MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,037 this week

Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
"Kholodnoe leto pyatdesyat tretego" (original title)

8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 861 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 3 critic

Crime wave in Soviet Russia.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 22 titles
created 24 Oct 2010
 
a list of 24 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)

Cold Summer of 1953 (1988) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cold Summer of 1953.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Cinematographic adaptation of classical Russian play "Dowry-less" by A. Ostrovsky. Noble but poor widow seeks to arrange marriage for her three daughters. She maintains "open house" or ... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two soldiers become best friends during the Civil War in Russia in the 1920's.

Director: Yevgeni Karelov
Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Papanov
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A soldier of the Red Army named Sukhov has been fighting in the Russian Civil War in Russian Asia for many years. Just as he is about to return home to his wife, Sukhov is chosen to guard ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Motyl
Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Oleg Garkusha, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Yuriy Matveev
War | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray
Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov
Home III (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Oleg Pogodin
Stars: Sergey Garmash, Bogdan Stupka, Yekaterina Rednikova
Rodnya (1982)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Nonna Mordyukova, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Yuri Bogatyryov
Taxi Blues (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Pyotr Zaychenko, Vladimir Kashpur
Cargo 200 (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Agniya Kuznetsova, Aleksey Poluyan, Leonid Gromov
The Garage (1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The members of a Soviet cooperative have pooled their money to have a badly needed parking garage built. But it turns out that the garage will have four fewer spaces than planned. In brutal... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Iya Savvina, Svetlana Nemolyaeva
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Oleg Basilashvili, Nikita Mikhalkov
Expiation (2012)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The film 'Expiation' is the story about difficult post-war time. About destiny of the young lieutenant and the young girl, whose love passes through the hardest vital and moral ordeals.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin
Stars: Karina Andolenko, Sergey Dreyden, Natalia Gandzyuk
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Valeriy 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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1988 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

Холодное лето пятьдесят третьего  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
very good film Michael_Laws
Discuss Cold Summer of 1953 (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?