The New Babylon (Novyy Vavilon)
In 1871, at the height of the Franco-Prussian War, a group of revolutionaries created the Paris Commune, an experiment in democratic government. An entire cross-section of Parisian citizenry comes alive during the rise and fall of this doomed effort, but the film especially focuses on the love affair between Louise, a shopgirl in the great department store known as the New Babylon, and a heroic young soldier.
Cast: Andrei Kostrichkin, Yelena Kuzmina, A. Arnold, Sofiya Magarill, David Gutman
Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
Written by: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
Running time: 1hr 20min
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