From Eurasia - RUSSIA

Great Russian and Soviet films I've seen and ones I'm dying to watch.

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1.
The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912 Short Film)
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A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema... (12 mins.)
 
2.
The Young Lady and the Holligan (1918 Short Film)
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A young woman arrives in her school where she must teach for the first time. Her task consists in teaching a class of adults to read and write... (35 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
3.
Father Sergius (1918)
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Prince Kasatsky is a just and proud youth, shock and disappointment with the world bring him to church, he becomes father Sergius. It is a story of his piety and temptation. (112 mins.)
 
4.
Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
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This is called the first Soviet science fiction film because of its "futuristic" sets on Mars, although most of it takes place in Moscow... (111 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
5.
Kino Eye (1924 Documentary)
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This documentary promoting the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers... (78 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
6.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
7.
Chess Fever (1925 Short Film)
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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game... (28 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
8.
Strike (1925)
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
9.
Mother (1926)
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution (89 mins.)
 
10.
The Girl with the Hat Box (1927)
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Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and... (60 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
11.
The Eleventh Year (1928 Documentary)
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This documentary film is showing the hard labor of countrymen in industrial production to strengthen the U.S.S.R. economy and turning their country into a world power. (52 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
12.
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928)
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of... (142 mins.)
 
13.
Storm Over Asia (1928)
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him... (127 mins.)
 
14.
Arsenal (1929)
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev... (90 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
15.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
16.
Old and New (1929)
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100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village. (121 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
17.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
18.
Ivan (1932)
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(102 mins.)
 
19.
Moscow Laughs (1934)
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Merry Fellows was the first Soviet musical comedy. Set in Odessa and Moscow in the 1930's. Shepherd... (96 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
20.
Chapayev (1934)
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This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army... (93 mins.)
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
21.
Happiness (1935)
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A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse... (95 mins.)
“ **** 1/2
A wonderful and rare 1934 silent film from the Soviet Union, set during the early days of the Bolshevik Revolution. The story is focused on the misadventures of Khmyr' - a wretched peasant, constant victim of thieves, tax collectors, soldiers and priests - and the desperate pursuit of his own happiness.
'Schastye' is surprisingly bizarre and modern for its time. It waves between folklore and futurism, fairy-tale and socialist satire, comedy and drama, and really entertains with its surreal moments and incredible characters. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in Russian film and history. ” - Caltiki05
 
22.
Peter the First (1937)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Petrov
 
23.
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (112 mins.)
 
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25.
Ukraine in Flames (1943 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
26.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
27.
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
28.
Spring (1947)
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A drab woman scientist, working on machine to harness solar energy, and a pert concert singer look-alike being courted to play her in a movie swap identities and find personal growth, professional success, love, and happiness. (104 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
29.
Tsarevna-lyagushka (1954 Short Film)
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The story about the overly complicated construction of Kinder Surprise. (39 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
30.
The Killers (1956 Short Film)
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Two men besiege a lunch bar looking for a third man they must kill. (19 mins.)
Director: M. Beiku, A. Gordon
 
31.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (97 mins.)
 
32.
The Snow Queen (1957)
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When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.. (55 mins.)
Director: L. Atamanov
“ 8/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
33.
Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
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As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar. (88 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
34.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime. (88 mins.)
 
35.
There Will Be No Leave Today (1959)
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Soldiers undertake the perilous task of removing a stockpile of World War II bombshells discovered during roadworks under the ground of a small village. (45 mins.)
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
36.
Letter Never Sent (1960)
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia. (97 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
37.
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines... (46 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
38.
Amphibian Man (1962)
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People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is... (96 mins.)
 
39.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. (95 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
40.
Planeta bur (1962)
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Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it. (78 mins.)
 
41.
Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable. (140 mins.)
 
42.
I Am Cuba (1964)
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era. (108 mins.)
“ ***** ” - Caltiki05
 
43.
Walking the Streets of Moscow (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them. (78 mins.)
 
44.
Kanikuly Bonifatsiya (1965 Short Film)
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A circus lion goes on holiday to Africa, but his circus skills doesn't let him be. (21 mins.)
Director: F. Khitruk
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
45.
I Am Twenty (1965)
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Russia's answer to the French New Wave - following three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after military service... (189 mins.)
Director: Marlen Khutsiev
 
46.
Triumph Over Violence (1965 Documentary)
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A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society. (138 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Romm
“ ***** ” - Caltiki05
 
47.
Pokhozhdeniya zubnogo vracha (1965)
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The young dentist Chesnokov has a knack for painlessly removing teeth, much to the dismay of other dentists, who fear unemployment and start to challenge Chesnokov. (82 mins.)
Director: Elem Klimov
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
48.
Qortsili (1965 Short Film)
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A young man keeps meeting the same girl with a violin again and again. Is it his destiny? (21 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
49.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
50.
Wings (1966)
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A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna... (85 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
51.
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
52.
July Rain (1967)
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Lena is about to marry when she finds out her fiance is a bad person. After leaving him, she seeks for a sense in her life through adventures with artists who are also searching their own identity. When raining, she meets Zhenya. (107 mins.)
Director: Marlen Khutsiev
 
