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Vasia the Reformer
1926, First Film Studio VUFKU (Odesa), 6 parts / 1,603-2,030 m
Vasia, the son of a factory’s worker, is attracted by the romance of adventures. And he goes to look for them. He saves a drowning drunkard who tries to beat him. Vasia escapes from him in a vehicle parked on the shore. However, the vehicle belongs to a superintendent who, when he does not find it, stages its theft. Meanwhile, Vasia exposes priests in the church. As a result, the church is turned into a cinema, and the priest becomes a cinema technician. And finally, Vasia’s last deed is catching a criminal at home and denouncing him to the militia.
It is a satire of the NEP period. It is the first Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s film.
The film was released on 17 December 1926 in Kyiv. The film is lost.