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 »
Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, ... See full summary »
Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha... See full summary »
Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the ... See full summary »
A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include... See full summary »
After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a ... See full summary »
The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a locksmith who spends his free time, as well as working hours, ... See full summary »
A tragic story of love and loneliness - this is the unknown life of the great Russian writer Ivan Bunin. The confused love story that involved Bunin, his wife Vera, the young poet Galina ... See full summary »
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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