The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Zinoviev (as Andras Balint)
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Sergo
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Zina
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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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21 November 1992 (USA)  »

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The first American film to be premiered in Moscow. See more »

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Svetlana Alliluyeva: [as narrator] Nadia thought Stalin was going to change Russia...
[ironically]
Svetlana Alliluyeva: She was right.
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Features The Battle of Russia (1943) 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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Accurate, extraordinary acting and excellent direction.
22 February 2008 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

Ivan Passer made a very good job directing this "Docudrama", and everybody actress and actors give us a masterpiece. Those that do not agree shall remember that each one choose the role they want to play... They have the freedom to reject it also, so I must say "Thank you" to all the crew, you were really great. Great casting indeed. There is only one thing that is regrettable, I would like this "mini" much longer, I shall say 9 or 12 hours, maybe more. That will give much more precision in all sense in many many details in the story. And making a review of the sound, light, locations, make up, wardrobe etc. They were very good. I had a very good time seeing this movie. Duval performance is really extraordinary and unforgettable as Stalin, and Julia Ormond (Nadya), M. Schell(Lenin),J. Carter(Sergo), M.Ewan(Khrushchev),C. Jeavons (Yagoda) were most excellent.10/10


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