Komissar / The Commissar

TitleKomissar / The Commissar
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1967
AuthorsAskoldov, Aleksandr
Running Time110 min
Date Released07/15/1987
DistributorGorky Film Studios
CountrySoviet Union
Publication LanguageRussian

In this drama set during the Russian Civil War, 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. She must ultimately decide whether to rejoin her troops or stay with her child. Based on a short story by Vasily Grossman, "In the Town of Berdichev" (В городе Бердичеве), this film was made in 1967 but not released until 1987 for political reasons.

Original PublicationКомиссар
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