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.
Martin H. Booda <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
While in Russia, Tom Hulce
met with Alexander Ganshin (upon whose life the film was based) to better learn what it was like to work for Stalin. See more
Ivan refers to German troops being so many miles from Moscow, but both Germany and Russia measure distances in kilometres. See more
Who do you love more, me or Comrade Stalin?
Comrade Stalin, of course!