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Tag Archives: 1990s

Migrants
6.1

Migrants

Aug. 03, 1991

Migrants

Pavel and Pavelina leave their rural countryside homes and move to Moscow to find work. Once there, they find that urban life is not what they ...
Day of the Full Moon
6.8

Day of the Full Moon

Aug. 29, 1998

Day of the Full Moon

Day of the Full Moon, a series of vignettes from Russia past and present, summons the spirit of Ophuls’ La Ronde, Altman’s Nashville and Short ...
Mother
6.9

Mother

Dec. 01, 1990

Mother

The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, ...
Assassin of the Tsar
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Assassin of the Tsar

Feb. 02, 1991

Assassin of the Tsar

A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes ...
Dunno on the Moon
7.2

Dunno on the Moon

May. 01, 1997

Dunno on the Moon

Dunno on the Moon is a fun sci-fi fairy tale about half-adults, half-children who do whatever it is they love. The film is based on the novel by ...
The Green Elephant
5.4

The Green Elephant

Jan. 01, 1999

The Green Elephant

The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei ...
The Old Man and the Sea
8.1

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea (Russian: Старик и море) is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of ...
The Barber of Siberia
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The Barber of Siberia

Nov. 11, 1998

The Barber of Siberia

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the ...
Chekist
7.1

Chekist

Sep. 15, 1992

Chekist

Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten ...
American Daughter
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American Daughter

Jul. 30, 1995

American Daughter

A lonely Russian man is trying to see his doughter who lives with her mother far away in the USA.
What a Mess!
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What a Mess!

Jun. 06, 1995

What a Mess!

The story starts in a Siberia where world’s biggest diamond was found. It is so valuable that it may not only pay off the enormous national ...
Peculiarities of the National Hunt
7.5

Peculiarities of the National Hunt

A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a ...
Burnt by the Sun
7.9

Burnt by the Sun

May. 01, 1994

Burnt by the Sun

Burnt by the Sun is a spellbindingly tragic story. The film depicts the Great Purge that took place during the late 1930s in the Soviet Union. ...
Brother
8.0

Brother

Jan. 01, 1997

Brother

After completing his national service in the Russian army, Danila returns home and doesn’t know what to do. His mother recommends he goes ...
The Thief
7.7

The Thief

Aug. 31, 1997

The Thief

In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who ...
The Outskirts
7.9

The Outskirts

Oct. 04, 1998

The Outskirts

Set on the Russian steppes and filmed in black-and-white, it is the story of a group of peasants seeking revenge against the oil company that ...
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
7.9

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

This phantasmagorical animated short is a superb adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s story of the same name. A man is on the verge of ...
Cloud Heaven
8.0

Cloud Heaven

Dec. 04, 1990

Cloud Heaven

In this gentle comedy, an unpopular resident in a Russian village has his life completely changed when he announces, entirely on a whim and just ...
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 ...