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Siberiade (1979)
"Sibiriada" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  16 May 1980 (Finland)
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of ... See full summary »

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Aleksei Ustyuzhanin
Vitali Solomin ...
Nikolai Ustyuzhanin
Sergey Shakurov ...
Spiridon Solomin
Natalya Andreychenko ...
Anastasia Solomina
Lyudmila Gurchenko ...
Older Taya Solomina
Vladimir Samoylov ...
Afanasi Ustyuzhanin
Yevgeni Perov ...
Yerofei Solomin
Mikhail Kononov ...
Rodion Klimentov
Konstantin Grigorev ...
Geologist Guryev
Nikolai Skorobogatov ...
Yermolai
Pavel Kadochnikov ...
Eternal Grandfather
Elena Koreneva ...
Younger Taya Solomina
Dmitriy Buzylyov-Kretso ...
Mitya (as Dmitriy Buzylyov)
Evgeniy Leonov-Gladyshev ...
Alesha Ustyuzhanin (as Yevgeni Leonov)
Ivan Dmitriev ...
Blinov
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The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the 'black treasure' of Siberia. Written by Konstantin Dlutskii <ked@falcon.cc.ukans.edu>

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The history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. [Korean DVD.]

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The boom mic is visible for less than a second in the top left corner at roughly 1:29:11, when Alexei is talking to the elder grandfather, and the grandfather stands up and begins chanting at him. See more »

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How much I miss the 4 and a half hour version of "Siberiade"
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was young film student in 1979 when the Union of the Soviet Filmmakers came to Sofia Bulgaria and premiered Konchalovsky's "Siberiade"; Tarkosvky's "Stalker" and Danelia'a "Autumn marathon". I was stunned by the cosmopolitan dimension of the art form. Then and only then, I saw "Siberiade" 4 and 1/2 hours epic and was speechless. Way better then Bertolucci's "1900". By far!

Hope Andron will somehow get to the negative and make "director's restored version full lenght " someday! On DVD of course! Also I fiercely fought in defense of this Cinema against most of my colleagues who were equating Soviet film with bad taste! Time is on my side.


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