Kyiv Film Studio VUFKU
70 min 11 sec
Mykola Borysov, Heorhii Stabovyi
Mykola Saltykov, Daria Zerkalova, Mykola Panov, Ivan Kapralov, Matvii Liarov, Pavlo Hierov, S. Nevierov, Kostiantyn Ihnatiev, Yurii Chernyshov, Vasily Kovrigin, Heorhii Sprantse, Leonid Khazanov, Amvrosii Buchma, Oleksandr Malskyi (an owner of a Chinese opium den, second role – a verger), Teodor Brainin (a counterintelligence colonel), Leonid Chembarskyi, Ivan Horskyi, O. Merlatti, Viktor/Vasyl/ Viktorov (counterintelligence officers), Dmytro Erdman (a young worker), P. Matviienko (a worker)
The film is set in 1920 in Odesa occupied by Denikin’s troops. The White counterintelligence searches for a Bolshevik agent “7+2” known to be hiding in Odesa, but in vain. Officer Enger who enjoys Denikinites’ confidence, is in charge of the search. Head spinning races, catastrophes, murders cover the agent’s tracks. And only when Bolsheviks come, it is found out who was hiding under the nickname “7+2.” It is the first Ukrainian adventure and detective film. The film consisting of two episodes and 20 parts and running 209 minutes was very popular in Ukraine. In 1925, the film was presented at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts (Art Deco), where gold medals were won by the future famous cameraman Danylo Demutskyi for the series of photos and designer Vadym Meller for the stage design of the Berezil theatre production.