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Man from the Forest

Man from the Forest

Forest Man / Revenge for the Past / Hunter Poloz

1928, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 7 parts / 1,700 m

Kostiantyn Koshevskyi (Volodymyr Ovcharenko-Valdo) 
Serhii Khudiakov, Heinrich Beisenherz
 Stepan Shahaida (Hrai, an engineer), Petro Masokha (Varavva, his assistant – début), M. Heraskevych (Hrai’s wife), Yurii Chernyshov (Ivasyk, her son), Kapka (a nanny), Serhii Karpenko (Poloz, a man from the forest), A[rsenii?] Kuts (a telephone operator, a militia man), H. Kalmykov (an intern), M. Ivanov (a gloomy worker), P. Ilin (a rural man), Zdulskyi (a butcher), Bachynska (a stallkeeper), A. Andarini (a lady), Mili Taut-Korso, Mykola Nademskyi (a worker)

The first years of industrialisation. Disguised as a hunter, an ex-White officer Poloz, who is connected to the international intelligence, is hiding in the forest where the construction of a new power station has begun. An intern making photos of the buildings suddenly notices Poloz.

Frightened to be exposed, Poloz kills the guy and makes a cut in the base of the scaffolding of the main building of the power station. In face of a failure, counting on his ex-wife Katia’s help, Poloz kidnaps a 10-year-old boy. Hrai, an engineer and the father of the kidnapped boy, finds Poloz’s hiding place in the forest, and his assistant Varrava shoots the White officer at that very moment when he tries to explode the main building of the power station.

The film is lost.