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Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Kashchey the Immortal
7.2

Kashchey the Immortal

Jan. 15, 1944

Kashchey the Immortal

A beautiful maiden, Marya Morevna, gives her prospective husband, the mighty warrior Nikita Kozhemyaka, three riddles to solve before ...
My Apprenticeship
6.8

My Apprenticeship

Sep. 12, 1939

My Apprenticeship

My Apprenticeship (V lyudyakh) was the second entry in Russian director Mark Donskoy’s “Maxim Gorki” trilogy. Picking up where ...
The Last Attraction
6.9

The Last Attraction

Sep. 08, 1929

The Last Attraction

A travelling circus troupe during the Civil War. A kommissar tries to transfer the wagon into an agit-prop van. The Whites conquer the town. The ...
The Invincible
7.0

The Invincible

Jan. 01, 1983

The Invincible

The Invincible is a fun Russian movie dedicated to the memory of the legendary Russian wrestling sport – Sambo. The film is dedicated to ...
The Scarlet Flower
6.9

The Scarlet Flower

Aug. 25, 1978

The Scarlet Flower

The Scarlet Flower is a charming, family-friendly fantasy well worth watching. Once upon a time in the fairy tale Russia of hundreds of years ...
Vassilisa the Beautiful
7.4

Vassilisa the Beautiful

Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. ...
The End of St. Petersburg
7.3

The End of St. Petersburg

The End of St. Petersburg (Russian: Конец Санкт-Петербурга, translit. Konets Sankt-Peterburga) is a 1927 silent film directed by Vsevolod ...
An Easy Life
7.3

An Easy Life

Aug. 24, 1964

An Easy Life

After graduating from the Institute of Chemical Industry, Bochkin decides to stay in Moscow and get a job as a dry cleaning manager. Doing a lot ...
Traffic Officer
7.1

Traffic Officer

Oct. 10, 1982

Traffic Officer

Traffic Officer (Инспектор ГАИ) is a fun Soviet comedy about on a perpetual feud between a traffic policeman and a powerful businessman.  One ...
Dima Gorin’s Career
6.9

Dima Gorin’s Career

Jun. 12, 1961

Dima Gorin’s Career

Dima Gorin’s Career is a touching and light tragicomedy that reveals the everyday lives of hard-working Siberians. Shot in the the ...
Outskirts
7.2

Outskirts

Mar. 24, 1933

Outskirts

Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced ...
Minin and Pozharsky
7.0

Minin and Pozharsky

Nov. 03, 1939

Minin and Pozharsky

Minin and Pozharsky is a historical epic created by rock stars of the Soviet cultural establishment. The creator of the story, Viktor Shklovsky, ...
St. Jorgen’s Day
7.1

St. Jorgen’s Day

Aug. 25, 1930

St. Jorgen’s Day

The thief, Korkis, escapes from prison right on the eve of the church holiday, St. Jorgen’s Day. Together with his accomplice, Schulz, he ...
Trees Grow on the Stones Too
7.1

Trees Grow on the Stones Too

Trees Grow on the Stones Too is an action-packed Russian-Norwegian co-production. After Vikings attack his village, Kuksja is captured and taken ...
Bed and Sofa
7.5

Bed and Sofa

Mar. 15, 1927

Bed and Sofa

Russian writer/director Abram Room never again made anything as good–or as highly individual–as his 1927 silent film Bed and Sofa. In ...
Earth
7.3

Earth

Apr. 08, 1930

Earth

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.
Volga-Volga
6.8

Volga-Volga

Apr. 24, 1938

Volga-Volga

Grigory Alexandrov’s musical comedy, Volga-Volga, has long become a classic of Soviet cinema. Most famously, it’s known to have been ...
Little Alexander
7.1

Little Alexander

Jun. 06, 1981

Little Alexander

Little Alexander is a story about the end of WWII. It’s May, 1945 and Soviet soldiers in Germany are making efforts to create conditions ...
The Turning Point
6.3

The Turning Point

Jul. 19, 1945

The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a classic Soviet war film released in 1945 that told the story of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. For five long, cold ...
Chapaev
7.3

Chapaev

Nov. 07, 1934

Chapaev

Chapaev (Чапаев) is known as one of the finest cinematic works of the Socialist Realism movement. Based on a real life Red Army commander, ...
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
7.3
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Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair is another fun family, fantasy film by prolific director, Aleksandr Rou. The film tells the story of Tsar ...
The Village Teacher
6.6

The Village Teacher

Jun. 06, 1947

The Village Teacher

A life-long story of a romantic school teacher who left imperial St. Petersburg for teaching country children. Driven by noble intentions to ...
The Children of Captain Grant
6.8

