Director: Alexander Askoldov Cast: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov, Raisa Nedashkovskaya


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2007
UPC: 0738329049225
Original Release: 1967
Source: Kino Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 60,860

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

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Commissar
1. Dead Town [5:40]
2. Revolutionary Tribunal [6:53]
3. Forced Leave [8:23]
4. Children Games [:38]
5. Night [2:44]
6. Morning [5:40]
7. Interrupted Happiness [1:37]
8. Breakfast [4:38]
9. About Kids [3:13]
10. Family Joys [4:48]
11. Commissar's in Labour [5:05]
12. Over Three Churches [7:41]
13. Guests [6:13]
14. Lullaby [5:24]
15. Change of Power [5:03]
16. Evacuation [5:13]
17. Jewish Pale [2:49]
18. Killing the Fear [5:40]
19. Impala [3:43]
20. She's Gone [5:53]

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Komissar 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kenKV More than 1 year ago
The jewish bolshevisms were racists for murdered White people in Europe and Russia.