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The First in the World

USSR, 1955 (MIFF 1956, Elements)

Director: Bogolepov

A clearcut and simple account of the first atomic power-station ever built. Good animated sequences explain the functions of various installations. One of the most fascinating shots shows two white-uniformed women sitting in a huge, Utopistic control room in charge of hundreds of indicators and levers.

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