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USSR, June 1985. Based on actual events. After contact with the Salyut 7 space station is lost, cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh dock with the empty, frozen craft, and bring her back to life.
The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering... See full summary »
27 year old Vitka Chesnok an orphan who dreams about breaking free from his family life. Vitka meets his criminal handicapped father. He decides to take him to a nursing home. He doesn't ... See full summary »
The film is set in the 60s of the 20th century, during the Cold War and the space race between USSR and the United States. Russians plan to send a man into space. Military pilot Pavel ... See full summary »
A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands well-trained soldiers. In 13th-century Mongol warrior hordes and their leader... See full summary »
In developing the script was attended by over 10 writers, among whom were American and French, but in the end the author became a writer Aleksandr Terekhov, is the winner of "Big Book" and "National Bestseller". See more »
An (unfulfilled) fairy tale from Mother Russia history
Yes, he was volatile and shaky, a contrary to his father. Yes, she was a capricious ambitious heart-breaker. And he (yet quite unprepared and not entirely grown-up) is going to be crowned. And he has to get royally married. A vaudeville story, on one side. But, Russian drama unfolds, even through a vaudeville. A character to make historic mistakes, unknowingly leading not only his life, but life of his family, the country, to a tragic end. A 300 years old Russian Empire fairy-tale to end in modern era. Who knows, if Nicholas would abdicate, and marry Mathilde, maybe history will be turned into a completely different direction... Director has brilliantly showed it; done by amazingly good casted characters (quite impressing is the role of Alexander the Third). And, it's a very nicely and colorfully shot movie. To me, it was a Saturday evening well spent - that's just a right story to enjoy on weekend.
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