Soviet Union (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.3
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 65,551

2. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 123,790 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 85,347

4. Mirror (1975)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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80 Metascore

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 42,251 | Gross: $0.18M

5. Andrei Rublev (1966)

R | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer St. Andrei Rublev.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 49,636 | Gross: $0.10M

6. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 15,908 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During WWII, Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev strikes up a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers while working as a scout behind the German lines.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 33,468

8. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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97 Metascore

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 54,810 | Gross: $0.05M

9. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A surreal biopic of Armenian poet Sayat Nova, depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of images, hailed as revolutionary by Mikhail Vartanov.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 9,832

10. War and Peace (1965)

GP | 422 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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The Russian aristocracy prepares for the French invasion on the eve of 1812.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 6,694 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulyov

Votes: 24,816

12. The Ascent (1977)

111 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova

Votes: 7,429

13. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)

PG | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions. Different careers. And big late love.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Aleksandr Fatyushin

Votes: 11,982 | Gross: $2.50M

14. Viy (1967)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Directors: Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov | Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Nikolay Kutuzov

Votes: 6,438

15. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Mikhail Kaufman, Elizaveta Svilova

Votes: 23,431

16. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)

97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.0
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A timeless Carpathian story - the young Ivan falls in love with the daughter of his father's killer among the Hutsul people of Ukraine.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Ivan Mikolaychuk, Larisa Kadochnikova, Tatyana Bestayeva, Spartak Bagashvili

Votes: 6,433

17. Dead Man's Letters (1986)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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In the aftermath of nuclear holocaust, a group of intellectuals crave to find hope in the pale and colorless new world. Among them, a history teacher tries to contact via letters his missing son.

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Sabinin

Votes: 2,948

18. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Mikhail Nazvanov

Votes: 9,464

19. Letter Never Sent (1960)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylova, Vasiliy Livanov, Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Votes: 3,316

20. Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)

TV-G | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.6
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Three stories about Shurik - a young student. He fights against criminals, falls in love, confuses apartments, passes exams - he lives after all.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Mikhail Pugovkin, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov

Votes: 12,500

21. Rasputin (1981)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Anatoliy Romashin, Velta Line, Alisa Freyndlikh

Votes: 1,458

22. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 9,887

23. The Blue Bird (1976)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.5
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl (Patsy Kensit) and her brother Tyltyl (Todd Lookinland), are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness (Nedezhda Pavlova) by the Fairy... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,052 | Gross: $0.89M

24. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)

TV-13 | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

8.4
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A young student Shurik comes to a remote mountainous region in search of ancient legends and traditions. Fooled by the corrupt local governor, he helps him to kidnap a beautiful young girl, but soon realizes what he's done.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Vladimir Etush, Mher Mkrtchyan

Votes: 11,329

25. Repentance (1984)

PG | 153 min | Drama

8.3
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Varlam, the despotic mayor of a small town, dies. After his funeral, his body is repeatedly unearthed and buried again. Through flashbacks and dreamlike scenes, we witness his rise, power and ambiguities.

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Avtandil Makharadze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Ia Ninidze, Ketevan Abuladze

Votes: 4,179 | Gross: $0.22M

26. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 10,859

27. Crime and Punishment (1970)

221 min | Drama

7.8
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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. He comes to police attention ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kulidzhanov | Stars: Georgiy Taratorkin, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Bedova, Viktoriya Fyodorova

Votes: 1,103

28. The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)

TV-G | 192 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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An incredible story about a man who misplaced the cities and found his love during the one special night - New Year's celebration.

Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Aleksandr Belyavskiy, Barbara Brylska, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 11,461

29. The Diamond Arm (1969)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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An ordinary Soviet citizen accidentally intervenes into a huge operation of international criminal group that trades illegally obtained jewelry.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Andrey Mironov, Anatoliy Papanov

Votes: 13,814

30. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)

TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He would never have known about this, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 15,556

31. The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)

46 min | Drama

7.4
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Igor Fomchenko, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Natalya Arkhangelskaya, Marina Adzhubei

Votes: 5,887

32. Little Vera (1988)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A teenage girl, who has just finished school feels trapped and aimless in her ordinary Russian family, supported by an alcoholic father, in a dull industrial town.