The Children of Captain Grant

The son and daughter of a lost-at-sea captain recruit help to find him on the basis of an incomplete note found in a bottle, and encounter ...
The Commissar
7.4

The Commissar

Jun. 06, 1967

The Commissar

Klavdia Vavilova (Nonna Mordyukova) serves as a political officer – a Commissar – in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. Her ...
Cosmic Journey
6.9

Cosmic Journey

Jan. 21, 1936

Cosmic Journey

Soviet cinematographers created a progressively realistic image of a journey to the moon in these early days of special effects. Scientist Pavel ...
The Youth of Peter
7.0

The Youth of Peter

Jun. 06, 1980

The Youth of Peter

The Youth of Peter is an epic film adaptation of Alexei Tolstoy’s novel, Peter the First. It tells the story of the rise of Russia’s first ...
The Anna Cross
7.2

The Anna Cross

Jan. 01, 1954

The Anna Cross

The Anna Cross (or Anna on the Neck) is a film adaptation of the short story of the same name by Anton Chekhov. In the story, the beautiful ...
Different Fortunes
7.2

Different Fortunes

Sep. 21, 1956

Different Fortunes

Different Fortunes is a movie about young Leningraders during the 1950s. The film’s young heroes are just leaving high school and entering ...
Three Plus Two
7.4

Three Plus Two

Jul. 03, 1963

Three Plus Two

In Three Plus Two, three male best friends go on an annual seaside camping trip only to have to compete over their favorite spot with two ...
Arsenal
7.2
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Arsenal

Feb. 25, 1929

Arsenal

Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having ...
Pirates of the 20th Century
6.7

Pirates of the 20th Century

Pirates of the 20th Century is an exciting Soviet action movie, full of adventures, stunts, and battles on the high seas. A Soviet cargo ship is ...
To The Stars By Hard Ways
5.8

To The Stars By Hard Ways

To The Stars By Hard Ways (also, Through Thorns to the Stars) is a 1980s Soviet sci-fi film about an intergalactic rescue expedition. It’s ...
The Adventures of the Little Chinese
5.0

The Adventures of the Little Chinese

Prikliouchenia Kitaïtchat (The Adventures of the little Chinese, 1928, directed by Maria Benderskaya). “…Within the initiatory ...
Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes
7.1

Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes

Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes is one of acclaimed director, Alexander Rou’s charming fairy tale classics. The movie is ...
Ivan Brovkin on the State Farm
7.0

Ivan Brovkin on the State Farm

Life on the virgin farmlands of the Soviet Union is difficult. But Ivan Brovkin can do anything! After serving in the Red Army, Ivan returns ...
The Property of Republic
7.1

The Property of Republic

The Property of Republic is a rip-roaring adventure classic from the Soviet Union. At the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a collection of ...
Aleksa Dundic
7.0

Aleksa Dundic

May. 18, 1958

Aleksa Dundic

Aleksa Dundic (Oleko Dundich) is joint Soviet-Yugoslav production that celebrates the life and times of a famous Serbian soldier. Dundic ...
The Little Mermaid
7.1

The Little Mermaid

Dec. 17, 1976

The Little Mermaid

This film adaptation of The Little Mermaid by Vladimir Bychkov breathed new life into the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. A touching ...
Treasure Island
6.9
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Treasure Island

Dec. 01, 1971

Treasure Island

Brave Jim Hawkins and his friends set off in search of treasure, but the boat they chartered for this journey turned out to be a pirate ship. And ...
Father Frost
6.5
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Father Frost

May. 05, 1964

Father Frost

Father Frost is a traditional Russian fairy tale classic by director, Alexander Rou. The film tells the story of a conceited young man and a ...
The Fall of Berlin
6.9

The Fall of Berlin

Jun. 17, 1945

The Fall of Berlin

The Fall of Berlin is a 1945 documentary film directed by Yuli Raizman. It is made up of collection of Soviet footage from Red Army cameramen ...
Scarlet Sails
7.1

Scarlet Sails

Jun. 07, 1961

Scarlet Sails

A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: “… it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail ...
Forgotten Tune for the Flute
7.4

Forgotten Tune for the Flute

A flutist in the forgotten past, at present the husband of a “big man’s” daughter and head of one of the Chief Directorate’s sections felt unwell ...
The Cossacks
6.7

The Cossacks

Jun. 28, 1961

The Cossacks

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by the great writer Leo Tolstoy, this engrossing drama is set at the turn of the 20th century and involves ...
A Hunting Accident
7.4

