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Stalin (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  21 November 1992 (USA)
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

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Nadya
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Bukharin (as Jeroen Krabbe)
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Olga
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Sergei
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Daniel Massey ...
András Bálint ...
Zinoviev (as Andras Balint)
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Sergo
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Zina
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Colin Jeavons ...
Yagoda
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Josef Stalin rises from his rejection as being physically unfit in the Czar's army during world War I to undisputed head of the huge Soviet empire of the 1950s. After the success of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 he vies with arch-rival Leon Trotsky for power under the acknowledged leader, Vladimir Lenin. After Lenin's stroke, the merciless Georgian's ruthless methods soon eliminates all rivals and his cruel paranoia and overt sadism help him maintain power by eliminating every possible rival including many former comrades. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The film was premiered in Russia on the 75th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. See more »

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Svetlana Alliluyeva: [as narrator] Nadia thought Stalin was going to change Russia...
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Svetlana Alliluyeva: She was right.
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Features October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928) See more »

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Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Kurt Masur (as Kurt Mazur), Conductor
Courtesy of Teldec Classic International
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
Used as background music for archive footage
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Historical Accuracy
10 November 1998 | by (New London, CT, USA) – See all my reviews

I re-watched this film in order to put faces to the names, as I was studying for a Soviet History midterm. In terms of the film's accuracy, it is largly excellent (from what I have read). However, the tendency of the film to separate the good guys (e.g., Bucharin) from the bad (es.g., Stalin, Beria, Ezhov) is not great historiography, but makes the film easier to digest.

It is hard to know what effect the death of Stalin's wife had on him. Clearly the film needed an overarching plot structure to attempt an explanation of a complex man. Unfortunately, it is impossible to get inside Stalin's head. Duvall's performance is masterful, I think, because he manages to capture the LACK of essence of Stalin. If anything, the man was driven by hatred and little else--a hatred that is difficult to articulate, but which was at least admirably displayed in the film.


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