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The Commissar

Russia (Soviet Union)1967 109minB&WDCP


Alexandre ASKOLDOV


Amidst the Russian Civil War, a female commissar of the Red Army cavalry Klavdia Vavilova finds herself pregnant and decides to stay with the family of a poor Jewish blacksmith Yefim Magazannik until she gives birth. Commissar Vavilova was infamous for shooting deserters without even blinking when she was heavily pregnant. Under the genuine care of the Jewish family, she safely gives birth to a healthy son and emotionally, starts to open up to them.