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Tak zhit nelzya (1990)

Documentary film about a crisis in Soviet society and causes, which led to this.
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Stanislav Govorukhin ... Commentator
Aleksandr Nevzorov Aleksandr Nevzorov ... Himself - Journalist
Olya Dvoretskaya Olya Dvoretskaya ... Herself - Senior Police Lieutenant
Maximilian Schell ... German Commentator
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Documentary film about a crisis in Soviet society and causes, which led to this.

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Country:

Soviet Union | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

September 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

So kann man nicht leben See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Best film of 1991 according to journal "Soviet Screen". See more »

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Referenced in Pozner: Stanislav Govorukhin (2010) See more »

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Excellent and harrowing view of the twilight of the USSR
24 December 2016 | by bluekennedySee all my reviews

This title was referenced in an article by Peter Hitchens about the end of the ColdWar. The film contains shocking scenes of crime scenes and police procedures in the USSR while comparing these with scenes from the United States and interviews with police in New York. There is a very emotional contrast between a police funeral in the US and in Russia, as well as footage of abandoned soviet work camps,crumbling apartment complexes,and the contrast between the well provisioned stores for Party members and the haggard and frenzied crowds attempting to buy basic provisions at local stores open to the public. The dialog is not subtitled but an English speaker can follow along and receive an unforgettable glimpse into the world of the USSR just as it transitions to glasnost and the Yeltsin era. If you are interested in Russian history don't miss it.


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