Set in 1920 during the Russian Civil War, the film follows the story of Clavdia Vavilova, a female Commissar from the Red Army who is sent to stay with a poor Jewish family in the final stages of her pregnancy.
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Worth seeing for the stylish use of b/w 'scope, the dim view it takes of ideologues that got it shelved for 20 years and kept its director from ever making another film, and its affectionate picture of the old Ukrainian Jewry that would soon be annihilated by Hitler and the Soviets.
'’birinci gün tanrı patatesi yarattı, ikinci gün tanrı yine patatesi yarattı,üçüncü gün tanrı yine patatesi yarattı, dördüncü gün yine patates, beşinci gün yine patates. peki altıncı gün niye bizi yarattı?''