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At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974)
"Svoy sredi chuzhikh, chuzhoy sredi svoikh" (original title)

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Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia


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Credited cast:
Yuri Bogatyryov ...
Yegor Shilov, chekist
Alexandr Brylov, yesaul
Sergey Shakurov ...
Andrey Zabelin, chief financial officer
Aleksandr Kalyagin ...
Vanyukin, railway station officer
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ...
Lemke, rittmeister
Nikolai Pastukhov ...
Stepan Lipyagin, chekist
Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov ...
Nikolay Kungurov, Cheka chairman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Adabashyan
Aleksandr Borisov
Mikhail Chigaryov
G. Dovezhko
S. Frolov
Boris Galkin
A. Geller
Aleksandr Gradskiy ...
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Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia

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Mosfilm gave the production crew exactly 5400 m of color Kodak stock for the whole movie, therefore parts of the movie and some demanding sequences, like the train robbery, had to be filmed on cheaper black and white stock. See more »


Referenced in Prozhektorperiskhilton: Nikita Mikhalkov (2010) See more »

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Good if you ignore the history and politics
11 March 2010 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I'm very fond of this film, albeit with some misgivings about its one sided version of history (see later). It is basically a film about a group of friends who have just been demobbed from the Russian Civil War, and who are trying to get themselves back into civilian life, when one of them is framed for a gold robbery, and has to fight to prove his innocence.

Like many Soviet films of the time, it switches from colour to black and white at the drop of a hat, but in this film that works quite well. The music has a cheesy 1970s charm to it, and it reminds me of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in a positive way. In fact, this film reminds me of "Butch Cassidy" in more ways than one. They both have the same feeling of sad nostalgia to them, and friendship.

I count myself lucky to have seen it in the cinema, since it is hardly ever shown in this part of the world. The action sequences are excellent, with the exception of the assault on the bandits' camp, which we don't see at all.

Of course, the one thing I am uncomfortable with is the revision of history in the film and the political aspects. At times, the film lards you with Communist propaganda, and completely ignores the fact that the famines in the Soviet Union at the time were partly because of the government. The Cheka is presented as an entirely benevolent force (we know from the Soviets' own records that it was often brutal and barbaric, and arrested innocent people.). There is a bit of stereotyping in the film as well - one of the Muslim characters is portrayed as a complete idiot.

However, if you're willing NOT to let that get in the way, it is a brilliant film. If you get hold of the DVD, I recommend watching it with English subtitles, rather than with the English dubbing (I have watched both versions), because that version is much better.

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