Tag Archives: 1970s

At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own
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At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own

Following the Russian Civil War, a loyal Red, Shilov, must prove he is at home among strangers as he attempts to recapture a shipment of gold ...
The Marriage
7.1

The Marriage

Dec. 25, 1977

The Marriage

Deciding that it is time he was married, Podkolyosin, a long-time bachelor (and minor court councillor), engages a matchmaker, Fyokla, to find ...
The Dog in the Manger
7.9

The Dog in the Manger

Jan. 01, 1977

The Dog in the Manger

A musical comedy based on classical play by Félix Lope de Vega.
The Hijacking of ‘Savoy’
7.0

The Hijacking of ‘Savoy’

Polish schoolboy Janek, and Russian girl Tanya are traveling by a plane which ended up in the hands of a gang of drug dealers headed by ex Nazi ...
The Secret of the Iron Door
7.0

The Secret of the Iron Door

Every one of us dreams of finding a magic wand, matches or, at least, an enchanted flower that would make any wish come true. Well, we’re just ...
The Scarlet Flower
6.9

The Scarlet Flower

Aug. 25, 1978

The Scarlet Flower

A merchant is living in a fairytale Russia of hundreds of years ago. When he is making a journey to market, his three daughters each ask for a ...
The Property of Republic
7.1

The Property of Republic

Makar, a criminal investigator, is trying to find a stolen collection of antic treasures during the Spring of 1918.
Treasure Island
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Treasure Island

Dec. 01, 1971

Treasure Island

Based upon the story by R. L. Stevenson, the film shows Orson Welles as Long John Silver, pirate chief, who would like to find hidden treasure.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 II: The Break Through
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Liberation II: The Break Through

A grandiose military film epic, which does not know analogues in world cinema: the history of the Great Patriotic War from the Battle of the ...
The Key That Should Not Be Handed On
7.1

The Key That Should Not Be Handed On

AKirill Sergeyevich, a retired Army officer, becomes the new school Headmaster. Used to a strict and orderly routine, he at first finds 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.
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 ...
The Princess and the Pea
6.8

The Princess and the Pea

In one of the realms, there was time for the prince to get married, but the bride would have to be a real princess. A sign was put up on the ...
Happy-Go-Lucky
7.5

Happy-Go-Lucky

Apr. 02, 1972

Happy-Go-Lucky

A sadly humorous story about a Siberian tractor driver, Ivan Rastorguyev (Vasili Shukshin), traveling with his wife (Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina) ...
One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…
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One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…

One, Two, Soldiers Were Going is yet another well done film directed by Leonid Bykov. The audience watching this expecting a gruesome war film ...
Domestic Circumstances
7.8

Domestic Circumstances

Multiple love stories are going around this young family, including the newlyweds, the parents, and their grandmother too.
Officers
7.8

Officers

Jul. 26, 1971

Officers

Two friends are army officers, and the turbulent times throw them from the Civil War in the early 20s to the Soviet conflict in Finland, from ...
Liberation III: Direction of the Main Blow
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Liberation III: Direction of the Main Blow

This five part epic war drama gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union’s war against Nazi Germany during world war two. Each of ...
Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia
7.7

Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia

In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who ...
It Can’t Be!
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It Can’t Be!

Oct. 23, 1975

It Can’t Be!

The movie includes three diffirent skits, including different actors. The first skit is about a store owner who steals goods from himself. He is ...
The Beginning
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The Beginning

Oct. 12, 1970

The Beginning

A film-in-film story set in a provincial town in Russia. Pasha is an amateur actress who plays a witch at a local club, but her dream is to play ...
One Hundred Days After Childhood
7.9

One Hundred Days After Childhood

A group of Russian teenagers spend their summer at a summer camp. Mitia falls in love and gets so occupied with his own problems that he forgets ...
Crime and Punishment
7.9

Crime and Punishment

Sep. 28, 1970

Crime and Punishment

Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being ...
Twenty Days Without War
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Twenty Days Without War

War correspondent Lopatin takes a 20-day-leave from his hard work at the front in 1942. He travels to faraway Tashkent to meet the family of the ...
Cheburashka

Cheburashka

Jan. 01, 1969

Cheburashka

Cheburashka is an iconic Russian classic cartoon character who later became a popular character in Russian jokes (along with his friend, Gena the ...
Tale of Tales
8.0

Tale of Tales

Jan. 01, 1979

Tale of Tales

Skazka Skazok (Tale of Tales) is a 27-minute animated short film, considered the masterpiece of influential Russian animator Yuri Norstein. Told ...
Autumn Marathon
8.0

