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Tag Archives: 1970s

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 ...
Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day

This is the third and final episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh searches for a tail for his friend, ...
Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting
8.3

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting

This is the second episode in the three-part Russian Winnie-the-Pooh series. In this episode, Pooh and Piglet visit Rabbit for a meal with honey. ...
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, ...
A Flying Ship
8.0

A Flying Ship

Jan. 01, 1979

A Flying Ship

A story about the young princess Zabava and a poor chimney sweep named Ivan. The two are in love, but their different social status stands in ...
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

Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ...
Dersu Uzala
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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 ...
The Seagull
7.3

The Seagull

Feb. 14, 1972

The Seagull

A story based on the famous play by Anton Chekhov.
Uncle Vanya
7.4

Uncle Vanya

Jul. 26, 1971

Uncle Vanya

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Uncle Vanya surely has the greatest claim as the best screen adaptation of a Chekhov play. Featuring brooding and ...
Three from Prostokvashino
8.2

Three from Prostokvashino

Three from Prostokvashino (Трое из Простоквашино / Troye iz Prostokvashino) is a popular Soviet hand-drawn cartoon series. This first episode is ...
At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own
7.6

At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own

At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (Свой среди чужих, чужой среди своих / Svoy sredi chuzhikh, chuzhoy sredi svoikh) is a 1974 ...
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’

Based on the story, Flight 627, by A. Schepersky, The Hijacking of ‘Savoy’ is a fun, relatively unknown adventure that is a ...
The Secret of the Iron Door
7.0

The Secret of the Iron Door

The Secret of the Iron Door is a film about your wishes being granted – something we all desire. One day, a bad boy fourth-grader named ...
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 ...
Moscow-Cassiopeia
6.8

Moscow-Cassiopeia

Sep. 23, 1974

Moscow-Cassiopeia

This Soviet sci-fi classic by Richard Viktorov is all about a team of teenage astronauts on a cosmic journey to find intelligent life. The reason ...
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 ...
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
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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 ...
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 V: The Last Assault
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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 ...
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 ...
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 The Princess and the Pea screenwriter Felix Mironer  has bundled together several Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales. Watch to enjoy a ...
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, ...
One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…
7.8
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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

Officers is a movie about two friends’ love for their motherland, for life itself, and, of course, for a woman. Through the lifelong ...
Liberation III: Direction of the Main Blow
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Liberation III: Direction of the Main Blow

Liberation is a five-part epic documentary about WWII from the perspective of the Eastern Front. Created by Yuri Ozerov, the series was primarily ...
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
7.8
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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

This is truly the greatest film adaptation of Dostoevsky’s classic, Crime and Punishment, there is. Directed by Lev Kulidzhanov and ...
Twenty Days Without War
7.9
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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 Soviet cartoon that remains wildly popular in Russia to this day. The series begins with the surprise arrival of ...
Tale of Tales
8.0

Tale of Tales

Jan. 01, 1979

Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales (Сказка сказок, Skazka skazok) is a masterpiece by the great animator, Yuri Norstein. Like another Norstein classic, Hedgehog in ...
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 ...
D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers
7.8

D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers

D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers (д’Артаньян и три мушкетёра / d’Artanyan i tri mushketera) is a three-part Soviet musical ...
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
8.2
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Stalker

May. 25, 1979

Stalker

Stalker (Сталкер) is a brilliant 1979 Soviet sci-fi film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Loosely based on the Strugatsky Brothers’ 1972 novel, ...
Solaris
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Solaris

Mar. 20, 1972

Solaris

Solaris – a film about people’s erotic problems in outer space. Or so you’ll see… Unfortunately, the free version of the ...
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

Sergei Bondarchuk’s They Fought for Their Country has often been called the best film about WWII.  In the summer of 1942, the Soviet Union ...
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
8.3
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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!

The Irony of Fate – Russia and the former Soviet Union’s favorite New Year’s movie! The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (Ирония судьбы, ...
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
8.3
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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
8.4
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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
8.5
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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 ...