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Frontier (1935)

Aerograd (original title)
A Russian outpost in Eastern Siberia comes under threat of attack by the Japanese in this patriotic film from 1935. Aerograd is a new town with a strategically located airfield of vital interest to the government.
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Credited cast:
Stepan Shagaida ...
Stepan Glushak (as Semyon Shagaida)
Sergei Stolyarov ...
Vladimir Slushak
Evgeniya Melnikova
Stepan Shkurat ...
Vasili Khudiakov
G. Tsoi ...
Van-Lin
N. Tabunasov ...
Young Chukcha
L. Kan ...
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I. Kim
Boris Dobronravov ...
Aniky Shavanov
Yelena Maksimova
Vladimir Uralskiy
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A Russian outpost in Eastern Siberia comes under threat of attack by the Japanese in this patriotic film from 1935. Aerograd is a new town with a strategically located airfield of vital interest to the government.

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A Thunderbolt From the Far East!

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sorry, Russia and Japan weren't going to go to war again
15 December 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Aleksandr Dovzhenko's "Aerograd" is the sort of movie that you watch to see how masterful cinematography can be. Where it's lacking is in real plot. Obviously intended as a propaganda piece, it depicts an airfield in the eastern Soviet Union that comes into conflict with the Japanese. The characters come across as cartoonish and it's a predictable movie. It was probably a movie that Stalin wanted them to make. Now that I think of it, I should have spent the whole time riffing the movie like on "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

No, it's not a terrible movie. Just overacted and generally corny. Might be of interest to film buffs, but not to anyone else.


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