SKU 3035

BABY RYAZANSKIE (Village of Sin) (1927) * with switchable English subtitles *

Ivan Pravov, Olga Preobrazhenskaya Writers: Boris Altshuler, Olga Vishnevskaya Stars: Kuzma Yastrebitsky, Olga Narbekova, Yelena Maksimova

Village of Sin (aka Baby ryazanskie) was one of several Soviet films of the 1920s, which pointed out the hypocritical behavior of "the older generation." Chafing under the domination of her puritanical father, the heroine goes to live with her blacksmith lover, whereupon she's immediately disowned. Meanwhile, the father arranges a loveless, but wealthy, marriage for his son. Left alone with his new daughter-in-law, the father rapes the girl -- and when she bears his child, he refuses to acknowledge the baby is his. The father's unreasonable behavior drives his own wife to suicide and it's only after his son returns from WWI, that the old man is forced to account for his miserable behavior. 

DVD-R is a silent film with French intertitles and switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 68 mins. + a 21 min. contemporary newsreel.  See film sample for quality!

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