Widely claimed to be Joseph Stalin's favorite movie, this classic musical comedy is a must-see. The action takes place on a steamboat on the iconic Volga River, as two groups of performers ... See full summary »
This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »
An example of a popular genre in 1930s Soviet film, the musical comedy exalting the economic and social success of Communism, inspired by but in competition with the Hollywood musicals of the same era.
Designed as a successor to "They Met In Moscow", with the same director, star and composer, "Six P. M." (1946 American release title) has two artillery officers meeting an attractive girl ... See full summary »
Based on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem of the same name. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, Ludmila is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. Her ... See full summary »
Great masterpiece, best Peter the First actor I've seen.
In the end of 16th century, when Europe was thriving with trade and explorations, Russia was still backwater country with archaic government system and no hopes in the future. One man was destined to change it all - and the movie tells (only if quite short) about it. Actor who played reformatic Russian tzar, Peter I, does amazing job - its exactly how I imagine myself the emperor, who quite possibly could have looked bit different and had different temperament. Cruel and coldhearted at times and often driven by opposite feelings as well, Peter shown through both movies the way we came to known him. Just to finish this, last time I been to his grave in Peter and Pavel shrine, there were a lot of flowers near it, much more than near any other ones, even the last tzar.
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