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7 Ratings

Russian Pioneers


Soviet Union, 1967


1918. Workers from Petrograd come to Altai region to establish the first agricultural commune. In spite of the hostility of the local White Army cossacks the workers build houses, cultivate land. However, White Army cossacks take vengeance on the members of the commune.

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Russian Pioneers Directed by Aleksandr Ivanov, Yevgeni Shiffers

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Russian Pioneers

    Digital. I repeat: of the Russian (and Soviet) ark, many surprises are yet to be discovered and this is not one of the smallest. Apart from the usual ideological bargain - essential in this case to convey an anti-naturalist and hieratic discourse - this is a surprising teatralization of the Blochevique acts, as if it were an impressionist dissonant opera. Music and sounds are used as geometrically as the images.