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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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Stepan Shagaida ...
Stepan Glushak (as Semyon Shagaida)
Sergei Stolyarov ...
Vladimir Slushak
Evgeniya Melnikova
Stepan Shkurat ...
Vasili Khudiakov
G. Tsoi ...
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I. Kim
Boris Dobronravov ...
Aniky Shavanov
Yelena Maksimova
Vladimir Uralsky
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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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Stalin's Propaganda
9 June 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

If propaganda is your thing you'll love this movie. Although I succumb to propaganda in really well done movies like I Am Cuba I wasn't sucked in much by Aerograd. Therefore, all I really liked about this pro "manifest destiny" piece for the Soviet Union were the beautiful landscape and airscape vignettes. Russia's Far East sure looks like a place worthy of conquest so I feel the movie is at least somewhat successful in that. If you're a historian you may also be interested to see how the interwar Soviet propaganda machine rails against Japan and other Asian countries in 1935.


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