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Swan Lake: The Zone (1990)

Lebedyne ozero. Zona (original title)
This film tells what it was like to live in the USSR with brutal reality. A convict is forced to hide within a model of a hammer and sickle. Here a tragic romance ensues between the convict and woman worker.

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Yuri Ilyenko
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Cast

Cast overview:
Viktor Solovyov ... Man
Lyudmila Yefimenko ... Woman (as Lyudmila Efimenko)
Pylyp Ilyenko Pylyp Ilyenko ... Boy
Mayya Bulgakova ... Old Woman (Morgue Attendant)
Viktor Demertash ... Prison Guard
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This film tells what it was like to live in the USSR with brutal reality. A convict is forced to hide within a model of a hammer and sickle. Here a tragic romance ensues between the convict and woman worker.

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Country:

Soviet Union | Sweden | Canada

Language:

Ukrainian

Release Date:

1990 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Swan Lake: The Zone See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$872, 14 July 1991

Gross USA:

$28,769
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Mono

Color:

Color
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The Reality Of Life In Soviet Era Ukraine.
6 September 2000 | by quietSee all my reviews

This film tells what it was like to live in the USSR with brutal reality.

A convict is forced to hide within a model of a hammer and sickle. Here a tragic romance ensues between the convict and woman worker; which is spoilt by the woman's jealous young son.

The convict is then forced to undergo a tragic bid for freedom which ends with the beauty of swans contrasted with the imprisoned convicts and the hopeful but ultimately tragic wait by the woman for her lover.


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