Highest Rated Feature Films Released 1993-01-01 to 1993-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Writers: Thomas Keneally, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

2. Manichithrathazhu (1993)

169 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

8.7
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Unexpected happenings occur when the forbidden rooms of an old bungalow which is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a revengeful dancer, is opened.

Writer: Madhu Muttam | Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prasad

3. Mahanadi (1993)

162 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail.

Director: Santhana Bharathi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Poornam Vishwanathan, Mahanadhi Shobana

4. The Earth's Most Beloved Son (1993)

138 min | Drama

8.6
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The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, ... See full summary »

Writers: Serban Marinescu, Marin Preda | Director: Serban Marinescu | Stars: Stefan Iordache, Gheorghe Dinica, Dorel Visan, Maia Morgenstern

5. Devasuram (1993)

187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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The heir to a village elder's family squanders his inheritance and bullies all and sundry.

Writer: Renjith | Director: I.V. Sasi | Stars: Mohanlal, Revathy, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent Vareed Thekkethala

6. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

7. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

Writers: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

8. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Writers: Gerry Conlon, Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

9. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Writers: Pik Wah Lee, Wei Lu | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

10. Mother's Day (1993)

95 min | Comedy

8.1
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A satirical take on the life of a family in a public housing complex in Vienna as they prepare for Mother's Day.

Writers: Peter Berecz, Alfred Dorfer, Roland Düringer, Harald Sicheritz | Director: Harald Sicheritz | Stars: Alfred Dorfer, Reinhard Nowak, Andrea Händler, Eva Billisich

11. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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57 Metascore

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Writers: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

13. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Writers: Ross Thomas, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

14. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.0
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A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Writers: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Agnieszka Holland, Edward Zebrowski, Slawomir Idziak | Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

15. Carlito's Way (1993)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Writers: Edwin Torres, David Koepp | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo

16. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.

Writers: Bob Kane, Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Martin Pasko, Michael Reaves | Directors: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm, Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach

17. Naked (1993)

Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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84 Metascore

Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell

18. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

19. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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A mysterious vagabond sets out on a journey to confront his past. Little does he know he is up against a demonic force of killers, with a ghost from his past as the leader.

Writer: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kevin Seymour | Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Dean Wein, Wendee Lee, Richard Epcar

20. Darr (1993)

178 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?

Writers: Honey Irani, Javed Siddiqui | Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan, Annu Kapoor

21. Three Tickets to Hollywood (1993)

118 min | Comedy

7.9
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The story of three boys who, fascinated with seventh art magic, decide to escape from their remote village straight to Hollywood. In the same time, a local policeman frantically organizes a... See full summary »

Writer: Zeljko Mijanovic | Director: Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic | Stars: Branislav Lecic, Bogdan Diklic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Arneric

22. Gentleman (1993)

155 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Due to a past tragedy , a small business owner by day becomes modern day Robin Hood by night takes from the rich to provide education for the poor.

Writers: Balakumaran, S. Shankar | Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun, Rajan P. Dev, Gautami, Goundamani

23. India (1993)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef Hader, Alfred Dorfer, Paul Harather | Director: Paul Harather | Stars: Josef Hader, Alfred Dorfer, Maria Hofstätter, Roger Murbach

24. Sose halunk meg (1993)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This story has a horse-race fan main character who sells clothes-hangers On one trip, a young, teenager boy relative goes with him. They have a lot of adventures as they become friends. ... See full summary »

Writers: Róbert Koltai, Gábor Nógrádi | Director: Róbert Koltai | Stars: Róbert Koltai, Mihály Szabados, Gábor Máté, Tamás Jordán

25. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.

Writers: David M. Evans, Robert Gunter | Director: David M. Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

26. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Writer: Kevin Jarre | Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

27. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Writer: Peter Hedges | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

28. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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88 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.

Writers: Jeb Stuart, David Twohy, Roy Huggins | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

29. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Writer: Chazz Palminteri | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

30. Baazigar (1993)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Writers: Robin Bhatt, Akash Khurana, Javed Siddiqui | Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rakhee Gulzar, Kajol, Siddharth

31. Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose (1993)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Fiore, an old friend from Mamoru's lonely childhood who couldn't survive on Earth, returns with flowers he promised Mamoru. But, the evil flower Kisenian overpowered Fiore's weak mind and ... See full summary »

Writers: Sukehiro Tomita, Naoko Takeuchi, Lisa Lumby-Richards | Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara | Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Tôru Furuya, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa

32. La estrategia del caracol (1993)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A lot of people live in an ocupated house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being put out, without sucess. But ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Cabrera, Humberto Dorado, Jorge Goldenberg, Ramón Jimeno, Frank Ramírez | Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Delfina Guido, Vicky Hernández

33. Damini - Lightning (1993)

175 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her ... See full summary »

Writers: Sutanu Gupta, Dilip Shukla | Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Meenakshi Sheshadri, Tinnu Anand, Sulabha Arya, Suhas Bhalekar

34. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

35. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

36. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Writers: Michael Shaara, Ron Maxwell | Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

37. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

Writers: Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

38. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Writers: Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ya-Lei Kuei, Sihung Lung

39. Hercules Returns (1993)

82 min | Comedy

7.7
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When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »

Writer: Des Mangan | Director: David Parker | Stars: David Argue, Michael Carman, Mary Coustas, Bruce Spence

40. The Blue Kite (1993)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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On Dry Well Lane in Beijing in 1953, Chen Shujuan and Lin Shaolong marry. A year later their son, nicknamed Tietou (Iron Head), is born. The Party is everywhere: Mao's photograph, ... See full summary »

Writer: Xiao Mao | Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü

41. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Writer: Ebbe Roe Smith | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

42. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Writer: Jane Campion | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

43. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Writers: Amy Tan, Ronald Bass | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

44. Iron Monkey (1993)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

Writers: Tan Cheung, Richard Epcar, Tai-Mok Lau, Elsa Tang, Hark Tsui | Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Sze-Man Tsang

45. King of the Hill (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History

7.6
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86 Metascore

A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.

Writers: A.E. Hotchner, Steven Soderbergh | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Eichhorn, Karen Allen

46. Sonatine (1993)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe, Masanobu Katsumura

47. Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)

Unrated | 113 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.6
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When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

Writer: Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Briony Glassco, Julie Ann Taylor, Toshio Furukawa

48. Flirting Scholar (1993)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.

Writers: Vincent Kok, Lik-Chi Lee, Stephen Shiu | Director: Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Li Gong, Pak-Cheung Chan, Fai-Hung Chan

49. Smoking/No Smoking (1993)

298 min | Comedy

7.6
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In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Ayckbourn, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Anne Dutter, Georges Dutter, Agnès Jaoui | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Peter Hudson

50. Wir können auch anders... (1993)

92 min | Comedy

7.6
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Two brothers both of which can neither read nor write making their way across Germany in order to claim to their inheritance. On their way they meet Viktor, a deserted soldier of the sowjet... See full summary »

Writers: Detlev Buck, Ernst Kahl | Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Joachim Król, Horst Krause, Konstantin Kotljarov, Sophie Rois