Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for her three daughters. She maintains "open house" or ... See full summary »
A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and ... See full summary »
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in his country house, Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for help to save Sir Henry Baskerville, the only known heir, from the curse that haunts Baskerville family.
The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.
After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a ... See full summary »
A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »
The movie is based on the book. It graphically tells a story of a couple of orphans who grew up in Flemish town at a time of which burnings in a thick dirty air of suspicion, fear and everpresent chance to get caught and tortured and killed with or without reason. The movie is enormously atmospheric, grim and realistic. It emerges the viewer in a cold unhospitable, lonely world of small, frightened, bigoted people, who are ready to tell on anybody else just to get out themselves, of highstanding cruel egoistic rich, and among this - small light sparkles of people who are able to see through the thick smoke of hate and stagnation.
Filmed in a perfectly authentic surroundings, in an old town. In the leading role is Lembit Ulfsak, who later appeared as Paganel in "Searching for captain Grant".
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