Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 23, 1930

Cain and Artem (Amkino). This adaptation of one of Maxim Gorky's stories shows the fellowship of three people—a giant, a Jew, a fishmonger's wife—in a miserable town beside a Rus-sian river. Theirs is a fellowship of rejection: the giant does not know what to do with his strength; the woman is in disgrace because she is unfaithful to her husband and because she was a beggar when she married; everyone in the marketplace cheats the Jew and spits on him. The bond that draws slowly tighter, pulling them...

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