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  June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It’s a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are Read More


  Lyubov Orlova plays an American circus artist who, after giving birth to a black baby (played by James Lloydovich Patterson), immediately becomes a victim of racism and is forced Read More


  Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than Read More

Anna Karenina

  In 1874, in the Imperial Russia, the aristocratic Anna Karenina travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had had a Read More

Anna Karenina

  Anna Karenina is a young and elegant wife of Alexei Karenin, a wealthy nobleman twenty years her senior. She is unhappy and lives only for their son, Seriozha. During Read More

The Dawns Here Are Quiet

  Set in Russia, in 1941, during the Second World War. The Red Army Sergeant Vaskov is stationed at a remote artillery post. Vaskov is in charge of five young Read More

Doctor Zhivago

  A Russian doctor is torn between his love for two women while social changes throw his world into turmoil. Having witnessed his father’s suicide as a young boy, Yuri Read More

The Brothers Karamazov

  Three brothers, one spiritual and living at a monastary, one a gambler, and one an intellectual, work out their problems in 19th century Russia.

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

  Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin is a 1981 Soviet film by Elem Klimov.  It details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise Read More

The Burglar

  13-year-old Semyon is stuck in between of lifestyles of his father, who has a drinking problem, and nonconformity of his older brother, rock musician.