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A Slave of Love (1976)

Raba lyubvi (original title)
Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the ... See full summary »

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Elena Solovey ...
Olga Nikolayevna Voznesenskaya
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Victor Pototsky (as Rodion Nakhapetov)
Aleksandr Kalyagin ...
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Oleg Basilashvili ...
Yuzhakov
Konstantin Grigorev ...
Fedotov
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Yuri Bogatyryov ...
Maksakov
Mikhail Chigaryov
Vitaliy Komissarov ...
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Lyubov Andreevna
Nikolai Pastukhov ...
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Evgeniy Steblov
Inna Ulyanova
Vadim Vilskiy
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Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she spends time every day with Victor Pototsky, the film's cameraman. Gradually, it comes to light that Victor uses his job as a cover for filming White atrocities and Red heroism: he's a Bolshevik. He asks her for help, and she discovers meaning in her otherwise flighty and self-centered life. Love blooms. Will the Red forces arrive in time to save them from a suspicious White military leader? Will she find courage? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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27 September 1976 (Soviet Union)  »

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18 September 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Well-acted, nicely photographed, believable, this near-melodrama is remarkable for its comparatively realistic portrayal of character and personality on each side in the Russian Civil War (which immediately followed the second Russian Revolution, Lenin's Bolshevik take-over in the Autumn of 1917). See it, though, not so much for a surprising insight into crumbling Soviet ideology in 1976 (so early!) as for a very human, very touching love story.


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