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Children of the Revolution (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 April 1997 (USA)
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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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Anna
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Welch
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Barry Rogers
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Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
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Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
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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

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

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

Stalin: Yuri, have you been smoking?
Yuri Nikolayev: No, Comrade Secretary.
Stalin: [sniffs air] Who has been smoking?
Yuri Nikolayev: Punin. Pezyriv. Slepak. Druchin. Yermolinsky.
Stalin: [pats Yuri's back] Good.
Yuri Nikolayev: Askenov.
Stalin: Ah.
Yuri Nikolayev: [turns to leave, continues denouncing people] Troepolski. Ezvekov.
Stalin: Good.
Yuri Nikolayev: [walking away] Yegorov.
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Referenced in Who Is Bernard Tapie? (2001) See more »

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When Your Lover Has Gone
Written by E.A. Swan
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty. Ltd.
Performed by The Paul Grabowsky Orchestra
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LOVE COMRADE
6 August 2003 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This must be one of the most refreshing surprises I saw in a long time! Looks boring but it's ultrahilarious. In documentary style we learn something about Australia's dirty history (well this is a satire so don't check out the net for verification, okay?) We go back in the early fifties at where we find an Australian communist Joan Fraser (Judy davis) who really would give her life for the red star, it goes so far that she can arrange to meet the man Stalin himself (all of course before the public knew of his slaughters) and what Joan never expected...she ends up in bed with Stalin but as the man is walking on his last feet, he dies... Agent Nine (Sam Neil) tells her she's a hero who saved Russia and that same night she also ends up in his bed.... Not knowing what to do Joan returns to Australia finding out that she is pregnant. She doesn't tell her Australian boyfriend who the father of her child is....but the poor b*****d accepts. But soon trouble happens when agent Nine returns to the land of the kangaroos...cos the question is : who is the father? He or Stalin? Things of hilarious things are following and we follow the days of the child Joe welch (Richard Roxburgh). For communist mum he's a perfect child...always to be seen at manifestations against the Vietnamwar but then the nightmare strikes...Joe falls in love with a female cop! Really it's totally hilarious even if the personages always stay sober but it's the kind of script that leaves you not one minute in silence. A perfect film from a rather unknown director, see it!!!!


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