Premiya (1974)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

In this officially recognized film, which won the State Prize of the Soviet Union, the inadequacies of the Soviet system are to a certain degree acknowledged. This alone provoked some interest in the film at the time of its release, in 1975. Based on the very popular and prize-winning play by Aleksandr Gelman, it tells the story of a group of factory workers, led by Potapov, (Yevgeny Leonov ) who uncharacteristically refuse to accept a pay bonus because it is clearly in error. They know this because the entire factory has consistently been run in a slipshod manner.




boss [employer], factory, labor-relations, worker