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Tag Archives: Soviet Union

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

Widely claimed to be Joseph Stalin’s favorite movie, this classic musical comedy is a must-see. The action takes place on a steamboat on ...
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

A Soviet 1945 film directed by Fridrikh Ermler based on a screenplay by Boris Chirskov. The film was one of the Cannes top prize winners of 1946.
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 ...
The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
7.3

The Childhood of Maxim Gorky

The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (Detstvo Gorkovo) was the first of Russian director Mark Donski’s trilogy based upon Gorky’s memoirs. ...
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 ...
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
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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 ...
Little Vera
7.0

Little Vera

Oct. 01, 1988

Little Vera

Little Vera – a film you could call the Soviet Union’s Saturday Night Fever. No, not because of amazing dance scenes. Rather, ...
Mother
7.5

Mother

Oct. 11, 1926

Mother

A story about a family torn apart by a worker’s strike. At first, the mother wants to protect her family from the troublemakers, but ...
Father Sergius
7.2

Father Sergius

May. 14, 1918

Father Sergius

The story of Prince Stepán Kasátsky discovering his fiancée was the mistress of the Czar, so he then becomes a monk.
Happy-Go-Lucky
7.5

Happy-Go-Lucky

Apr. 02, 1972

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky is a fun, and at times sad comedy about a Siberian couple who take the longest trip of their life. Ivan Rastorguyev and his wife, ...
A Severe Young Man
6.8

A Severe Young Man

Dec. 04, 1934

A Severe Young Man

The film’s content makes no concessions to the usual expectations of Soviet audiences of the 1930s. The cast of characters is extremely unlikely ...
Once Upon a Time Twenty Years Later
7.3

Once Upon a Time Twenty Years Later

The lyrical comedy, Once Upon a Time Twenty Years Later, tells the story of a large Soviet family. The Kruglov family has ten children and ...
The Purple Ball
6.0

The Purple Ball

Jan. 01, 1987

The Purple Ball

The Purple Ball is a fun fantasy movie that is the second sci-fi adventures featuring Alisa Seleznyova, after the TV series, Guest from the ...
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp
6.9

Aladdin and His Magic Lamp

Aladdin’s Magic Lamp is a wonderful Soviet interpretation of a classic Arabian tale. In the gorgeous city of Agrab, the life of many people ...
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
7.7

Ivan the Terrible, Part I

Ivan the Terrible was Sergei Eisenstein’s final film, created as the Soviet Union was being overrun by Nazi Germany. The biopic film is a ...
Cinema-Circus
6.0

Cinema-Circus

Jan. 01, 1942

Cinema-Circus

One of a handful of animated short propaganda cartoons (“political posters”) that survived World War II. Cinema-Circus, or ...
Circus
6.8

Circus

May. 25, 1936

Circus

Circus tells the story of an American named Marion who is banished from the US because a black man impregnates her. Marion escapes to Russia to ...
¡Que Viva Mexico!
7.6

¡Que Viva Mexico!

Oct. 01, 1931

¡Que Viva Mexico!

¡Qué viva México! was a film project undertaken in 1931-32 by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein for American socialist author Upton Sinclair ...