Commissar [DVD] [1967]


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    Special 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


    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

    Cast & Crew

    • Nonna Mordyukova
      Nonna Mordyukova - Klavdia Vavilova
    • Rolan Bykov
      Rolan Bykov - Yefim Mahazannik
    • Image coming soon
      Raisa Nedashkovskaya - Maria
    • Image coming soon
      Lyudmila Volynskaya
    • Otar Koberidze
      Otar Koberidze

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