Chekist / The Chekist

TitleChekist / The Chekist
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsRogozhkin, Aleksandr
Running Time93 min
Date Released1992
DistributorSodaperaga Productions
CountryRussia
Publication LanguageRussian
Abstract

Produced shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, this film offers a damning critique of the Bolshevik Revolution. CHEKA, the Bolshevik secret police, round up and execute opponets, political dissidents, and ordinary people to impose absolute powe during the Red Terror. Srubov, a young man from an intelligentsia family, philosophically talks of the historical necessity of extermination in the service of the Bolshevik Revolution. The mental toll on Srubov eventually proves unbearable; he experiences a nervous breakdown and is committed to a mental asylum. 

URLhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103949/
Original PublicationЧекист
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