Director: Vasili Pichul | Stars: Natalya Negoda, Andrey Sokolov, Yuriy Nazarov, Lyudmila Zaytseva

Votes: 1,833 | Gross: $1.26M

33. Battle Beyond the Sun (1959)

77 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.

Directors: Mikhail Karyukov, Aleksandr Kozyr, Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Konstantin Bartashevich, Gurgen Tonunts

Votes: 786

34. October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927)

95 min | Drama, History

7.5
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A large-scale view on the events of 1917 in Russia, when the monarchy was overthrown.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Boris Livanov, Nikolay Popov, Vasili Nikandrov, Layaschenko

Votes: 7,358

35. Twelve Chairs (1971)

PG-13 | 159 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Two gentlemen of fortune from the times of Imperial Russia are looking for an uncountable treasure at the dawn of the Soviet Union age.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Archil Gomiashvili, Sergey Filippov, Mikhail Pugovkin, Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova

Votes: 6,125

36. The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.8
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After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimir Vysotskiy, Vladimir Konkin, Sergey Yurskiy, Aleksandr Belyavskiy

Votes: 4,328

37. Oblomov (1980)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.7
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St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov. He sleeps much of the day. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and successful businessman, adds Oblomov to his circle and introduces him to Olga.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Yuriy Bogatyryov, Elena Solovey, Andrei Popov

Votes: 2,154

38. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Votes: 11,871

39. Amphibian Man (1962)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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People living in a seaside town are frightened by reports about an unknown creature in the ocean. Nobody knows what it is, but it's really the son of Doctor Salvator. The doctor performed ... See full summary »

Directors: Vladimir Chebotaryov, Gennadiy Kazanskiy | Stars: Vladimir Korenev, Anastasiya Vertinskaya, Mikhail Kozakov, Nikolai Simonov

Votes: 2,301

40. Visitor of a Museum (1989)

136 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina

Votes: 1,032

41. White Sun of the Desert (1970)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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At the end of the Russian Civil War, Red Army soldier Fyodor Sukhov is ordered to guard the harem of a Caspian Sea guerrilla leader.

Director: Vladimir Motyl | Stars: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekayev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Votes: 6,816

42. Courier (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov | Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili, Inna Churikova

Votes: 3,956

43. I'll Get You! (1969–2017)

10 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.6
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A long-years odyssey of Wolf to catch Hare. Comprehensive changes in the Soviet Union pass in the background.

Stars: Anatoliy Papanov, Klara Rumyanova, Igor Khristenko, Olga Zvereva

Votes: 4,881

44. The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 4,006

45. The Adventures of Buratino (1976 TV Movie)

130 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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Several adventurers - cruel and cunning, virtuous and brave - sets off on a quest for the Golden Key - a metaphor of happiness.

Director: Leonid Nechaev | Stars: Dmitriy Iosifov, Tatyana Protsenko, Roman Stolkarts, Thomas Augustinas

Votes: 1,804

46. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History

7.9
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As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov

Votes: 6,999

47. The Legend of Suram Fortress (1985)

88 min | Drama

7.4
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A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale. A young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.

Directors: Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze | Stars: Veriko Anjaparidze, Tamari Tsitsishvili, Dudukhana Tserodze, Dodo Abashidze

Votes: 1,787

48. The Snow Queen (1957)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

Director: Lev Atamanov | Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Yanina Zheymo, Anna Komolova, Mariya Babanova

Votes: 2,359

49. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.2
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A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 6,732

50. Pirosmani (1969)

85 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Director: Giorgi Shengelaia | Stars: Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Zurab Kapianidze, Teimuraz Beridze

Votes: 1,052


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