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Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)

The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »
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The Professor
Iosif Ryklin
Viktor Mikhaylov
Aleksandr Sabinin
Nora Gryakalova
Vera Mayorova
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky
Svetlana Smirnova
Nikolai Alkanov
Vadim Lobanov
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The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit still sees somewhere the dim light of a new and better future. The next generation starts the walk towards a new life. Written by Jens Bertheau <bertheau@mi-lab.fh-furtwangen.de>

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September 1986 (Soviet Union)  »

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Cartas de un hombre muerto  »

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The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about atomic bombs and nuclear warfare which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome (1979). The films included Silkwood (1983), Testament (1983), Threads (1984), WarGames (1983), The Day After (1983), The Atomic Cafe (1982), The Manhattan Project (1986), Whoops Apocalypse (1982), Special Bulletin (1983), Ground Zero (1987), Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen (1983)), Rules of Engagement (1989), When the Wind Blows (1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) and The Chain Reaction (1980). See more »

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Unknown: We should acknowledge the fact that the whole history of mankind is a story of a slow suicide commited by a living matter that by sheer accident acquired the abilty to think, but that did not know what to do with this fateful capacity. Full stop.
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Haunting, undeservedly underrated masterpiece
23 March 2007 | by (houston texas USA) – See all my reviews

The story takes place in an eastern European country(no reference is made to what country) after a nuclear war. A military regime has been imposed, there is no reference weather this is a local regime or an occupation. The soldiers tend to carry western weapons like AR pattern rifles and HK G3. The main character lives with coworkers under the university buildings where they once worked , all characters have a type of confession to tell relating to the catastrophe. Decay is everywhere but there is also irony in the decay and destruction, such as the scene in the library that is half covered in water with pages upon pages floating on this evil soup of corpses and texts that the main character ,as a true scholar, goes to a semi submerged desk to study a book. Just like "Threads" this is the only other movie that truly shows how final a nuclear apocalypse would be.


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