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Une exécution ordinaire (2010)

Moscow, 1952. Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles.

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Anna
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Vassilli
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Le concierge
Tom Novembre ...
Le directeur de l'hôpital
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Le chef de service
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...
Anne Benoît ...
Alexandra, la mère d'Anna
Marie Payen ...
Patiente Anna 1
Amandine Dewasmes ...
Patiente Anna 2
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Docteur Gregoriev (as Régis Romélé)
Gilles Ségal ...
Oncle Anton
Vincent Ozanon ...
Milicien 1
Horatiu Bob ...
Militien 2
Denis Falgoux ...
Secrétaire Kremlin
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Moscow, 1952. Anna is a doctor, Vassilli serves in a local administration. Life is grim but they find solace in unconditional love. One day Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles. Written by leifeng_2003

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3 February 2010 (France)  »

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An Ordinary Execution  »

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€8,483,818 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the first scene in the cinema, Stalin is watching The Spoilers (1942). In the second scene in the cinema, all that is seen is the final shot of a film - a title card with the words, "The End" superimposed on a map of Alaska. This would appear to be from "The Spoilers" as this film is set in Alaska. So, with either Stalin was watching same film again or the film-makers twice used clips from the one film to give the impression that he watched many American films. See more »

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Anna is taken to her appointments with Stalin in Volga GAZ-21 cars. These cars didn't exist in 1952-1953. In 1953, at the time of Stalin's death, the car was still in the early prototype stage. Serial production began only in 1956-1957. See more »

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Features The Spoilers (1942) See more »

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Russian National Anthem
Written by Sergey Mikhalkov (as S. Mikhalkova) , Aleksandr Aleksandrov (as A. Alexandrov) and Gabriel Ureklyan (as G. Reghistan)
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7 August 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is a nice film. for its image, acting, intentions of writer/director. but it is a product for Westestn public. that is only sin. it is necessary to present the tragedies of East Europe and the long pain of Soviet space. but , in same measure, it is not easy to create the perfect image of system. the film has not chance to convince. and the cause , I supposed, it is the distance between director and the story. it sounds strange but the team does a good work. an admirable, touching reconstruction of an universe. the basis is a real case. but it is not enough. a special ingredient is missing. maybe, only for Eastern viewer who knows little more than the clear , honest testimony of this movie.


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