Po zakonu 1926 Edition Filmmuseum 63
Kuleshov was one of the pioneers of Soviet cinema. Here he adapts a Jack London story about a group of gold prospectors in the Yukon. One of them explodes with rage and kills two others - an expertly done sequence which is truly shocking. The murderer is tied up by the remaining two prospectors, a man and a woman, who - instead of just killing him then and there - decide they must hold him so that he can be tried "by the law." For the rest of the film these three people are trapped with each other in a tiny cabin while the elements rage around them, preventing them from escaping to the outside world.

Lev Kuleshov's legendary "constructivist Western" was a highlight of the Soviet Cinema of the 1920s and one of the most popular films of its time. The DVD presents a new transfer of the film and a contemporary score by Austrian composer and musician Franz Reisecker. As an extra it includes the only surviving fragment of Kuleshov's Vasha znakomaya, featuring sets by avantgarde artist Alexander Rodchenko.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:18:29 | 4.55 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian intertitles
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Lev Kuleshov
Cast: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel
Country: Soviet Union

Download Edition Filmmuseum 63: By the Law / Dura Lex / Po zakonu / По закону (1926), Your Acquaintance / Vasha znakomaya / Ваша знакомая (1927) DVD9: