·        Sharpness of picture?  - excellent picture quality

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  58 mins



PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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