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12 October 1934 (USA) See more »
A wise and forgiving communist leader decides to send a young worker, Karl Renn, as an international... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Vsevolod Pudovkin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nina Agadzhanova  writer
M. Krasnostavsky  writer
Aleksandr Lazebnikov  (as A. Lazebnikov)

Original Music by
Yuri Shaporin 
Cinematography by
Yuli Fogelman 
Anatoli Golovnya 
Film Editing by
I. Aravina 
M. Usoltseva 
Production Design by
Sergei Kozlovsky 
Sound Department
Yevgeni Nesterov .... sound (as Ye. Nesterov)
Camera and Electrical Department
V. Biyazts .... assistant camera
Music Department
David Blok .... musical setting
E. Yesterov .... musical setting
Other crew
Vladimir Kochetov .... production assistant
K. Kovalisky .... assistant to director
Erna Ruttmann .... production assistant
Valentin Stoilov .... subtitler: English (1997 version)
B. Sveshyukov .... production assistant
Ya. Zvinkov .... production administrator

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Also Known As:
"Dezertir" - Soviet Union (original title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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References Mädchen in Uniform (1931)See more »


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3 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
this is a copycat folks, 26 April 2009
Author: mrdonleone from belgium

I'm not familiar enough with Russian cinema, but it's obvious Dezertir and Bronenosets Potiomkin have a lot in common. the style, for instance. and the story too. the acting performances are the same as in all Eisensteins movies. so what can I say about Dezertir? Everything is the same as Eisensteins, even the montage resembles his cinematographic power. by the way, did I already told you about how boring Dezertir is? everybody says recognizable things, but in fact, it's exactly because we already know these situations that Dezertir is just a copycat of better pictures. A lot of close-ups can't rescue it. and it's irritating there's no lyp sync. I am really sorry I spent my money to see this BEEP. when the characters start to work (or, because of the story, begin to stop working), it's being seen with some nice music on the background. yes, the music is the best thing that can be said about Dezertir. I also liked the policeman, but rather for his uniform than for his acting or role in the story. you can easily go to the toilet without missing important information. okay, so maybe I complain a lot without seeing the movie in its right historical point of view. I don't care. that argument means we all should adore old pictures, which is not the case.

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