• Director: Nikolai Ekk
  • Release Year: 1931
  • Production Country: Soviet Union
  • Language: Russian

Putyovka v zhizn (Road to Life)


Taken off the streets and given a commune to run in the hopes that they can become productive citizens, young Russian boys exemplify the best and worst of human nature in this stark film.


Russia, Anton Makarenko (1888 – 1939), Gorky Colony, Childhood, Communism, Realism, Film history, Social commentary, Gang warfare, Crime, Urban violence, Civil Wars, Reconstruction, Juvenile delinquency, Literature