Based on the trilogy of books by Anatoly Rybakov: "Deti Arbata", "Strakh", and "Prach I Pepel". The events circle the 1930's to 1940's. The film leads the viewer into the Kremlin offices, ...
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Based on the trilogy of books by Anatoly Rybakov: "Deti Arbata", "Strakh", and "Prach I Pepel". The events circle the 1930's to 1940's. The film leads the viewer into the Kremlin offices, communal flats, university lecture halls and even into prison cells. The viewer also gets to feel what various aspects of life felt like, including Siberian village life, life in various Russian provinces and the tragic events of the breakout of World War II. The story's heroes are the simple lads and girls of the Moscow Arbat and the high-ranking powers: Stalin and his colleagues, workers, head's of scientific institutions and large contractors. The film lets you feel what life was like for these people, their lives and work and the enormous influence of war on the fate of the people. Written by
Does anyone out there know if the music is available? I know some of it was original compositions, but I think I caught Leonid Utesov as well as a Russian version of what I know as "Blue Moon." Some of the others sound period as well. Would love to have the soundtrack, if such a thing exists.
I admit I couldn't help thinking that many of the main characters lived a lot better - materially - than others during this same period, but it's focusing on the Moscow intelligentsia after all.
Oh, and somebody needs to subtitle this thing so I can watch it with my husband lol!
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