Best of Russian cinema

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1.
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
 
2.
Heart of a Dog (1988 TV Movie)
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Professor Preobrazhensky and his colleague place some human parts into a dog named Sharik. Soon the dog transforms into a human. (136 mins.)
Director: Vladimir Bortko
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
5.
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. (144 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Simple Things (2007)
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A dying actor asks a doctor to help him commit suicide in return for a masterpiece. (110 mins.)
 
9.
Roads to Koktebel (2003)
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A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel... (100 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
The Sacrifice (1986)
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
A zori zdes tikhie (1972)
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During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge. (188 mins.)
 
15.
Fate of a Man (1959)
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The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and... (103 mins.)
 
16.
Autumn Marathon (1979)
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School teacher is cheating on his wife and lies about it. (90 mins.)
 
17.
Oblomov (1980)
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St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant... (140 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
The Red Snowball Tree (1974)
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The story about people who gathered for debauchery. (110 mins.)
 
20.
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
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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 do. And he does it well. (100 mins.)
Director: Aleksey German
 
21.
They Fought for Their Country (1975)
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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the... (137 mins.)
 
22.
King Lear (1971)
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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have... (137 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
 
23.
Family Relations (1982)
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A woman from the countryside comes to the city to visit her only daughter and granddaughter. She is hopelessly lost in this world she does not understand. (98 mins.)
 
24.
Freeze Die Come to Life (1990)
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Two children living in a remote mining town in the distant wastes of Siberia in 1947, survive poverty... (105 mins.)
Director: Vitali Kanevsky