An example of ironic Soviet propagandistic film from the silent era, this film chronicles the adventures of an American, “Mr. West,” and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks.
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the BolsheviksDirected byLev Kuleshov
35mm. Extraordinary, in fact, was this generation of the post-revolution period, which during a civil war, found the freedom and creativity to invent new forms of artistic creation, of which cinema was one of the most privileged - in fact, few periods of the History of the cinema can be compared to that of the Soviet avant-garde. Constructivism, was the word of erection.
The first film produced by Lev Kuleshov's Cine-lab, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MR. WEST IN THE LAND OF THE BOLSHEVIKS is an occasionally goofy but mostly wry comedy about a hapless American tourist who expects to find barbarians in Socialist Russia, where he is taken advantage of by a group of disgraced nobility out for money. A bit of heavy handed propaganda at the end doesn't negate its naive charm.
Un divertente film di propaganda filo sovietica: i bianchi tramano per rovinare l'immagine della nuova Russia e l'ingenuo Mr West rischia di cascarci. Tra gag, inseguimenti e trovate registiche, un buon film che racconta la vicinanza di tra USA e Russia bolscevica.