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

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

Quotes

Kamenev: We were promised our lives.
Beria: Comrade Stalin has revoked his promise.
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Connections

Features The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Great biography on Stalin's life
8 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a great fan of biography films, but Stalin is an exception. This film was fantastic when I first watched it in History class. This film basically showcases the important aspects of the life the Russian leader Joseph Stalin. From his early political career to the rise of the Soviet Union and eventually the Moscow Show Trials, the Great Purges and the last stages of his life, told through the eyes of his daughter. Stalin features a powerful and riveting performance by Robert Duvall, as well as similarly great performances from the supporting actors including Maximillian Schell and Julia Ormond. The music by Stanislas Syrewicz is epic and suits the film very well. The screenplay is very gripping and well-written. The cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond is wonderful as well as the atmosphere. Also look out for Kevin McNally in an small role before he played Gibbs in Pirates of the Caribbean. Overall, Stalin is must-watch film for those interested in biographies, historical figures and well, good movies.


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