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The Provocator

His Career / In the Web

1928, Second Film Studio VUFKU (Yalta), 7 parts / 2,315 m

Viktor Turin
 Oles (Oleksandr) Dosvitnii
 Mykhailo Belskyi
 Abram Honcharskyi
 Anna Sten (Lipa Khromova, a student), V. Kryher (Borovskyi, a rich landlord), N. Tairova (his wife), N. (M.?) Kutuzov (their son Viktor, a student), A. (H.?) Dodonova (Lida, his fiancée), A. (H.?) Ahramova (Lipa’s mother), H. Zosimov (student Zubenko, an undergrounder), O. Lileieva (Nina Bakhmatieva), V. Komar (Ivanov, a student), M. Arbenin (Vakhnich, a gendarme colonel), Nikolay Panov (Sturtskyi, a gendarme captain), L. Konstantynovskyi (a character), L. Danylov (a student), Karl Tomskyi

The film is based on Oles Dosvitnii’s novel There Were Three of Us.

The student Viktor Borovskyi becomes a member of an illegal revolutionary student organisation, which soon falls under the spotlight of the police.  Once imprisoned, Viktor cannot withstand the interrogation, denounces addresses of the organisation members and becomes an informer. He informs the police of plotting a murder of one of tsar generals. During the assassination attempt, the police arrests a girl terrorist, but the general dies shot by another revolutionary. 

The film is stored at the Russian Gosfilmofond.

The film was released on 06 October 1928 in Kyiv.