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The Childhood of Maxim Gorky

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Genres: Biopic [feature], Childhood Drama, Drama


The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (Detstvo Gorkovo) was the first of Russian director [[Performer~P88063~Mark Donski's~markdonskoy]] trilogy based upon Gorky's memoirs. [[Performer~P119915~Alexei Lyarsky~alexeilyarsky]] plays the young Maxim, who grows up under the czarist regime with his grandparents as guardians. Continually demeaned by his martinet grandfather, Maxim is drawn to his warm-hearted grandmother ([[Performer~P251586~Varvara Massalitinova~varvaramassalitinova]]), who instills in him the...more