MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,615 this week

Perestroika (I) (2009)

 -  Drama  -  20 March 2009 (USA)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 10 critic

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 520 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 138 titles
created 06 Dec 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 6455 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Perestroika" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Perestroika (2009)

Perestroika (2009) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Perestroika.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Noise (2004)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).

Director: Tony Spiridakis
Stars: Julia Barnett, Trish Goff, Ted Bardy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned, blood-and-guts narrative, filled with earthly humor and a wealth of colorful ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Rupert Everett, Delphine Forest, F. Murray Abraham
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so. He writes and lectures to a few students at a Roman ... See full summary »

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Jane March, Jordi Mollà
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cook
Stars: Jason Behr, Sarah Wynter, Dominic Monaghan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman forces a man to move forward with his life after his wife dumps him.

Director: Adrienne Shelly
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Reg Rogers, Pamela Gray
Sword of War (2009)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Raz Degan, F. Murray Abraham
Stalin's Wife (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Slava Tsukerman
Stars: Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Mik Cribben, Susan Doukas
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Stars: Andrea Iaia, Anna Valle, Paolo Seganti
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Elderly Italian who immigrated to Canada after killing a famous soccer player in a car accident must pay off his gambling debts by agreeing to become a human prey in a deadly manhunt organized by his debtees.

Director: Giancarlo Giannini
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham, Silvia De Santis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A family of wine makers attempts to recreate "Rubro", the unique wine their family used to make based on their own secret recipe, and become successful again.

Director: Ilaria Borrelli
Stars: Galatea Ranzi, F. Murray Abraham, Enrico Lo Verso
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man who grew up an orphan finally gets to meet his father: The psychopath Dr. Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz surgeon who performed genetic experiments on concentration camp refugees during WWII.

Director: Egidio Eronico
Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Charlton Heston, F. Murray Abraham
Perestroika III (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Sarah Turner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sasha
...
Helen
...
Prof. Gross
Oksana Stashenko ...
Natasha
...
Jill
...
Elena (as Maria Andreeva)
Andrey Sergeev ...
Krimsky
Valeriy Afanasev ...
Listov (as Valeriy Afanassiev)
Anatoliy Goryachev ...
Kostya Ryumin
Aleksandr Pozharov ...
Tolik
Stanislav Belyaev ...
Sasha Age 17
Viktor Cherepanov ...
Head of Film Studio
Mikhail Rayvicher ...
Sasha as a Schoolboy
Stepan Lapshin ...
Listov as a Schoolboy
Viktor Udochkin ...
University Dean
Edit

Storyline

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the first time to confront colleagues, and unanswered personal questions. As Russia undergoes perestroika, public and private lives are radically re-assessed and Sasha sees the social and sexual upheavals as a crisis of civilization, and a reflection of his own obsessive studies into the nature of the Universe itself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,532 (USA) (20 March 2009)

Gross:

$21,684 (USA) (24 April 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Freedom
Music by Aleksandr Zhurvin
Lyrics by Slava Tsukerman
Performed by Andrey Gorin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a shame!
18 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie presents a storyline that should have been far more interesting. And the first 20 or so minutes are interesting but then it just falls flat on it's face and becomes dull dull dull.

The director threw too many parallels into the mix. There is the symbolism with physics, political issues, religion, sex, family, etc.! And all that is what Sasha Greenberg drags himself through to come to the conclusion "you can't go back because everything is in constant change" or something like that.

Boring at best, is all I can say. And too much use of green screen setting to make it look like other places. It just made the movie look cheap. Plus their 'writers budget' must have been very little!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone? projectcyclops
Discuss Perestroika (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?