Kommunist (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Period Film, Propaganda Film  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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Rasskaz Moei Materi (aka Stories of My Mother and The Communist) was one of Russia's more prestigious entries in the 1958 Venice Film Festival. Yevgeny Urbansky plays Vassili, a dedicated communist who assumes control of a strategically important warehouse during the 1917 revolution. Almost single-handedly, Vassili fends off the counterattacks of the loyalist White Russians, here depicted as double-dyed villains. He finds time to romance the beautiful Aniuta (Sofya Pavlova) before he meets a spectacular death at the hands of 20 of his enemies. Even those unsympathetic to the film's politics will be swept up by the excitement and grandeur of Rasskaz Moei Materi.

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against-all-odds, Communism, death, love, Loyalist, romance, territory, war