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Cold Summer of 1953 (1987)
"Kholodnoe leto pyatdesyat tretego" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  1987 (Soviet Union)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Valeri Priyomykhov ...
Sergei Basargin, 'Luzga'
Anatoliy Papanov ...
Nikolai Starobogatov, 'Kopalych'
Viktor Stepanov ...
Mankov
Nina Usatova ...
Lida, Shura's Mother
Zoya Buryak ...
Shura
Yuriy Kuznetsov ...
Zotov
Vladimir Kashpur ...
Fadeyich
Sergey Vlasov ...
Vitek (as S. Vlasov)
Boris Plotnikov ...
Starobogatov's Son
Viktor Kosykh ...
Shurup (as V.Kosykh)
Elizaveta Solodova ...
Starobogatov's Wife (as Ye. Solodova)
Vladimir Golovin ...
Baron
Aleksei Kolesnik ...
Kryuk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrey Dudarenko ...
Mikhalych (as A. Dudarenko)
D. Karpova
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In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty thugs in the summer of 1953, and the townspeople, along with a two political prisoners, who try to stop them. Written by Anonymous

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Холодное лето пятьдесят третьего  »

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Humanity survives even in exile
13 July 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Grainy stock gives this film an almost documentary feel and has the additional effect of underscoring the dismal state of the trading outpost at which most of the events take place. _The Cold Summer of 1953_ is more authentic and less hysterical than _Gulag_, although it makes the same points with regards the social standing (or, more accurately, the complete lack of social standing) of political prisoners in postwar Russia. Looked down upon by even the most violent of criminals, the two political exiles still maintain a sense of dignity and, to some extent, honour, in the face of their privations.


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