An American entertainer and an Estonian woman are torn apart by hate and prejudice.
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Credited cast:
Dan Scott
Deborah Berkowitz
David Bards
Leon Axelrod
Max Kaplan
Elsa Lindepu
Marla Frees ...
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RUssian and German Soldier (voice)


An American entertainer and an Estonian woman are torn apart by hate and prejudice.

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The epic tale of an American trapped behind the Iron Curtain



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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »





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30 March 2001 (Estonia)  »

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The Virtuoso  »

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A beautiful, well-made film
11 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

My name is Irina Ginzburg and I'm professor emeritus at the Undergraduate Department of Film and TV at Queens College. In September I had the great privilege of seeing "Out of the Cold", directed by Sasha Buravsky, at the Montreal Film Festival. All I can say is that it is one of the best, most beautifully realized motion pictures I have seen in a long, long while. The writing, production design, costumes and music are fist rate. But what truly stands out is Sasha Buravsky's masterful direction. A veteran Russian playwright, Mr. Buravsky was able to convey a heartbreaking feel of awe and dread, and using his august sets and the atmosphere of the world gone wrong, he fused art and commerce in such deft, delicate way that all I can say is… "Go west, young man! You'll have a great career in Hollywood!"

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