The Youth of Maxim

The Youth of Maxim (Russian: Юность Максима) is a 1935 Soviet historical drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, the first part of trilogy about the life of a young factory worker named Maxim.[1]

The Youth of Maxim
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Directed byGrigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
Written byGrigori Kozintsev
Leonid Trauberg
StarringBoris Chirkov
CinematographyAndrei Moskvin
Release date
  • 27 January 1935 (1935-01-27)
Running time
(98 minutes)
CountrySoviet Union
The Youth of Maxim


In 1910, a revolutionary underground group spreads leaflets featuring anti-tsarist slogans. Maksim, a young, happy-go-lucky worker and his comrades help the teacher Natasha, who is engaged in illegal activities in the factory, hide from the police.

Maksim's friend Andrei and another worker lose their lives. Their funeral turns into a huge demonstration which is suppressed by the police. Numerous people are arrested, among them Maksim, who subsequently becomes a Social Democratic activist.




  1. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. p. 320.

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