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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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Very impressive, but not surprisingly
21 May 2003 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I have seen the film a few days back on a video tape and even though it was hard to swallow it at one take (because of its length and story), I liked it very much. I was impressed first, by the script and then, by the realization of this script. The film takes you on a ride, but that is not an easy, joyful ride; it goes through time and different political regimes and shows the influence of them to ordinary people's lives. What I loved was the inner logic the film followed; logic, which just like logic in life, was rather illogical and confusing at times but in the end, when I thought about it, all the events and twists made sense. It makes no sense though to try to re-tell the story as it spreads in more than 50 years of time. I also liked very much Nikita Mikhalkov's character Aleksei and the way he played it, as some critics would saw, with restless abandon. What I didn't like about it, was that I think he later played characters that remind me of Aleksei in films like "Cruel Romance" (Zhestokij romans, which I actually love) and to some extent in "The Insulted and the Injured" ("Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye"). "Sibiriada" shows, I think, what a great film-maker Andrei Konchalovski was before he went to Hollywood and made forgettable films like "Tango and Cash" and less forgettable like "Runaway train". I would prefer "Kurochka Ryaba" to them...


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