Ona Zashchishchayet Rodinu (1943)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Propaganda Film, War Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA, USSR  |  
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Made during World War II, the Soviet No Greater Love (the original Russian title translates to She Defends Her Country) is a tribute to the brave women in combat on the front lines. Vera Maretskaya joins the Soviet army when her family is wiped out. She locates the Nazis responsible for the atrocity and kills them in as brutal a manner as possible. The justifiable savagery of the Russian women combatants was so intense that Americans never saw a complete print of No Greater Love. Those lucky critics who did see the film intact praised it to the skies, in keeping with the then-popular intellectual allegiance with the Soviet cause; those same critics found themselves up a creek without a paddle during the "Red scare" of the 1950s.

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Nazi, revenge, war, women