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Title Commissar [videorecording] / M. Gorky Film Studio presents a film by Aleksandr Askoldov ; written by Aleksandr Askoldov ; directed by Aleksandr Askoldov.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino International, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    COM    Available
Edition Special two-disc set.
Description 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Based on the short story "In the town of Berdichev" by Vasili Grossman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Special features: Director Aleksandr Askoldov and the controversy over "Commissar"; video interview with actress Raisa Nedashkovskaya; a film press announcement; three video stills galleries; cast/crew filmographies; biography of Vasili Grossman.
Credits Cinematography, Valeri Ginzburg ; editors, Natalya Loginova, Svetland Lyashinskaya, Nina Vasilyeva ; music, Alfred Schnittke ; production designer, Sergei Serrebrennikov.
Cast Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Medashkovskaya, Lyudmila Volynskaya, Vasili Shukshin.
Summary Set against the Russian Civil War, Vavilova, a Red Army woman warrior, has to make a decision between motherhood or revolutionary martydom.
System Details DVD, letterboxed (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS surround.
Language Russian (mono., DTS, Dolby 5.1), dubbed English (Dolby 5.1) and French (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish subtitles.
Subject Soviet Union. Raboche-Krestʹi︠a︡nskai︠a︡ Krasnai︠a︡ Armii︠a︡ -- Drama.
Martyrdom -- Drama.
Motherhood -- Russia -- Drama.
Jews, Russian -- Russia -- Drama.
Maternidad -- Rusia -- Teatro.
Judíos -- Rusia -- Teatro.
Russia (Federation) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Drama.
Ukraine -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
War films
War -- Feature.
Women -- Feature.
Feature films.
War films.
Added Author Askolʹdov, Aleksander, 1937-
Mordi︠u︡kova, Nonna.
Bykov, Rolan. 1929-1998
Nedashkovskai︠a︡, Raisa.
Volynskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila. 1904-1978
Shukshin, Vasili.
Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich. In the town of Berdichev.
M. Gorky Film Studio.
Kino International Corporation.
Standard No. 738329049225
Music No. 04922 Kino International
K492 Kino International

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