The Return of Maxim

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The Return of Maxim
Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Written by Grigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Lev Slavin
Starring Boris Chirkov
Cinematography Andrei Moskvin
Production
  company
Lenfilm
Release date(s)
  • May 23, 1937 (1937-05-23)
Running time 3082 meters (112 minutes)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Return of Maxim (Russian: Возвращение Максима) is a 1937 Soviet film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, the second part of trilogy about the life of a young factory worker, Maxim.

In July 1914, the Bolsheviks and Mensehviks compete for representation of the working-class in the Duma. Maksim, who just returned from exile, calls the workers to strike as a protest against the firing of six of their colleagues. The traitor Platon Dymba assaults Maksim, wounding him severely. When the strike unfolds the workers demonstrate by the thousands, the news of the outbreak of World War I suddenly arrives. Maksim gets drafted.

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