Commissar

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Synopsis

The Commissar of the title, played by Nonna Mordyukova, is a Soviet functionary wielding power over a remote Jewish village. Neither she nor the villagers care for the status quo, but over a period of several weeks both come to accept the situation and to establish a detente. The film's pro-Semitism was not entirely in keeping with Soviet policy of the 1960s, thus the film was shelved and hidden from the general public. Only with the thawing of East-West relationships, and the political upheaval in Russia itself, was The Commissar deemed "safe" for general consumption. The film was finally distributed in 1988, twenty years after its completion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
3/6/07 
Studio
Kino
Length
1 hour, 45 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Subtitles
  • Russian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
Video Features
  • Director Aleksandr Askoldov and the controversy over Commissar archival interviews, Askoldov biography, documents, letters
  • Video interview with Actress Raisa Nedashkovskaya
  • A film press announcement
  • Three video stills galleries
  • Cast / Crew filmographies
  • Biography of Vasili Grossman
  • Languages
  • Spoken: Original Russian (Mono), Original Russian (DTS), Original Russian (5.1),
  • English voice over (5.1), French Voice Over (5.1)
  • Optional subtitles: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian
Number of Discs
2

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