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Tag Archives: 1980s

Mister Designer
7.1

Mister Designer

Dec. 01, 1988

Mister Designer

Mister Designer is an exciting and a little eerie mystical drama about a sculptor who dreams of breathing life into his magnificent ...
Winter Evening in Gagry
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Winter Evening in Gagry

Winter Evening in Gagra became a classic almost immediately after its release. This Karen Shakhnazarov’s film (the acclaimed director of ...
We’re from Jazz
7.2

We’re from Jazz

Jun. 06, 1983

We’re from Jazz

We’re from Jazz or Jazzman is all about the difficult path the formation of jazz took in the Soviet Union. Kostya Ivanov is a student in a ...
Rock
7.0

Rock

Jan. 19, 1988

Rock

Rock (Рок) is a cult documentary by acclaimed director, Alexei Uchitel. Better than any other film, it shows the life of the underground rock ...
Ashik Kerib
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Ashik Kerib

Jul. 03, 1988

Ashik Kerib

Ashik Kerib is a Georgian film that is acclaimed director, Sergei Parajanov’s final work. Parajanov dedicated the film to his good friend, ...
The Legend of Suram Fortress
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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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Dog In Boots
7.5

The Dog In Boots

Oct. 03, 1981

The Dog In Boots

The Dog in Boots by is yet another interpretation of the immortal Dumas novel, “The Three Musketeers.” What makes it special, beyond ...
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, ...
Dead Souls
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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 ...
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 ...
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 day, ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 (aka Through Thorns to the Stars) is a 1980s Soviet sci-fi film about an intergalactic rescue expedition. It’s ...
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 ...
Where is the Nophelet?
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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 ...
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 ...
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
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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, ...
Donkey’s Hide
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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 ...
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 ...
Love by Request
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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 ...
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 ...
Little Vera
7.0

Little Vera

Oct. 01, 1988

Little Vera

Little Vera (Маленькая Вера) is a Russian cult classic that you could call the Soviet Union’s Saturday Night Fever. No, not because of ...
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 adventure featuring Alisa Seleznyova, after the TV series, Guest from the ...
City Zero
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City Zero

Jan. 01, 1989

City Zero

An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions ...
Oblomov
7.7

Oblomov

Sep. 08, 1980

Oblomov

St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, ...
Tyll the Giant
7.7

Tyll the Giant

Jan. 01, 1980

Tyll the Giant

Tyll the Giant (Suur Tõll) is based on an Estonian folk tale. Tyll is a giant who reigns as king over the Baltic Sea island of Saaremaa. ...
Alice Through the Looking Glass
7.8

Alice Through the Looking Glass

The second adventure of Alice who steps through the looking glass and finds herself in a wonderful mirror land populated by chess figures and ...
Alice in Wonderland
7.8

Alice in Wonderland

Jan. 31, 1981

Alice in Wonderland

Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, this Soviet adaptation presents a more surreal and dark version than most Western ones. With a ...
My Friend Ivan Lapshin
7.8

My Friend Ivan Lapshin

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin’s Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to ...
Tomorrow Was the War
7.8

Tomorrow Was the War

Oct. 18, 1987

Tomorrow Was the War

Tomorrow Was the War is an exquisite drama about the life of Soviet schoolchildren during the last quiet days before WWII. The film centers ...
Scarecrow
7.9

Scarecrow

Sep. 14, 1984

Scarecrow

A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the ...
A Man from Boulevard des Capucines
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A Man from Boulevard des Capucines

Really funny, sweet, and moving take on the American western done by a soviet female director. Mr. First comes to a small town in the wild west ...
Ten Little Indians
7.9
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Ten Little Indians

Jan. 01, 1987

Ten Little Indians

A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark ...
Station for Two
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Station for Two

Jun. 06, 1982

Station for Two

Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty ...
Assa
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Assa

Nov. 01, 1987

Assa

Assa (Асса) is a classic Soviet crime film from 1987 that retains a cult status in Russia to this day. The movie is credited with bringing ...
Tears Were Falling
8.0

Tears Were Falling

Jan. 01, 1982

Tears Were Falling

Tears Were Falling is a beautiful fairy tale for adults. Prolific actor, Evgeni Leonov, plays Vasin, a loving husband, father, and all-round ...
Travels of an Ant
8.0

Travels of an Ant

Jan. 01, 1983

Travels of an Ant

Travels of an Ant tells the story of an injured ant who gets blown by the wind far from home. Desperately trying to return home before sundown, ...
The Story of the Voyages
8.0

The Story of the Voyages

In this fantasy with dragons and flying machines, 10-year-old Marta is determined to find her brother who was kidnapped at Christmastime by a ...
Is It Easy to Be Young?
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Is It Easy to Be Young?

Is it easy to be young? (Vai viegli būt jaunam?) is a cult classic, Latvian documentary from 1986. The film describes the lives and problems the ...
The Courier
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The Courier

Jun. 06, 1986

The Courier

Ivan Mirosnikov, a cheeky young man in the Gorbachev era, is trying to figure out what to do with his life (he’s not in college, and the ...
Love and Lies
8.0

Love and Lies

Jun. 06, 1980

Love and Lies

Love and Lies (also called Could One Imagine?) is a cute teen romantic melodrama about first love. On September 1st, a new student joins ...
Wings, Legs and Tails
8.1

Wings, Legs and Tails

Jan. 01, 1986

Wings, Legs and Tails

A beautiful animation about a vulture who tries to teach an ostrich how to fly. Of course, this is not possible. And so, the story serves to ...
To Kill a Dragon
8.1

To Kill a Dragon

Jan. 01, 1988

To Kill a Dragon

Dragon is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only ...
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears is a classic, Oscar-winning Soviet movie. It’s said to depict the famous Russian soul better than any ...
Love and Pigeons
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Love and Pigeons

Jan. 07, 1984

Love and Pigeons

This charming rom-com gives a window onto life in a remote Siberian village. Vasia, who has never left the village, comes to spend a summer ...
A Cruel Romance
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A Cruel Romance

Jun. 06, 1984

A Cruel Romance

Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play “Dowry-less” by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for ...
The Sacrifice
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The Sacrifice

May. 14, 1986

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice is Andrei Tarkovsky‘s seventh and final feature film. Tarkovsky finished making the film shortly before his death. Background ...