Directed by the Vasilyev Brothers • 1934 • USSR/Russia
This biopic of Vasily Chapaev, peasant turned mythical military hero, is perhaps the most canonical film of state-sponsored Socialist Realism. Charting Chapaev’s campaign in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, frenetic action is juxtaposed with broad comedy and touching tributes to brotherhood and sacrifice. Featuring iconic performances from Boris Babochkin and Leonid Kmit.
CHAPAEV • ЧАПАЕВ
Directed by the Vasilyev Brothers
From the novel by Dmitriy Furmanov
Starring: Boris Babochkin and Leonid Kmit
In Russian with English subtitles