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Captive
5.8

Captive

Sep. 11, 2008

Captive

Captive is a Russian-Bulgarian film by acclaimed director, Alexei Uchitel. It is based on the novel by Vladimir Makanin, “Prisoner of the ...
The Legend of Suram Fortress
7.4
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The Legend of Suram Fortress

The Legend of Suram Fortress is legendary director, Sergei Parajanov’s first film since his release from the Soviet Gulag prison system. ...
Fragment of an Empire
7.3

Fragment of an Empire

Oct. 28, 1929

Fragment of an Empire

Fragment of an Empire is an extraordinarily impressive classic and the epitome of the Soviet propaganda film. It tells the a story of a Russian ...
No Path Through Fire
7.5

No Path Through Fire

Dec. 25, 1967

No Path Through Fire

No Path Through Fire is acclaimed director Gleb Panfilov’s first feature film. It tells the interesting story of a talented nurse trying to ...
Dead Man’s Letters
7.6

Dead Man’s Letters

Dec. 12, 1986

Dead Man’s Letters

Dead Man’s Letters is the first feature film of the masterful director, Konstantin Lopushansky. It deals with a popular theme of the late ...
A Visitor to a Museum
7.3

A Visitor to a Museum

Mar. 14, 1989

A Visitor to a Museum

A Visitor to a Museum is a 1989 film directed by Konstantin Lopushansky. Like his earlier 1986 work, Dead Man’s Letters, it explores what a ...
There Will Be No Leave Today
6.5

There Will Be No Leave Today

This short film is a stylishly constructed thriller that will appeal to a wide range of viewers. It tells the story of a small Soviet town that ...
Boule de suif
7.4

Boule de suif

Sep. 15, 1934

Boule de suif

Boule de Suif (Пышка) is a 1934 Soviet drama by Mikhail Romm. An adaptation of the eponymous short story by Guy de Maupassant, Boule de Suif is a ...
Trial on the Road
7.9

Trial on the Road

Apr. 01, 1971

Trial on the Road

Trial on the Road (Проверка на дорогах) is the directorial debut of acclaimed director, Aleksey German. In English, it is also sometimes known as ...
My Grandmother
7.5

My Grandmother

Dec. 01, 1929

My Grandmother

The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on ...
Days of Eclipse
7.1

Days of Eclipse

Jan. 01, 1988

Days of Eclipse

This bleak late soviet-era drama follows the career of Malyanov, a young medical school graduate who has been sent to work in Turkmenia. Here he ...
The Killers
6.6

The Killers

Jan. 01, 1956

The Killers

The Killers (Убийцы) was Andrei Tarkovsky’s first film. He co-directed this short film along with his classmates, Alexander Gordon and ...
Indestructible
5.2
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Indestructible

Oct. 25, 2018

Indestructible

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being ...
Bezhin Meadow
6.7

Bezhin Meadow

Mar. 04, 1968

Bezhin Meadow

Bezhin Lug (Bezhin Meadow) was to be a Soviet film about a young farm boy whose father attempts to betray the government for political reasons by ...
Somebody else’s wife and a husband under the bed
7.2

Somebody else’s wife and a husband under the bed

An older official has long suspected his wife of infidelity. His worst fears are justified on the anniversary of their wedding, when he comes ...
Beginning of an Unknown Era
6.9

Beginning of an Unknown Era

Two young directors adapted the short stories of two Russian authors whose works had been banned for decades, and so their film ended up in the ...
Migrants
6.1

Migrants

Aug. 03, 1991

Migrants

Pavel and Pavelina leave their rural countryside homes and move to Moscow to find work. Once there, they find that urban life is not what they ...
Day of the Full Moon
6.8

Day of the Full Moon

Aug. 29, 1998

Day of the Full Moon

Day of the Full Moon, a series of vignettes from Russia past and present, summons the spirit of Ophuls’ La Ronde, Altman’s Nashville and Short ...
Mother
6.9

Mother

Dec. 01, 1990

Mother

The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, ...
Love in the USSR
5.5
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Love in the USSR

Dec. 12, 2012

Love in the USSR

This story take place in Moscow during the 1970s and unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same ...
Assassin of the Tsar
6.9
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Assassin of the Tsar

Feb. 02, 1991

Assassin of the Tsar

A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes ...
The Shining Path
6.2

The Shining Path

Oct. 07, 1940

The Shining Path

Tanya Morozova, an illiterate but industrious textile factory worker, finds happiness through her education and the Stakhanovite movement. She ...
Boris Godunov
6.7

Boris Godunov

May. 01, 1986

Boris Godunov

Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander ...
Anna Karenina
7.1

Anna Karenina

Jan. 01, 1967

Anna Karenina

The plot of the film is the love of a married woman, Anna Karenina, and a young officer, Alexei Vronsky. Anna leaves the family in search of ...
Shine, Shine, My Star
7.6

