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Children of the Revolution (1996)

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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

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Joe
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Anna
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Welch
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Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
Ben McIvor ...
Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
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Yuri Nikolayev
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Col Slansky
Barry Langrishe ...
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ... Written by Anonymous

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A red comedy about the ultimate party animals. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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30 April 1997 (USA)  »

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A forradalom gyermekei  »

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$35,227 (USA) (2 May 1997)

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$830,608 (USA) (4 July 1997)
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A newspaper refers to the "LEA" several scenes before Young Joe forms this organization. See more »

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Joan Fraser: This is always how I feared it would happen. The devil doesn't carry a gun, Welch. It carries fast food, cheap appliances and bad television!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Le Chant Des Partisans
Written by T. Atourov (as Atourov), S. Alimov (as Alimov) and A. Alexandrov (as Alexandrov)
Performed by Red Army Choir
Courtesy of 7 Productions Planett
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Unsettling and unsettled
7 February 1999 | by (West Frankfort, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This movie has a promising premise: A near-fanatical pro-communist young woman travels to Moscow and has a dalliance with Stalin (and may have unwittingly killed him!). Upon her return to her native Australia and discovery that she's pregnant, she marries her eager, long-suffering suitor and continues in her work for the party.

The movie appeared to be two in one. The first half was promising, providing decent political satire in the form of black humor. But the second half developed into a dark drama devoid of any humor. In the end, I wasn't sure exactly what was being conveyed.


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