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The Inner Circle (1991)

 -  Drama  -  25 December 1991 (USA)
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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

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Aleksandr Zbruev ...
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ...
Bess Meyer ...
Katya (16 years)
Mariya Baranova ...
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Irina Kupchenko ...
Vladimir Kuleshov ...
Vsevolod Larionov ...
Alexander Filippenko ...
Major Khitrov (as Aleksandr Filippenko)
Evdokiya Germanova ...
Lyubov Matyushina ...
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Mariya Vinogradova ...
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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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25 December 1991 (USA)  »

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$583,979 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie premiered in the United States on December 25, 1991 - one day before the Soviet Union dissolved and became the Russian Federation. See more »

Goofs

The moment than Ivan Sunchin has a meeting with his NKVD (KGB) superiors in Moscow's "Revolutionary Square" Metro Station. Just before coming in to his superior bunker office, he is strolling along the station. The plan of Arbatsko - Pokrovskaya line is visible on a wall of the station . The plan consist of five or six transfers to other lines of the Moscow metro, which was current for Moscow metro circa early 1990s, not 1940s than movie plot set. In early 1940s Arbatsko - Pokrovskaya line had only two transfers to other lines, and metro plan looked different. See more »

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Stalin: I know everything about everything.
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Fascinating
20 March 2005 | by (South Florida) – See all my reviews

As an armchair historian who's read dozens of book on Stalin and the Soviet Union under his control, I was fascinated by this movie. A great cast helps underscore the paranoia, backstabbing, and fear of the Stalinist system as seen through the eyes of a small-time player who's been thrust into a very dangerous circle.

Hulce is terrific as the simple, hard-working Soviet citizen who wants nothing more than to believe in the system that dominates his life, yet he knows it's a system riddled with traps and monsters. Hoskins is equally good as the real-life monster Beria - Stalin's chief of state security and main hatchet-man.

A highly underrated movie.


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