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The Inner Circle (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 1991 (USA)
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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ivan Sanshin
... Anastasia
... Beria
... Stalin
... Prof. Bartnev
... Katya (16 years)
Mariya Baranova ... Katya (10 years)
... Directress
Vladimir Kuleshov ... Colonel Schelkasov
Vsevolod Larionov ... General Rumiantsev
... Major Khitrov
... Governess
Lyubov Matyushina ... Sonia Gubelman
Aleksandr Garin ... Vasily Morda
... Fedosia
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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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$583,979
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The movie premiered in the United States on December 25, 1991 - one day before the Soviet Union dissolved and became the Russian Federation. See more »

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The movie covers the years 1939 to Stalin's death in 1953. However, it constantly refers to the KGB, an organization that did not come into existence until 1954. Until then the USSR security service was known by a variety of names, most notably the NKVD (Narodny Komisariat Vnutrennykh Del or People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs) between 1934 and 1943. It is this organization that Ivan would have joined in 1939. However, the sign on the NKVD headquarters in the film does read "NKVD" not "KGB". This refers only to foreign versions of movie, because in russian version names are correct. "NKVD" is used in early scenes and "MGB" in '50s. See more »

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Beria: You will not drink to Comrade Stalin?
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Even an Act of Love could be an act of treason in Stallin's RUSSIA
5 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

To The Actors & Actress and Writers & Director of The INNER CIRCLE go my heartiest congratulations To these People belong the rare distinction of having made the greatest Movie of Joseph Stallin's RUSSIA.A Movie unparalled in the Modern Film & Stage industry.This Magnificent Achievement was Made possible by their Spirit,Courage,Unselfish Cooperation,and loyalty to their Trade.Their Movie Should be an inspiration to the Actors & Actress that will fill their Places in future Years in the Film & Stage Industry.

Stephen Hudson


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