Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg:The Return of Maxim - Возвращение Максима (1937)

Directed by Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg.
With Boris Chirkov, Valentina Kibardina, Anatoli Kuznetsov, Aleksandr Zrazhevsky

The Return of Maxim is a 1937 Soviet film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, the second part of trilogy about the life of a young factory worker, Maxim.

In July 1914, the Bolsheviks and Mensehviks compete for representation of the working-class in the Duma. Maksim, who just returned from exile, calls the workers to strike as a protest against the firing of six of their colleagues. The traitor Platon Dymba assaults Maksim, wounding him severely. When the strike unfolds the workers demonstrate by the thousands, the news of the outbreak of World War I suddenly arrives. Maksim gets drafted. (Wikipedia)

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