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Within the Whirlwind (2009)

During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.

Director:

Marleen Gorris

Writers:

Nancy Larson (screenplay), Eugenia Ginzburg (autobiography)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Watson ... Evgenia Ginzburg
Ulrich Tukur ... Dr. Anton Walter
Ian Hart ... Beylin
Benjamin Sadler ... Pavel Aksyonov
Ben Miller ... Krasny
Jimmy Yuill ... Siderov
Pearce Quigley ... Yelvov
Monica Dolan ... Pitkovskaya
Pam Ferris ... Genia's mother
Agata Buzek ... Lena
Lena Stolze ... Greta
Maria Mamona ... Tanya
Beata Fudalej ... Olga
Maria Seweryn ... Zimmermann
Boguslawa Schubert ... Marya
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During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

The film is based on the book "Journey into the Whirlwind", Eugenia Ginzburg's critically acclaimed memoir of the 18 years she spent in prisons and labor camps under Stalin's rule. See more »

Connections

Version of The Voyage Into the Whirlpool Has Begun (1974) See more »

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Letter to Stalin
Performed by Agata Buzek
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Outstanding acting in a powerful movie
18 November 2017 | by artquaSee all my reviews

This movie enthralled me from the beginning. The acting, across the board, is top- notch. Look for Ian Hart as a very different character than he played in the first Harry Potter movie (Professor Quirrell). I can't say enough about the lead characters. If you like learning about history, even the ugly parts, then see this movie. By the way, it is in English.


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Country:

Germany | Poland | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,517
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