Russian Films

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1.
Letter Never Sent (1960)
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia. (97 mins.)
 
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (142 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
 
3.
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. (142 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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. (95 mins.)
 
6.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
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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.)
 
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Babusya (2003)
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An old Russian grandmother, a product of "old" Russia who took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, sacrificed... (97 mins.)
Director: Lidiya Bobrova
 
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The Barber of Siberia (1998)
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Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental... (180 mins.)
 
10.
Close to Eden (1991)
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The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe... (119 mins.)
 
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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. (107 mins.)
 
12.
The Forty-First (1956)
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer. (88 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
12 (2007)
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Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen adolescent charged with murdering his stepfather. (159 mins.)
 
15.
Goryachiy sneg (1972)
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In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men... (105 mins.)
 
16.
The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
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After the general Soviet gulag amnesty of 1953 former political inmates Sergei and Nikolai arrive in a remote Siberian village where 8 pardoned common criminals terrorize the inhabitants. (101 mins.)
 
17.
Jazzman (1983)
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A music student is expeled from school because he loves jazz, a kind of music that represents the US capitalism... (89 mins.)
 
18.
The Italian (2005)
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Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrey Kravchuk
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
The Banishment (2007)
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A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city. (157 mins.)
 
21.
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.)
 
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The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
 
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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
 
24.
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
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The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206. (126 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
 
25.
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his... (135 mins.)
 
26.
Fortress of War (2010)
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A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. (138 mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Kott
 
27.
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
 
28.
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
 
29.
The Return (2003)
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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.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
Shine, Shine, My Star (1970)
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The story of a young actor during the Civil War years who drives around the countryside giving free performances in order to bring art to the masses. (94 mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Mitta
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
The Girls (1961)
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Tonya has just graduated from the trade school and found a job as a cook in a Siberian village. She is naive but open hearted and kind... (98 mins.)
Director: Yuriy Chulyukin
 
37.
Elena (2011)
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... (109 mins.)