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LanguageRussian (silent)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr West…
Необычайные приключения мистера Веста в стране большевиков

John West, a YMCA president from Ohio, goes to Russia on official business. To placate his wife, who fears for his safety after reading derogatory magazine articles, Mr West travels with Jeddie, a cowboy. Nothing goes right from the trip’s start: Mr West’s suitcase goes missing, he and Jeddie get separated and the hapless protagonist is kidnapped. Kuleshov recounts these events with great visual wit and technical panache, borrowing from and subverting the style of American silent greats like Griffiths, creating a dynamic cinematic portrait of the Soviet Union for the outside world.

Directed by Lev Kuleshov |
Russia |
1924 |
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