Retrospective 2017

Dela i ljudi

Die Taten und die Menschen
Aleksandr Mačeret
Udssr 1932
105min
V'17

He wanted to stay a little longer, because "the Bolsheviks prove themselves gentlemen", writes the American engineer after spending weeks on a Soviet construction site. Never again the competition of the systems was presented so peacefully and whimsically: Here the "shock worker" is a mere translation problem and the American's suggestions for increasing efficiency are considered helpful, as the whole "catching up and overtaking America" is just an uncorrupt sporting exercise.

Credits
  • Nikolaj Ochlopkov
  • Viktor Stanicyn
  • Aleksandr Gejrot
35 mm
bw
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