Follows three people whose paths cross during a terrible time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer.
The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »
The filming was stopped mid-production, while almost all location shooting was completed due to the argument between the director and production managers. The camera negative was ordered destroyed, and all that survives today is about 30 minutes of rough cut, partly synchronized, and a dozen production photographs. The screenplay was rewritten for what has become Nikita Mikhalkov's "Raba Lubvi" (A Slave of Love). Some costumes and designs were used as well. See more »