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The Commissar

Author: Alexander Askoldov; Vasiliĭ Semenovich Grossman; Moskovskai︠a︡ kinostudii︠a︡ "Mosfilʹm."; International Film Exchange.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : IFEX International Video, ©1988.
Series: Soviet cinema today.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : RussianView all editions and formats
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In this drama set against the Russian Civil War, a tough Red Army commander's military career is disrupted by an unwanted pregnancy. Forced to stay with a poor Jewish family until her child is born, she finds herself transformed by the warmth and compassion of her hosts. She must ultimately decide whether to rejoin her troops or stay with her child.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Askoldov; Vasiliĭ Semenovich Grossman; Moskovskai︠a︡ kinostudii︠a︡ "Mosfilʹm."; International Film Exchange.
OCLC Number: 30871063
Notes: Russian dialogue, English subtitles.
Based on the story: In the town of Berdichev / by Vassily Grossman.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1967.
A foreign film (Soviet Union).
Credits: Photography, Valery Ginsburg ; music, Alfred Schnittke.
Cast: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov.
Awards: Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival.
Description: 1 videocassette (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Soviet cinema today.
Other Titles: Alexander Askoldovs̓ Commissar
Responsibility: Mosfilm Studios ; screenplay and direction, Alexander Askoldov.

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In this drama set against the Russian Civil War, a tough Red Army commander's military career is disrupted by an unwanted pregnancy. Forced to stay with a poor Jewish family until her child is born, she finds herself transformed by the warmth and compassion of her hosts. She must ultimately decide whether to rejoin her troops or stay with her child.

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