Russia Cinema The Foreign Woman (1929)

The Foreign Woman (1929)

Directed by Ivan Pyriev; script by Nikolai Erdman and Anatoly Marienhof; camera by Vladimir Solodovnikov; movie poster by Nikolai Prusakov.

The heroine misses a train and is forced to spend the night at the home of a young man, who leads the girl into the world of middle-class gossip and tittle-tattle. Even her husband, a state prosecutor who likes to preach the virtues of leading a moral life, is a philistine. The gossip passes from door to door, house to house, until it sets the enormous bell ringing. The director employs devices of satire close to grotesque in this satirical film.

This film launched the professional career of Ivan Pyriev (1901–1968).

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