MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 685,775 this week

Ya sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili Opyt dokumentalnoy mifologii (1990)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 35 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 450 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1609 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ya sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili Opyt dokumentalnoy mifologii (1990)

Ya sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili Opyt dokumentalnoy mifologii (1990) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ussr | stalin | bolshevik | bodyguard | See All (4) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1990 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

I Was Stalin's Bodyguard  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How strange Stalin could seem when you got to know him.
16 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Most people probably - or hopefully - know that Joseph Stalin murdered almost 20 million of his own citizens. Thus it's hard to view him as having any humanity. Here in "Ya sluzhil v okhrane Stalina, ili Opyt dokumentalnoy mifologii" (called "I Was Stalin's Bodyguard" in English), we get to meet one of the brutal dictator's confidants. Through this man's stories, Big Joe sounds almost like any other person, not the type whom you'd expect to commit genocide. But also, we get to see how the Soviet Union under Stalin became very much like Nazi Germany: the children going into training to learn how to be "good citizens", and the airplanes flying in formation to spell out "Stalinu slava" ("Glory to Stalin"). They had so many resources and they used the resources for these purposes.

Probably the main thing to derive from this is that the USSR never really had communism: under communism, the people own everything; in the Soviet Union, the state owned everything and the people owned nothing (some revolution!). But no matter how we look at it, I would certainly recommend this documentary as an insight into history.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page