Zemlya v plenu 1927
This is a story of bitter social injustice in Czarist Russia. The rich land-owners give the young couple a piece of stony land in a ravine, and as the compensation they require Maria as their wet nurse as their baby is born. They lie about the messages in Yakov's letters and forge totally misleading letters from the illiterate Maria to Yakov. Yakov loses their land and when Maria is fired she is caught in a militia roundup and given the yellow passport of a prostitute. With nowhere else to go Maria actually becomes a prostitute, and at the brothel she meets a fellow villager via whose mediation she returns home, unsure of the reception that awaits her...

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:09:39 | 4.07 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian Intertitles
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Fyodor Otsep
Cast: Anna Sten, Ivan Koval-Samborsky, Mikhail Narokov
Country: Soviet Union

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