THE YELLOW TICKET (1928):
Jacob, a farmer, returns from the war to his wife Marie and begs the landlord for a plot of land to rent. The landlord grants the request, but only for a barren, rocky, useless acreage. The pair struggle to make do on this land, but then the landlord demands Maria leave her husband to serve as a wet nurse to his married daughter Anya's new baby, on threat of eviction. While nursing the daughter's baby, Maria receives unwelcome attentions from the daughter's husband and a scandal erupts, ruining Maria in her husband's eyes. When she escapes from her employers and seeks to return home, the police give her a yellow passport signifying a prostitute, further degrading her. She approaches home, unsure of the reception that awaits her.
DVD-R has Russian intertitles with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 69 mins. See film samples for sound and video quality!
An Arab boy, Abdullah, loves his donkey, Bim, but another boy, Massoud, who also happens to be a prince, is jealous of Abdullah and his relationship with Bim. Massoud steals the donkey and plays mean tricks on him, such as painting him and trying to cut his ears off. Abdullah tries to rescue Bim, but is caught by palace guards and imprisoned. Realizing Abdullah's love for his donkey, Massoud becomes ashamed of his meanness and frees Bim and Abdullah. However, the donkey eats Massoud's father's lunch and is taken to a butcher. Abdullah and Massoud try to rescue Bim from the butcher, but robbers get there first and steal the donkey along with the butcher's goods. The robbers escape to the sea, and Abdullah and Massoud stage one last rescue attempt with all of their friends to try to save Bim.
DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 51 mins. See film samples for sound and video quality!