This film derives from A. Galych's play, "Matrosskaya Tishina," "Papa" tells a story of a Jewish father who dreams of seeing his son perform on stage in front of huge audiences, dreams of ...
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During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.
During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.
It is August 1941. With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide: the territory is occupied by the enemy. The... See full summary »
In Soviet Union in 1936, a shadow of Stalin's repressions lie on a famous revolution hero. An accusations of being him a foreign spy are nonsense, and all known that, but a slow process of his life's downfall is already running.
This film derives from A. Galych's play, "Matrosskaya Tishina," "Papa" tells a story of a Jewish father who dreams of seeing his son perform on stage in front of huge audiences, dreams of seeing him as the greatest violinist of his time. To achieve this goal, he teaches his son Dodik how to play the violin from an early age. When Dodik grows up he leaves the small town he and his father lived in to study in the Moscow Conservatory, leaving his past behind. But one day he has to choose either to lose his father or everything he has achieved.Written by
an old play. extraordinary acting. a story in frame of a gloomy period. surely, Papa is one of films who must see. for its force and grace. for its special beauty - reflection of emotions and fights, for extraordinary images and for music. it is Vladimir Mashkov movie and you feel that, scene by scene, more deeply. a film about dreams, choices and happiness. a Russian story extraordinary not only for itself but for the link between characters, past of original play, for the emotions as paintings in sand. and for something who has not place in the words body. maybe, it is far to be original. but it can be a form of revelation/wake-up for a part of its public. because, it is a Russian film. but its message is universal.
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