The Best of Soviet Union/Russian Cinema

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1.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
 
2.
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life... (92 mins.)
Director: Leonid Bykov
 
3.
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
 
4.
Strike (1925)
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A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in pre-revolutionary Russia. (82 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
Earth (1930)
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming. (75 mins.)
 
7.
Watch Out for the Automobile (1966)
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The hero of the film is an insurance agent who is also a car thief. He steals cars only from various crooks and never from the good people... (94 mins.)
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Twelve Chairs (1971)
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A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him... (161 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
11.
Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)
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In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad... (104 mins.)
 
12.
Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)
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In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to the Caucasus in search of native legends and folklore... (82 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
13.
Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)
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The movie consists of 3 short movies, each about Shurik - a nerdy student.. 1. "Naparnik" ("Partner")... (95 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
14.
The Diamond Arm (1969)
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Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is... (100 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
15.
Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke (1948)
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Alexey Meresyev was a fighter pilot during the war. One day he was shot down by Nazis, and because of... (96 mins.)
 
16.
Bootleggers (1962 Short Film)
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Two stories, both about three stupid guys who get screwed by their dog. (28 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
17.
Love and Lies (1981)
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A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately... (90 mins.)
Director: Ilya Frez
 
18.
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
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Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager... (93 mins.)
Director: Leonid Gayday
 
19.
White Sun of the Desert (1970)
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At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader. (84 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Motyl
 
20.
Hedgehog in the Fog (1975 Short Film)
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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
 
21.
The Shooting Party (1978)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Emil Loteanu
 
22.
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
 
23.
Metel (1965)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Basov
 
24.
Bobik v gostyakh u Barbosa (1977 Short Film)
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Two dogs, one stray the other well-off, become friends. (9 mins.)
Director: V. Popov
 
25.
Bastards (2006)
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A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious... (97 mins.)
 
26.
Admiral (2008)
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The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution. (124 mins.)
Director: Andrey Kravchuk
 
27.
Listening To The Silence (2007)
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Listen to the silence is the title. A young woman-Nastya- arrives in Moscow to study at the Conservatory... (100 mins.)
 
28.
My iz budushchego (2008)
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My iz budushchego, or We Are from the Future, is a movie about time travel. Four 21st century treasure... (110 mins.)
Director: Andrey Malyukov
 
29.
Pervyy posle Boga (2005)
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The film is based on the true story of Captain Marinesku and set in 1944 during WWII at the Russian Navy Base... (99 mins.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
The Lady with the Dog (1960)
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In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog... (83 mins.)
Director: Iosif Kheifits
 
32.
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.)
 
34.
Junior and Karlson (1968 Short Film)
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A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh... (19 mins.)
Director: B. Stepantsev
 
35.
Siberia, Monamour (2011)
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Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia... (102 mins.)
Director: Slava Ross
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
Zavtra (2012 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Andrei Gryazev
 
38.
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions... (150 mins.)
 
39.
Love and Doves (1985)
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Injured on the job Vasily Kuzyakin gets a ticket to the resort. There he meets femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, and once under the charm, moves to live with her. Unfortunately, a new life is not all that sweet as dreamed hapless Vasily. (107 mins.)
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Letter Never Sent (1960)
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia. (97 mins.)