Artikelnummer 6376

THE COMMISSAR (1967) * with switchable English subtitles *

Aleksandr Askoldov, Vasiliy Grossman Nonna Mordyukova ... Klavdia Vavilova Rolan Bykov Rolan Bykov ... Yefim Mahazannik Raisa Nedashkovskaya Raisa Nedashkovskaya ... Maria Mahazannik Lyudmila Volynskaya Lyudmila Volynskaya ... The Grandmother Vasiliy Shukshin Vasiliy Shukshin ... The Commandant Lyubov Kats Lyubov Kats ... Children (as Lyuba Kats) Pavel Levin Pavel Levin ... Children (as Pavlik Levin) Dmitri Kleyman Dmitri Kleyman ... Children (as Dima Kleyman) Marta Bratkova Marta Bratkova ... Children Igor Fishman Igor Fishman ... Children Sergey Nikonenko Sergey Nikonenko Otar Koberidze Otar Koberidze Leonid Reutov Leonid Reutov ... Chief of Staff (as L. Reutov) Valeri Ryzhakov Valeri Ryzhakov ... Kursant Viktor Shakhov Viktor Shakhov ... (as V. Shakhov)

During the Russian Civil War, a Red Army cavalry commissar, Klavdia Vavilova, finds herself in Berdichev and pregnant. Until her child is born, she is forced to stay with a poor Jewish family. At first, both the Magazannik family and "Madame Vavilova", as they call her, are not enthusiastic about living under the same roof; but soon they share their food, make her civilian clothes, and help her with the delivery of her newborn son. Vavilova seemingly embraces motherhood, civilian life, and new friends. Meanwhile, the frontline advances closer to Berdichev and the Jews expect a pogrom by the White Army after the Red Army retreats. Vavilova attempts to console them with a Communist dream: "One day people will work in peace and harmony", but the dream is interrupted with a vision of the fate of the Jews in the future world war. She rushes to the front to rejoin her army regiment, leaving her newborn behind.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 103 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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