Vozvrachtchenie Neitana Bekkera

Boris Shpis, Rachel Milman

Scen.: Peretz Markish, Boris Shpis, Rachel Milman; F.: Evgueni MikhaÏlov; Scgf.: Isaac Makhlis; Mu.: Evguéni Broussilovski; Su.: V. Beervald; Int.: David Gutman (Nathan Becker), Solomon Mikhoëls (Tsale Becker, suo padre), Elena Kachnitskaïa (Meika), Kador Ben-Salim (Jim), Boris Babotchkine (Mikoulitch), Anna ZarjitskaÏa (Nata); Prod.: Belgoskino; Pri. pro.: 6 dicembre 1932. 35mm. L.: 1910 m. D.: 69’ a 24 f/s. Bn.

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T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

After having emigrated to America at the beginning of the century, bricklayer Nathan Becker returns with a black friend to his shtetl because of the 1929 economic crisis. Becker starts work in a building yard created under the First Five Year Plan; Becker is unable to keep up with a Soviet worker who uses scientific techniques while Becker’s productivity is the result of capitalist exploitation. However, he is not totally defeated: American building techniques can be copied and put to better use by Soviet builders. This is the second film by Boris Shpis (1903-1939). Originally a stage designer, he joined the Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS) in the early 20s and worked as an assistant to Kozintsev and Trauberg. The lead actor, David Gutman (1884-1946), was a master of satirical sketch comedy. The screenplay was written by one of the greatest Soviet Yiddish language poets, Peretz Markish.

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