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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 22 min.
  • Genres: Propaganda Film, War, War Drama


Russian filmmaker Mark Donskoi, of "The Gorky Trilogy" fame, was responsible for the postwar Soviet drama The Taras Family (originally Nepokorenniye, and also released as Mark Donskoi and Mark Donskoi). A semi-sequel to Donskoi's Mark Donskoi (1944), the story is set in Nazi-occupied Kiev. The drama focusses on the travails of a typical Soviet family and on the efforts by the Germans to force the reopening of a local munitions factory. The film is at its most grimly effective in a long sequence wherein...more