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Commissar (DVD)

Directed by : Alexander Askoldov
Cast : Rolan Bykov
Available Date : 03/06/2007
Release Year : 1967
Running Time : 205
UPC : 738329049225
Country : Russia
Language: Russian w/English subt., Russian with optional English Subtitles
Subject : Russian Cinema & Culture, Film and Media Studies - Russian Cinema
Genre : War, World Cinema
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In this extraordinary human drama set against the Russian Civil War, a tough Red Army commander's military career is disrupted by an unwanted pregnancy. She is forced to stay with a poor Jewish family, coming face to face with the realities of different cultures. Brave and humane, COMMISSAR was banned by the Soviet Government for over 20 years.

Product Extras :

  • Director Aleksandr Askoldov and the Controversy over Commissar
    Archival Interviews, Askoldov Biography, Documents, Letters
  • Video Interview with Actress Raisa Nedashkovskaya
  • A Film Press Announcement * Three Video Stills Galleries
  • Cast/Crew Filmographies * Biography of Vasili Grossman
  • Languages
    Spoken: Original Russian (Mono)
    Original Russian (DTS)
    Original Russian (5.1)
    English Voice Over (5.1)
    French Voice Over (5.1)
  • Optional Subtitles: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
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    • Alexander Askoldov - Director
    • Rolan Bykov - Actor


    • Alexander Askoldov - Director
    • Rolan Bykov - Actor


    "A BRAVE, HUMANE AND POWERFUL WORK... image after stunning image." - WALTER GOODMAN, The New York Times


    Winner SILVER BEAR - Berlin Film Festival
    BEST FILM - INT'L CRITICS PRIZE - Berlin Film Festival

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