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The Fall of Berlin (1950)
"Padeniye Berlina" (original title)

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Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikheil Gelovani ...
Boris Andreyev ...
Vladimir Savelyev ...
Adolf Hitler (as V. Savelyev)
Marina Kovalyova ...
Natasha Rumanyova Vasilnyeva (as M. Kovalyova)
M. Petrunkin ...
M. Novakova ...
Yuri Timoshenko ...
Kostya Zavchenko (as G. Timoshenko)
A. Urasalyev ...
Nikolay Bogolyubov ...
Factory Superintendent Kumchinsky
Jan Werich ...
Hermann Goering (as Y. Verikh)
Sofiya Giatsintova ...
MRs Ivanov - Alexei's mother (as S. Giatsyntova)
K. Roden ...
Charles Bedston
Boris Tenin ...
Gen. Chujkov
Viktor Lyubimov ...
Captain (as V. Lyubimov)
Viktor Stanitsyn ...
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Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... One day, war indeed breaks out. Bombs fall on the field where Alexei finds himself in the company of the schoolmistress Natacha, his fiancée. Alexei joins the Red Army and soon becomes a sergeant. Fighting rages and German troops advance. Natacha is arrested and deported. But the tide turns decisively with the German defeat at Stalingrad. Now the major offensive against Hitler can begin. Written by Guy Bellinger

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21 January 1950 (Soviet Union)  »

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A classic of its kind
21 February 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the annals of movies that afford rich entertainment in ways totally unintended by their makers, The Fall of Berlin occupies an honoured place.

The story, the vicissitudes of a soldier at the front and his sweetheart in a German forced labour camp, is juxtaposed with sequences of Stalin and Hitler conducting the war.

Stalin, wise, kind and, of course, a supreme military leader is a hoot, but it is Hitler who rivets and enthralls. In scenes overdrawn to the point of parody and beyond, all livid blues and menacing shadows, actor V. Savelyev delivers a performance that should have had him sent to the gulag for upstaging his fellow despot. In his final, hilarious scene, his dog Blondi is despached by a spiked canape delivered by Eva Braun during their wedding breakfast - surely the cinema's finest death scene!

10 out of 10!


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