Girl No. 217

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Girl No. 217
Directed by Mikhail Romm
Written by Mikhail Romm
Yevgeny Gabrilovich
Starring Yelena Kuzmina
Music by Aram Khachaturian
Cinematography Boris Volchek
Era Savelyeva
Release dates
  • 9 April 1945 (1945-04-09)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Girl No. 217 (Russian: Человек № 217, translit. Chelovek No. 217) is a 1945 Soviet drama film directed by Mikhail Romm. It was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

An anti-Nazi film, it depicted a Russian girl enslaved to an inhuman German family.[2] She is even robbed of her name and forced to answer to "No. 217".[3] Subplots depict abuse directed at other POWs.[3] This reflected the use by Nazis of OST-Arbeiter as slave labour, including as family servants.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Girl No. 217". Retrieved 2 January 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Anthony Rhodes, Propaganda: The art of persuasion: World War II, p219 1976, Chelsea House Publishers, New York
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Girl No. 217"

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