Autumn Marathon

Jun. 06, 1979

Autumn Marathon

Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. ...
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano
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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano

At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. ...
Days of the Turbins
7.9

Days of the Turbins

Jun. 06, 1976

Days of the Turbins

Masterfully done re-telling of Bulgakov’s brilliant play (itself a version of the novel, “White Guard”), “Days of the ...
The Flight
8.0

The Flight

Jan. 01, 1970

The Flight

The film is about a group of people who in other times wouldn’t have anything in common, some of them innocent bystanders, some moral ...
Afonya
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Afonya

Oct. 13, 1975

Afonya

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya “Afonya” was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character “Afonya” Borshev ...
Stalker
8.1

Stalker

Apr. 16, 1979

Stalker

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to ...
Solaris
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Solaris

Mar. 20, 1972

Solaris

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of ...
Siberiade
8.1

Siberiade

Nov. 28, 1979

Siberiade

The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
They Fought for Their Country
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They Fought for Their Country

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while ...
Mirror
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Mirror

Mar. 07, 1975

Mirror

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet ...
Nameless Star
8.2

Nameless Star

Jan. 01, 1978

Nameless Star

“Stars never leave their orbits”. The poor astronomy teacher got one more demonstration of this law when he met HER. SHE was ...
Mimino
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Mimino

Jun. 06, 1977

Mimino

Mimino (Мимино in Russian and მიმინო in Georgian) is a 1977 Soviet tragicomedy directed by Georgiy Daneliya. The film tells the story of a ...
King Lear
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King Lear

Feb. 08, 1971

King Lear

King Lear (Король Лир / Korol Lir) is a 1971 Soviet film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. Based on a translation of the play by Boris ...
The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!
8.3

The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of ...
The Ascent
8.3

The Ascent

Apr. 02, 1977

The Ascent

Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go ...
White Bim Black Ear
8.3

White Bim Black Ear

Sep. 15, 1977

White Bim Black Ear

A touching story about a white Gordon Setter with black ear, who became homeless because of his master’s illness. His master, Ivan ...
The Dawns Here Are Quiet
8.3

The Dawns Here Are Quiet

The Dawns Here Are Quiet (А зори здесь тихие / A zori zdes tikhie) is a 1972 Soviet film directed by Stanislav Rostotsky. It is based on the 1969 ...
12 Chairs
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12 Chairs

Jun. 21, 1971

12 Chairs

12 Chairs (12 стульев / Dvenadtsat stulyev) is a 1971 comedy by Leonid Gaidai. Its plot is an adaptation of the 1928 satirical novel of the same ...
Office Romance
8.4
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Office Romance

Oct. 26, 1977

Office Romance

Office Romance (Служебный роман / Sluzhebnyj roman) is a 1977 Soviet rom-com directed by Eldar Ryazanov. It is based on the play, Co-workers ...
Ordinary Miracle
8.4

Ordinary Miracle

Jan. 01, 1978

Ordinary Miracle

An Ordinary Miracle (Обыкновенное чудо / Obyknovennoye chudo) is a 1978 Soviet film based on a play by Yevgeniy Shwartz. It’s a movie by ...
Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession
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Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (Иван Васильевич меняет профессию / Ivan Vasilyevich menyayet professiyu) is a 1973 Soviet sci-fi film ...
The Wishing Tree
8.4

The Wishing Tree

Dec. 19, 1976

The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree is a 1976 Georgian film based on a series of short stories by Giorgi Leonidze. Its name is ნატვრის ხე (Natvris khe) in Georgian ...
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle
8.5

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (В бой идут одни «старики» / V boy idut odni “stariki”) is a Ukrainian war movie directed by Leonid ...
Well, Just You Wait!
7.4

Well, Just You Wait!

Jan. 01, 1969

Well, Just You Wait!

Nu, pogodi! is a Soviet/Russian animated series produced by Soyuzmultfilm. The series was created in 1969 and became a popular cartoon of the ...
The Very Same Munchhausen
8.5

The Very Same Munchhausen

 Movie Background The Very Same Munchhausen (Тот самый Мюнхгаузен / Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen) is a Soviet two-part film from 1979. It is one of the ...
Seventeen Moments of Spring
7.9

Seventeen Moments of Spring

Can you name the TV show that was more popular than Cheers or Seinfeld and that also contributed to Vladimir Putin’s rise to power? Well, have a ...
Gentlemen of Fortune
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Gentlemen of Fortune

Dec. 13, 1971

Gentlemen of Fortune

Movie background Gentlemen of Fortune (Джентльмены удачи / Dzhentlmeny udachi) is a 1971 film directed by Aleksandr Sery. It’s one of the ...