chapter  22
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The mixed and chamber types of musical dramaturgy.

As the director admitted, in this film taken from Kataev's novel of the same name, a decisive return to 'the Russian montage' tradition of the '20s was made. This allowed the authors to use the arsenal of expressive means of the silent montage cinema, to show the collision of different human destinies, psychologies, characters, and also events of the recent past, all shown in dynamic counterpoint, viewed as it were in the light of the modern world.