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Zina (1985)

 |  Biography, Drama  |  July 1986 (USA)
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After Stalin's purges, Zinaida Volkova, daughter of Leon Trotsky, is exiled to Berlin. As the Nazis rise to power and WW2 is approaching, she becomes obsessed with Antigone, the protagonist of a famous Greek tragedy, and loses her mind.

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Andre Breton (as George Yiasoumi)
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Walter Adams
Georges Levantis ...
Kharalambos
Philip Madoc ...
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Kronfeld
Leonie Mellinger ...
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Pierre
Tusse Silberg ...
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Zina, the daughter of Leon Trotsky by his first wife, is undergoing freudian analysis in Berlin in the 'thirties. Meanwhile Trotsky is in exile in Prinkipo having been driven from power by Stalin. The Nazis rise to power in Germany and Austria and Zina commits suicide. Written by chris bright <cbright@cix.compulink.co.uk>

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Intriguing blend of politics and psychoanalysis.
26 September 2000 | by (Stony Stratford, England) – See all my reviews

This film is an idiosyncratic and striking meditation on the links between the personal and political realms, between history and the promptings of the individual psyche. Only the surrealists have attempted this kind of synthesis before, albeit in very different terms. The film's impeccable anti-stalinist politics act as a timely corrective to those who believe that socialism died with the collapse of the Berlin wall. If you're interested in socialism, psychoanalysis or political history, this film is essential viewing. You'll never see another film like it!


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