Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This WWI drama tells its story in symbiotic fashion, first concentrating on a Russian sniper in the French army, and then focusing on a Russian sniper in the German army. In both instances, the snipers come to realize that they're fighting on the wrong side, for the wrong cause. Both throw their weapons aside and desert, marching off to Petrograd and the greater glories of impending Bolshevism. Following their example, all the expatriate Russians fighting with the French and Germans forsake their adoptive countries and return to Soviet soil. Poorly acted and photographed, The Sniper will never be mistaken for a classic of the Russian cinema.