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Chelovek No. 217

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Genres: POW Drama, War Drama, Drama


Girl No. 217 may well be the best effort of Russian writer/director [[Performer~P164345~Mikhail Romm~mikhailromm]], who usually turned out dull, unimaginative communist propaganda films. This disturbingly realistic drama concerns a Russian peasant girl named Tanya ([[Performer~P250561~Yelena Kuzmina~yelenakuzmina]]) who, upon being captured by the Nazis in the early stages of WWII, is forced into slave labor. Sold to a bourgeois German family, Tanya is treated abominably, her physical and mental...more