Trial on the Road / Checkpoint / Proverka na dorogakh / Проверка на дорогах (1971) DVD9
Banned for fifteen years and threatened with destruction by Soviet authorities, Guerman's solo directorial debut is clearly the work of a born master. Based on a true story documented by Guerman's father, Trial on the Road centres on a German soldier captured by the Russians in Nazi-controlled Byelorussia, who turns out to be a contrite defector who wants to return to the fold of the partisans. Forced to prove his loyalty to the homeland in increasingly perilous missions against the invaders, he achieves heroism in a sequence that recalls Melville's Army of Shadows in its masterful building of suspense. Accused of "de-heroizing" Soviet history with its moral complexity and multiple ambiguities, Trial on the Road became an acknowledged classic even in its enforced absence.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:32:01 | 5.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, War

Director: Aleksey German
Cast: Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Vladimir Zamanskiy
Country: Soviet Union

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