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Vozvrashchenie Vasiliya Bortnikova


Originally titled Vozvrachenia Vassilya Bortnikov, Vassili's Return was the last directorial effort by the great V.I. Pudovkin, who died in June of 1953. Like many of Pudovkin's later works, the film was diluted by interference from communist party officials; what remains, however, is well worth having, if miles removed from the brilliance of his earlier , and . Based on a novel by G. Nikolayeva, the story centers upon a Russian named Vassili (more