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

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After the general Soviet gulag amnesty of 1953 former political inmates Sergei and Nikolai arrive in a remote Siberian village where 8 pardoned common criminals terrorize the inhabitants.



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Credited cast:
Valeriy Priyomykhov ...
Sergei Basargin, 'Luzga'
Anatoliy Papanov ...
Nikolai Starobogatov, 'Kopalych'
Viktor Stepanov ...
Nina Usatova ...
Lida, Shura's Mother
Zoya Buryak ...
Yuriy Kuznetsov ...
Vladimir Kashpur ...
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 ...
Aleksei Kolesnik ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrey Dudarenko ...
Mikhalych (as A. Dudarenko)
D. Karpova


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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June 1988 (Soviet Union)  »

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the last movie of our hero PAPANOV
3 May 2004 | by (Stuggy Down Bronxx, Germany) – See all my reviews

The movie is not bad, its a good movie which I give 7 points of 10. I must say that the movie is not from 1988, its from 1987. It was the last film of anatolij papanov, while the recording of this movie he died.Papanov is getting big in movie-business since the movie briljantnaja ruka(1969), he played there a criminal man with a special humor personality, It will even nowadays make a parody of his charakter by people like the music group'Krasnaya Plesen'. But 'holodnoje leto 53-go' shows that in the early days it was sometimes so that the real criminals, which killed and stealed people get out and people who were not criminals and made not much wrong had to working as a prisoner.


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