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Ashik Kerib

Directed by: Sergei Paradjanov.

Cast: ëIìUriæi Goëiìan

In Azerbaijani and Georgian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The Battleship Potemkin

Directed by: Sergei Eisenstein.

Cast: Alexander Antonov, Grigori Alexandrov, Vladimir Barski, Mikhail Gomorov, A. Levshin, Maxim Strauch.

A partly fictitious account of the mutiny at Odessa, an episode in the 1905 revolution. Silent film with music and Russian and English subtitles. VHS

 

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Brat Brother

Directed by: Alexey Balabanov.

Cast: Sergeæi Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pis§michenko, ëIìUriæi Kuzneëtìsov, Vëiìacheslav Butusov.

With rock music, drugs, guns, and violence in the street, the theme of retribution looks much the same in this film of contemporary Russia as it does in a Clint Eastwood film set in big-city America. In Russian with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The Commissar

Directed by: Alexander Askoldov.

Cast: Nonna Mordyukova, Rolan Bykov.

In this drama set against the Russian Civil War, a tough Red Army commander's military career is disrupted by an unwanted pregnancy. Forced to stay with a poor Jewish family until her child is born, she finds herself transformed by the warmth and compassion of her hosts. She must ultimately decide whether to rejoin her troops or stay with her child. Russian dialogue, English subtitles. VHS

 

 

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The cranes are flying

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatazov.

In Russian with English dialogs. VHS.

 

 

 

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Kindergarten

Directed by: Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Sergej Gusak, Svalna Evstratova, Galina Stachanova.

A semi-autobiographical film about a young boy, adrift in Russia during World War II. In Russian with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Little Vera

Directed by: Vasily Pichul.

Cast: Natalya Negoda.

The controversial, award winning Russian movie about a woman torn between her lover and her bitter parents. Original uncut version in Russian with English subtitles. VHS format.

 

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Oblomov

Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov.

Cast: Oleg Tabakov (Oblomov), Elena Solovei (Olga), Yuri Bogatyrev, Andrei Popov.

A comedic drama about a member of the landed gentry of nineteenth-century Russia whose indolence destroys his life. In Russian with English subtitles.
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October

Directed by: Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Alexandrov

A shorter version of the motion picture was released in the United States with the title: Ten days that shook the world.
Depicts events and circumstances which culminated in the Russian Revolution of October 1917. Describes the Kerensky regime, the European theater of World War I, and discusses the conflicting plans and ambitions of various participants. English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Rasputin

Directed by: Elem Klimov.

Cast: Alexei Petrenko.

In Russian with English subtitles. Videorecording of film produced in 1978.

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Roads to Koktebel

Directed by: Boris Khlebnikov & Aleksei Popogrebskii.

Cast: Igor Chernevich, Gleb Puskepalis, Agirppina Steklova, Alexandr Ilyin, Vladimir Kucherenko, Evgeny Syty.

A father sets off from Moscow with his 11-year-old son for his sister's house in Koktebel by the Black Sea. With no money, nor means of transportation, they drift through the expansive and mesmeric landscapes at the mercy of chance. For the father, the journey is an attempt to restore self-respect and win back the trust of his son. For the boy, the mythic coastal town holds the key to a new life. In Russian with English subtitles. DVD.

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Russian ark

Directed by: Alexander Sokurov.

Cast: Sergei Dreiden, Maria Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy.

Invisible to everyone around him, a modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg back in the early 1700s where he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. The first feature film ever created in a single take. In Russian with English or French subtitles. DVD, widescreen presentation.

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Solaris

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Cast: Donats Banionis, Natalia Bondartchouk.

On the water planet Solaris human space explorers encounter a unique and radical intelligence. Contact between man and this entity stretches the limits of reason and insanity, knowledge and comprehension. Russian dialogue with English subtitles. VHS.

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Stalker

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky.

Cast: Alice Freindlich, Alexsander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko.

"At the center of an outlawed region called The Zone lies a mystical room altered by unnatural forces. Armed guards are the first in a series of lethal obstructions that prevent outsiders from reaching the place where fantastic powers can fulfill man's greatest desires. Only the Stalker can lead a scientist and writer through The Zone where an obstacle course of mental and physical barriers tests the limits of their endurance. At the end they must face a room where the center of power and evil confronts them and the future of mankind"--Slipcase. Russian dialog, English subtitles. VHS format.

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