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Vasili's Return

Vozvrashcheniye Vasiliya Bortnikova

Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin
Soviet Union, 1952


The film centers upon a Russian named Vassili, who leaves his wife to do battle against the Germans in WWII. When he is reported to have been killed in battle, his wife Avodtya marries another man. Per the film’s title, Vassili returns, only to find his wife ostensibly out of his reach.

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Vasili's Return Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin

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