The Youth of Maxim

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The Youth of Maxim
Film poster
Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Written by Grigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Starring Boris Chirkov
Cinematography Andrei Moskvin
Release dates
  • 27 January 1935 (1935-01-27)
Running time
(98 minutes)
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Youth of Maxim (Russian: Юность Максима) is a 1935 Soviet film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, the first part of trilogy about the life of a young factory worker named Maxim.


In 1910, a revolutionary underground group spreads leaflets featuring anti-tsarist slogans. Maksim, a young, happy-go-lucky worker and his comrades help the teacher Natasha, who is engaged in illegal activities in the factory, hide from the police.

Maksim's friend Andrei and another worker lose their lives. Their funeral turns into a huge demonstration which is suppressed by the police. Numerous people are arrested, among them Maksim, who subsequently becomes a Social Democratic activist.



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