53.
Qolga (1967 Short Film)
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A railway controller and his sweetheart live in peace next to the railway tracks. Out of nowhere, an umbrella flies into their life. (20 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
54.
Korotkie vstrechi (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Country girl Nadia moves to the city and becomes a maid in Valya's apartment. Valya, who is a member of the local District Committee... (96 mins.)
Director: K. Muratova
 
55.
Beginning (1967 Documentary)
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Philosophical essay about the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia, its influence on the destiny of the world in the 20th century. (10 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
56.
Viy (1967)
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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him. (77 mins.)
“ **** 1/2
Classic Soviet horror, based upon the homonymous novel by Nikolai Gogol. A fairy-like and folkloristic tale of witchcraft, demons, possession and Russian myths, with a remarkable visionary ending, full of simple but effective special effects. ” - Caltiki05
 
57.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
 
58.
Singing Teacher (1968 Short Film)
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(3 mins.)
Director: Anatoliy Petrov
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
59.
King Lear (1971)
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him... (139 mins.)
 
60.
Solaris (1972)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
61.
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager... (93 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
62.
Hedgehog in the Fog (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs... (11 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
63.
The Mirror (1975)
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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (108 mins.)
“ *** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
64.
The Ascent (1977)
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In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots... (111 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
 
65.
Que Viva Mexico (1979 Documentary)
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Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state. (90 mins.)
 
66.
Stalker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
 
67.
Oblomov (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant... (140 mins.)
 
68.
Tale of Tales (1979 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A reflection of Russian history and memory. Norstein creates a visual emotional response to a changing Russia... (29 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
 
69.
The Mystery of the Third Planet (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
At the end of the 22nd century Alisa Seleznyova, her father Professor Seleznyov and pilot Zeleny go... (48 mins.)
Director: Roman Kachanov
 
70.
Our Century (1983 Documentary)
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A man paves his own way to his own soul through an intellectual quest, tragedies of nations and personal drama... (47 mins.)
Director: A. Peleshian
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
71.
Nostalgia (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through... (125 mins.)
 
72.
Come and See (1985)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (136 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
73.
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms. (135 mins.)
 
74.
Moskovskaya elegiya (1987 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind... (88 mins.)
 
75.
Dark Eyes (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian... (117 mins.)
 
76.
Ashik Kerib (1988)
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Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her... (73 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
77.
Days of Eclipse (1988)
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(139 mins.)
 
78.
The Asthenic Syndrome (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome... (153 mins.)
Director: Kira Muratova
 
79.
Save and Protect (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall... (167 mins.)
 
80.
The Stone (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A caretaker encounters Anton Chekov and spends a lonely night and day in his company. (83 mins.)
 
81.
Papa, umer ded moroz (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A biologist, obsessed with the idea of writing a treatise on a new kind of mouse, becomes witness to a number of bizarre and horrific events... (81 mins.)
Director: Yevgeny Yufit
 
82.
Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh (1995 Documentary)
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(328 mins.)
 
83.
Vostochnaya elegiya (1996 Short Film)
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(43 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
84.
Mother and Son (1997)
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A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The... (73 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
85.
Upyr (1997)
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A Russian town is terrorized by a monstrous vampire, named Upyr. Upyr turns everyone into a slave, then kills... (72 mins.)
 
86.
Pro urodov i lyudey (1998)
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Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves. (93 mins.)
 
87.
Moloch (1999)
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In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics. (108 mins.)
 
88.
The Old Man and the Sea (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. (20 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
89.
Elegy of a Voyage (2001 Documentary)
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From a misty night into the dark exposition rooms of a museum to ponder philosophically at paintings by 'Pieter Jansz Saenredam'... (48 mins.)
 
90.
Taurus (2001)
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Joseph Stalin (Sergei Razhuk) visits ailing Russian leader Vladimir Lenin (Leonid Mozgovoy) in 1923. (104 mins.)
 
91.
Russian Ark (2002)
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A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years. (99 mins.)
“ *****
This sort of bizarre "documentary" about the St. Petersburg's Hermitage is a magnificent tribute to European Art. An oneiric and aesthetic travel through Russian history and culture, where past and present melt together. In a single take that lasts 90 minutes, camera moves through the sumptuous corridors and the vast halls of the Museum. While visitors are contemplating the works of Raffaello, Rembrandt, Canova, Van Dick and Tintoretto, historical characters continually appear and disappear from the scene.
A "difficult" but surprising and hypnotizing film, with a beautiful metaphoric ending. ” - Caltiki05
 
92.
The Cuckoo (2002)
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The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end. (99 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
93.
Father and Son (2003)
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A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world... (97 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
94.
The Return (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
“ **** ” - Caltiki05
 
95.
The Diary of St. Petersburg: Mozart. Requiem (2004 Documentary)
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(70 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Caltiki05
 
96.
The Sun (2005)
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Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch and Taurus, focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival. (110 mins.)
“ **** 1/2 ” - Caltiki05
 
97.
Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya. (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A documentary about the famous musician Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife, Galina Vishnevskaya. (101 mins.)
 
98.
Gadkie lebedi (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A father travels with a UN envoy to the isolated town of Tashlinsk in search of his daughter, who has... (105 mins.)
 
99.
My Love (2006 Short Film)
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(26 mins.)
 
100.
The Island (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. (112 mins.)
Director: Pavel Lungin