Shine, Shine, My Star

Jun. 06, 1969

Shine, Shine, My Star

This late 60s Russian films is set in 1920, just 3 years after the October revolution. Folks had the choice between red and white, revolution and ...
Tchaikovsky
6.6

Tchaikovsky

Aug. 31, 1970

Tchaikovsky

The film is dedicated to the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). It tells of the last twenty years of the great master’s life, ...
The Green Elephant
5.4

The Green Elephant

Jan. 01, 1999

The Green Elephant

The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei ...
Fate of a Man
8.0

Fate of a Man

Aug. 01, 1959

Fate of a Man

The film debut of famed director, Sergei Bondarchuk, Fate of a Man tells the gripping story of a man who lost everything. Based on the book of ...
Waterloo
7.3

Waterloo

Oct. 26, 1970

Waterloo

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused ...
Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin
7.0

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Agony is a two-part feature film about one of the most notorious personalities in Russian history, Grigory Rasputin. This beautiful and ...
The Barber of Siberia
7.8
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The Barber of Siberia

Nov. 11, 1998

The Barber of Siberia

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the ...
Dust
7.2

Dust

Jun. 17, 2005

Dust

The genre of the film DUST could be called fantastic realism or existential drama with elements of the fantastic. Dust means the haste in which ...
Dersu Uzala
8.3
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Dersu Uzala

Aug. 02, 1975

Dersu Uzala

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one ...
Bastards
6.1
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Bastards

Feb. 02, 2006

Bastards

A “Hitlerjugend” kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous ...
The Asthenic Syndrome
6.8

The Asthenic Syndrome

Dec. 01, 1989

The Asthenic Syndrome

In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it’s termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, ...
Katyn
7.0
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Katyn

Sep. 21, 2007

Katyn

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Chekist
7.1

Chekist

Sep. 15, 1992

Chekist

Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten ...
Dead Souls
9

Dead Souls

Nov. 19, 1984

Dead Souls

Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov plans to buy the titles to “dead souls” and use them as collateral to obtain a large loan. He comes to a small ...
American Daughter
6.3
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American Daughter

Jul. 30, 1995

American Daughter

A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.
Vanished Empire
6.8
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Vanished Empire

Feb. 14, 2008

Vanished Empire

This story take place in Moscow during the 1970s and unfolds around the love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same ...
Ward No. 6
6.3
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Ward No. 6

Jun. 06, 2009

Ward No. 6

Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own ...
Anna Karenina
0

Anna Karenina

Apr. 17, 2017

Anna Karenina

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count ...
The Fall of Berlin
6.1

The Fall of Berlin

Dec. 25, 1949

The Fall of Berlin

Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The “Little Father of the ...
Decision: Liquidation
5.4
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Decision: Liquidation

Jun. 07, 2018

Decision: Liquidation

The ruthless extremist Bazgaev responsible for terrorist attacks which lead to deaths of hundreds of civilians, among them school children, is ...
About Love. Adults Only
6.1
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About Love. Adults Only

The sequel to the wildly popular Russian rom-com, About Love. It’s Moscow, summer 2016. A new lecture, a new lecturer with a new theme: ...
About Love
6.4
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About Love

Dec. 10, 2015

About Love

What is love? The heroes of the film try to answer this question. A series of the most different characters and their stories are woven together. ...
Mermaid
7.3

Mermaid

Jun. 05, 2007

Mermaid

The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief ...
Star
7.0
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Star

Jun. 18, 2014

Star

Three different persons, three different lives are connected in a mysterious way. 15 year old teenager suffering of misunderstanding, his ...
Panfilov’s 28 Men
6.8
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Panfilov’s 28 Men

Nov. 24, 2016

Panfilov’s 28 Men

This is a pretty recent Russian WWII movie well worth checking out. It’s based on the Soviet legend about a group of 28 Red Army soldiers ...
The Ghost
7.0

The Ghost

Nov. 13, 2008

The Ghost

A novelist struggling with writer’s block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration — fully unaware that he is being set up ...
Two Days
7.0
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Two Days

Sep. 08, 2011

Two Days

A two days from the life of Pyotr Drozdov, a highly ranked official from Moscow, which he spends with young museum employee Masha.
Live and Remember
6.6

Live and Remember

Jun. 26, 2008

Live and Remember

Based on Valentin Rasputin’s story of the same title. The winter of 1945. In a village on the Angara embankment the women wait the return ...
Dead Daughters
4.0
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Dead Daughters

Feb. 01, 2007

Dead Daughters

In present-day Moscow ghosts of three little girls killed by their insane mother randomly pick a person to watch over for a three days. If during ...
Heavenly Judgement
7.1

Heavenly Judgement

May. 31, 2012

Heavenly Judgement

Heavenly Judgement, aka Heavenly Court, is an interesting contemporary Russian film about the afterlife. Once a person dies, he must stand before ...