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Comrade Chkalov Crosses the North Pole

Perekhod tovarishcha Chkalova cherez severnyy polyus

Directed by Maksim Pezhemskiy
Soviet Union, 1990
Comedy, Short

Synopsis

A satiric comedy which dissects the iconography of the ‘Soviet Hero’. Original footage of a propaganda film from 1941 is the starting point for this parody of the ideological cliches of Soviet cinema. It follows the story of a Russian crew across the North Pole.

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Comrade Chkalov Crosses the North Pole Directed by Maksim Pezhemskiy