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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 ...
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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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Painful!!!
7 September 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is one of the films I most regret having set my interest on to decide to watch it. Four and a half hours of a story running through several generations of a small Siberian village, which just can't be less interesting, moving and appealing no matter the point of view you want to look at it: epic, sentimental, historical, or all at once, which seems to have been the pretension of the director, failing completely and pitifully in his vain attempt. A loose thread of familiar and personal stories intermingled with historical events which are unable during more than four painful hours to drag your attention into them just for five minutes. Not a single character is developed in a way that you can feel any emotion or at least some interest in his/her whereabouts. But there is some epic in the film: the number of senseless, histrionic scenes which make you plead "please stop this once and for all!!!".

The reason why I watched this film was that other film by director Konchalovsky is actually among my all time favorites: Runaway Train. After having watched Sibiriada now I wonder if they are the same person or I mixed up names or something.


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