Condition: 100% brand new with Deluxe packing
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Dialogue: Russian & Chinese
Subtitles: English (Non- Removable)
Aspect Ratio: 4: 3
Region Code: All Code : US/UK/Asia/Europe
Starring (Main Casts): Alexi Lyarsky, Vasili Novikov
This haunting, unforgettable film, based upon Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography, shows a twelve-year-old's journey in life against the tumultuous backdrop of 19th century Russia. With tableaux beautifully vivid and forceful, it recounts the touching relationships which develop when Gorky is put into custody at his grandparents' home. His grandmother, a simple woman who knows how to make people laugh, represents optimism in the direst situations, honesty in a world of deceit. Gorky's poverty-stricken childhood formed his life-long compassion for the underdog, and the film is filled with powerful portraits of lower class people whose qualities of integrity and dignity shine through their hopeless circumstances. Among many others are the half-blind Grigory, who works at the grandfather's dye factory, and Gorky's little orphaned friends, who live out of garbage cans, dreaming of a utopian neverland. From these portraits come an inspiring, panoramic view of human conditions and conflicts
by Ian Pratt
Date Added: 04/25/2009
There is little that I can add to the product description, but I must say that the quality of the DVD transfer is superb, far better than I had hoped! The optional subtitles are clear, and the soundtrack is wonderfully atmospheric.
Added to this, the exellent service provided by Best offer Buy, region 2 (not always easy to find) and by far the least expensive example that I have seen.
A very happy customer!!
[5 of 5 Stars]
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 August, 2008.