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.
Did You Know?
In 1986, due to glasnost policies, the Conflict Commission of the Soviet Film-makers Union recommended the re-release of the movie, but Goskino refused to act. After a plea from Aleksandr Askoldov
at the Moscow Film Festival, when the dissolution of the Soviet Union was imminent, the film was reconstructed and finally screened in 1987. The film is set in Ukraine, and those who know the language will spot the Ukrainisms in Rolan Bykov
's lines. See more
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