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The Commissar (1967)
"Komissar" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 August 1988 (Finland)
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Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.

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Credited cast:
Nonna Mordyukova ...
Klavdia Vavilova
Rolan Bykov ...
Yefim Mahazannik
Raisa Nedashkovskaya ...
Maria Mahazannik
Lyudmila Volynskaya ...
The Grandmother
Vasiliy Shukshin ...
The Commandant
Lyubov Kats ...
(as Lyuba Kats)
Pavel Levin ...
(as Pavlik Levin)
Dmitri Kleyman ...
(as Dima Kleyman)
Marta Bratkova
Igor Fishman
Sergey Nikonenko
Otar Koberidze
Viktor Shakhov ...
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Leonid Reutov ...
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Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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A period film showing a microcosm of the Russian Revolution
13 March 1999 | by (Idaho Falls) – See all my reviews

During the Russian Revolution, the Red army enters an isolated town and leaves behind a female revolutionary, Klavdia, who has become unexpectedly pregnant. Klavdia stays with a Jewish family to have her baby.

A remarkable film, but one which was left unfinished. The director, Aleksandr Askoldov, is only credited with one movie, and it as if he put a lifetime of ideas into this single film.


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