The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »
The main hero is an enthusiastic, kind-hearted and somewhat confused schoolboy with a love for goldfish. He lives with his family. But their serene lifestyle is somewhat disturbed by the ... See full summary »
In fact, people who then appear around Mitya are all unique, eccentric and the space of the apartment house begins to have an unrealistic character as a miniature of unstable society in the end of Soviet Union.
Alexander, Boris and Vasily are three old friends, who now rarely see each other as they are busy with their professional life. They embark on long-planned voyage on a raft down the Volga ... See full summary »
This has been my favourite one of teen adventure movies ever since I first saw it. As a matter of fact, it is well-remembered and often cited or referenced to by lots of adults in Russia which proves it to be a successful screen version of a captivating book. I wish they could film more of those these days.
The cast are so carefully chosen and are playing so well you never hesitate to believe the characters. The story is a brilliant combination of a through-time adventure, detective and a touching romance much contributed to by a dramatic soundtrack.
The story begins in 1912 and leads as long as to 1944. Boy Sanya, the main character, finds a postman's bag full of letters. Some of the letters appear to have been written by a reportedly dead North explorer to his wife. Further, Sanya finds the family of the explorer and meets his daughter Katya. Together they are to discover a dreadful truth about her father's mission, to fall in love and defend it and to finally find what is left of the mission and thus record the explorer's achievement.
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