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Children of the Revolution (1996)

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

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Peter Duncan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Joan
Sam Neill ... Nine
F. Murray Abraham ... Stalin
Richard Roxburgh ... Joe
Rachel Griffiths ... Anna
Geoffrey Rush ... Welch
Russell Kiefel Russell Kiefel ... Barry Rogers
John Gaden John Gaden ... Prof. C.W. 'Wilf' Wilke
Ben McIvor ... Joe - 8 Years (as Ben McIver)
Marshall Napier ... Brendan Shaw
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Bernard Shaw
Fiona Press ... Mavis Craig
Alex Menglet Alex Menglet ... Yuri Nikolayev
Rowan Woods Rowan Woods ... Col Slansky
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ... Ted
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Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ... Written by Anonymous

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What do you do when your father is no ordinary Joe? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A forradalom gyermekei See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,227, 4 May 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$830,608, 6 July 1997
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A newspaper refers to the "LEA" several scenes before Young Joe forms this organization. See more »

Quotes

Joan Fraser: All your life you'll here a lot of things about important people and some of them will be true and some of them will not.
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When Your Lover Has Gone
Written by E.A. Swan
EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty. Ltd.
Performed by The Paul Grabowsky Orchestra
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An odd idea, a good movie.
17 April 2004 | by morbelleSee all my reviews

When I saw this film in the TV listings, I thought "could be some good tack." It's much better than that. It starts off almost comedic like, culminating in Stalin singing. Then it enters into the emotional problems Anna has over killing Stalin. The film then focuses on her son Joe, and his problems in finding out he is the son of Stalin, and his gradual descent into Stalinism. The film serves as a warning against Stalinism, about how any abuse of power, no matter the end, is wrong. The interest is held with some superb acting by the cast and the idea of Stalin producing a child and "heir." The movie could use more of an ending, and it does treat itself as being "true" particularly at the end. Having said that this is well worth watching and I recommend it to anyone intrigued by Communism and Stalin.


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