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THE TRUNCHEON

1976
color
51'43"
Russian

Script V.Kuznetsov
Director G.Davydenko, O.Davydenko

 

 

The film contains reflections of famous actor Innokientiy Smoktunoskiy, human rights advocate Vladimir Bukovskiy and screenwriter Vladlen Kuznietsov on moral and spiritual right of one person to become a potentate over the other one, on a punishing truncheon in the power-seeker's hand. There are clips from the feature film "Hamlet" and from Soviet newsreels in the film.