Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage ...
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Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage the newly build railroad to that camp. Written by
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I watched this movie for a film class in college. The Road to Life exemplifies Soviet propaganda. Promoting the "collective" experience which basically boiled down to child labor was an ingenious and effective method of encouraging young Soviets to join the cause. The performances were very moving, especially the character of Mustapha. I kept expecting him to turn out to be the bad guy and ruin the work of the others... yet another Hollywood cliche shot down by a foreign film. Thank goodness for film history classes or I would have never even heard of this gem of a movie.
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