Also known as The Youth of Maxim this 1934 Soviet film, directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, is the first part of a trilogy about the life of a young factory worker, Maxim.
In 1910, a revolutionary underground group spreads leaflets featuring anti-czarist slogans. Maksim, a young, happy-go-lucky worker and his comrades help the teacher Natasha, who is engaged in illegal activities in the factory, hide from the police. Maksim's friend Andrei and another worker lose their lives. Their funeral turns into a huge demonstration which is suppressed by the police. Numerous people are arrested, among them Maksim, who subsequently becomes a Social Democratic activist.