A Hunting Accident

Jul. 31, 1978

A Hunting Accident

An aristocrat falls for a young woman who brings him ruin. Based on Chekhov’s story.
Tractor Drivers
6.5

Tractor Drivers

Jul. 03, 1939

Tractor Drivers

The story takes place in a Soviet placed in what is now Ukraine. A mechanic arrives in the Soviet, lead by a young independent woman driving ...
Cossacks of the Kuban
6.7
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Cossacks of the Kuban

Jun. 06, 1949

Cossacks of the Kuban

In the steppes of the Kuban love is born on two collective farms while wheat is (enthusiastically) gathered. Galina, the energetic chairwoman of ...
Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven
7.5

Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven

This colourful, music-filled and sensual melodrama based on early stories by Maxim Gorky tells the fatal love story between the beautiful and ...
Carnival Night
7.5
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Carnival Night

Dec. 29, 1956

Carnival Night

It is the New Year’s Eve and the employees of an Economics Institute are ready with their annual New Year’s entertainment program. It ...
Where is the Nophelet?
6.4
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Where is the Nophelet?

Pasha is a very shy and quiet person. He is almost 40 but is not married yet and cannot even find courage to ask a woman for a date. His best ...
A Tale of Lost Times
7.2

A Tale of Lost Times

Feb. 02, 1964

A Tale of Lost Times

Four evil wizards succeeded to become young by using a time stolen from lazy kids. Now these kids who became seniors must act fast if they want ...
The Height
7.1

The Height

Apr. 27, 1957

The Height

For the construction of the plant comes a team of ironworkers, they will carry out the installation of the blast furnace according to the new ...
The Hot Snow
7.1

The Hot Snow

Jun. 06, 1972

The Hot Snow

In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Russian high command ...
Miles of Fire
6.1

Miles of Fire

Nov. 01, 1957

Miles of Fire

Civil War. Southern steppes of Russia. Circumstances bring together various people: the Chekist, professor, actor, nurse and White Guard officer ...
Аutumn
7.1

Аutumn

Sep. 19, 1974

Аutumn

A quiet drama offers an in-depth, realistic look at the attempts of two old-flames who reunite to see if they were meant to be together; the ...
Liberation V: The Last Assault
7.3
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Liberation V: The Last Assault

Liberation is a five-part epic documentary about WWII from the perspective of the Eastern Front. Created by Yuri Ozerov, the series was primarily ...
Liberation IV: Battle For Berlin
7.1
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Liberation IV: Battle For Berlin

Liberation is a five-part epic documentary about WWII from the perspective of the Eastern Front. Created by Yuri Ozerov, the series was primarily ...
Liberation I: The Fire Bulge
7.1
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Liberation I: The Fire Bulge

Liberation is a five-part epic documentary about WWII from the perspective of the Eastern Front. Created by Yuri Ozerov, the series was primarily ...
Liberation II: The Break Through
7.1
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Liberation II: The Break Through

Liberation is a five-part epic documentary about WWII from the perspective of the Eastern Front. Created by Yuri Ozerov, the series was primarily ...
The Most Charming and Attractive
7.5

The Most Charming and Attractive

Nadya Klyueva is a single woman. Persuaded by her friend, she decides to charm her co-worker whom she doesn’t really love, but who is the ...
Bootleggers
8.1
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Bootleggers

Jan. 08, 1962

Bootleggers

This is the second silent (save for a song) slapstick comedy short about adventures of Worldly, Coward, and Fool. In a small hunting lodge three ...
SportLotto – 82
6.9

SportLotto – 82

Jun. 06, 1982

SportLotto – 82

Adventurous comedy about a bunch of people hunting the winning lottery ticket.
White Dew
7.6
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White Dew

Jun. 06, 1983

White Dew

A funny story about Fyodor – the oldest person in the village – and his three sons.
Nicolo Paganini
6.8

Nicolo Paganini

Jan. 02, 1982

Nicolo Paganini

Biopic about Niccolo Paganini. He receives training from his father in early childhood. The best teachers of Parma are unable to give him more, ...
Stepan’s Remembrance
6.5

Stepan’s Remembrance

Stepan’s Remembrance (Степанова памятка) is a 1977 Soviet film directed by Konstantin Yershov. It is a loose adaptation of the traditional ...
The Key That Should Not Be Handed On
7.1

The Key That Should Not Be Handed On

Kirill Sergeyevich, a retired Army officer, becomes the new school Headmaster. Used to a strict and orderly routine, he at first finds the ...
A Trip without a Load
7.7
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A Trip without a Load

