The members of a Soviet cooperative have pooled their money to have a badly needed parking garage built. But it turns out that the garage will have four fewer spaces than planned. In brutal... See full summary »
A young aristocrat, Aleksei Fedyashev, is languishing in his family's country estate, spending his days reading poetry and confessing his love... to a statue. Upon hearing that famous Count... See full summary »
A philosophical and poetic portrait of the famous (or maybe infamous?) Baron Munchhausen. His crazy, yet very merriment, stories, views and behavior is what sets him apart from others. He ... See full summary »
A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ... See full summary »
The series, based on a popular novel of the same name, depicts the exploits of a Russian spy Isaev, working undercover as Standartenfuhrer Stierlitz, in Nazi Germany during 17 days in very ... See full summary »
Civil War theme is not an easy piece to write about, let alone to shoot movie about. That was the very popular novel by a Russian / Soviet writer Alexey Tolstoy, and that was made into a movie in earlier years but not too well, so in 1977 this 13-episode saga was made and wow, what a huge improvement that was! The stellar cast of Soviet cinema's 70's stars shone brightly in this impeccably executed sags about pre- revolution, revolution and Civil War torn Russia. The tale of two sisters and their husbands, being separated by a bloody war, is very serious, decent, touching, deep and sincere. The pace is well calculated, and even long dialogs never bore. The battle scenes are done with a marvelous accuracy, and deep tragic feeling of bloodbath is depicted here with all seriousness. What is very good about this saga is the lack of propaganda clichés - both sides of the war are shown with sympathy, pain, understanding and love. Pity, there are not so many deep movies like this one now.
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