The Commissar

One more note about Grossman and Berdichev, there is actually Soviet film that is based on the short story which I had the privilege to view years ago. The film itself, titled The Commissar, was made in the 1960s and, for various ideological reasons, spent decades shelved. For more information on it, please see this 1988 New York Times article:


One Response to “The Commissar”

  1. Comrade Red Says:

    get movie and watch it. superb symbolism and iconography. exposes fundamentally disharmonious relationship between logical and well-intentioned soviet bolshevik dogma, canons, practices and the realpolitik defined by human morals as created and determined by genetic and epigenetic limits. if the soviets had listened…but alas…

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