Feb. 11, 1963

A Trip without a Load

A young journalist Sirotkin comes to the siberian timber industry farm to write an essay about the driver-editorial Khromov. Acquainted with the ...
The Straw Hat
7.2

The Straw Hat

Jun. 06, 1974

The Straw Hat

A musical comedy based on the classic play by Eugène Labiche.
Donkey’s Hide
6.9
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Donkey’s Hide

Dec. 01, 1982

Donkey’s Hide

At the festivities marking the christening of princess Theresa, daughter of king Gaston IX, a wicked fairy made a mysterious prophecy about the ...
An Old, Old Tale
7.5
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An Old, Old Tale

Jun. 04, 1968

An Old, Old Tale

Based on the famous fairytale “The Tinderbox” by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Chief of Chukotka
7.4
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The Chief of Chukotka

Apr. 21, 1966

The Chief of Chukotka

Young patriotic young man ends up in the on Chukotka right after the civil war, where he intends to spread ideas of justice and equality among ...
Heroes of Shipka
7.0
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Heroes of Shipka

Aug. 12, 1954

Heroes of Shipka

Heroes of Shipka was the first solo effort for Soviet director Sergei Vasilyev, who had previously collaborated with his late brother Georgi. As ...
The Twelve Months
7.5

The Twelve Months

Dec. 30, 1956

The Twelve Months

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers ...
The Blonde Around the Corner
6.5

The Blonde Around the Corner

An unemployed astrophysicist finds a job of a docker at a grocery store, where he falls in love with a street-wise saleswoman in the produce ...
Be Careful, Grandma!
6.8

Be Careful, Grandma!

Mar. 07, 1961

Be Careful, Grandma!

Young Lena becomes a chief manager of a workers’ club. The problem is this club is not constructed yet and finishing it takes too much ...
A Big Family
7.0

A Big Family

Nov. 05, 1954

A Big Family

Drama based on the novel by Vsevolod Kochetov “The Zhurbin Family”. The characters of the picture are a large family of hereditary shipbuilders. ...
Tiger Girl
7.2

Tiger Girl

Jun. 06, 1954

Tiger Girl

The story is about heiress of the circus family who organizes show “Let’s get married” right in the cage for the tigers.
Snow Queen
7.0
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Snow Queen

Nov. 06, 1967

Snow Queen

Two children, Gerda and Kay, overcome the evil intentions of the Snow Queen with human love and a capacity to fight fear. Based on a story by ...
The Rumyantsev Case
7.2
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The Rumyantsev Case

Jun. 06, 1955

The Rumyantsev Case

A motor depot boss with links to black market traders sends the unsuspecting Rumyansev on a flight with stolen goods. On the road, the chauffer ...
Old Man Khottabych
7.2
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Old Man Khottabych

Dec. 30, 1957

Old Man Khottabych

A boy named Volka discovers an ancient vessel on the bottom of a river. When he opens it, a genie emerges from there. He calls himself Hassan ...
Love by Request
7.3
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Love by Request

Nov. 01, 1982

Love by Request

Two people: Igor, an ex-athlete living aimlessly and chasing rubles to get drunk and Vera, a dowdy librarian, try to find their luck by planning ...
The Twelve Months
7.1

The Twelve Months

Jan. 01, 1973

The Twelve Months

A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers ...
Amphibian Man
7.1
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Amphibian Man

Jan. 03, 1962

Amphibian Man

People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called “the sea devil.” Nobody knows what it ...
Striped Trip
7.5
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Striped Trip

Jun. 06, 1961

Striped Trip

A Soviet cruise ship “Evgeni Onegin” is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, ...
Wedding in Malinovka
7.5
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Wedding in Malinovka

Jun. 06, 1967

Wedding in Malinovka

The movie takes place during Russia’s civil war between the Reds (Bolsheviks) and the Whites (Mensheviks). Andrejka and Yarinka are a young ...
Prometheus
6.2

Prometheus

Jan. 01, 1936

Prometheus

A film based on works and biography of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko (1814 – 1861).
Mister Blot’s Academy
6.8

Mister Blot’s Academy

Mister Blot’s Academy is a fantastical story based on the popular books by Polish author, Jan Brzechwa. Thanks to the power of magic, Adaś ...
The Captain’s Daughter
5.9

The Captain’s Daughter

An adaptation of Pushkin’s historical novel about the Pugachev’s Rebellion in 1773–1774.
The Princess and the Pea
6.8

The Princess and the Pea

In The Princess and the Pea screenwriter Felix Mironer  has bundled together several Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales. Watch to enjoy a ...

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