Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »
Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, ... See full summary »
September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet... See full summary »
(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as... See full summary »
During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »
The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. He is an honest man that is up against an entire system of corrupt bureaucrats. The lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory that is at risk of collapsing during the night are at stake.
You can call "Blokpost" a Russian "Full Metal Jacket." It takes place in the Caucasus, presumably in Chechnya where a platoon of Russian soldiers is sent to a distant checkpoint after an accident in which a civilian has been shot. The film is a drama, but it also carries some comedic touches, which primarily focus on the soldiers' day to day interactions with each other. Otherwise, the platoon is simply trying to survive while dealing with the hostile attitude of the locals, averting an unseen sniper who constantly takes shots at them, and facing the Russian investigation committee. In fact, it seems that the investigation office at times poses more threat to the soldiers than the enemy they are supposed to fight with, especially when the general basically betrays the whole platoon. The film's ending is tragic and somewhat abrupt, which was probably done purposefully in order to heighten the unsettling feel and a bitter aftertaste. Overall, quite a good movie, though far from a masterpiece. However, it's surely worth seeing if you are interested in the subject this movie deals with.
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