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Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:48 am

couple of good Soviet films on the revolution and civil war - both based in the Ukraine are Askoldov's 'The Commissar' and the Hungarian film maker, Miklos Jancso, "The Red and the White", both quite superb on the horrors and madness of the war. Both had long periods of being banned by the Soviet authorities.

If you're interested in the war and its aftermath in Central Asia, there is a large tradition of Soviet 'Easterns', often quite deliberately modelled on some of the motifs in the Hollywood westerns (some one betrays their comrades, realises their error, atones at the end etc), but the better ones really capture the sense of time and place. The USSR was still churning these out in 1991.

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:09 am

Baris wrote:Do they have English subtitles?
I have recently watched "The Admiral" but it was a bit Hollywood type movie though Elizaveta Boyarskaja was beautiful. :coeurs:

Don't know for certain. Soviet films with English subtitles most likely - yes, can be found on YouTube, for example. New films with subtitles - hardly, most likely have not yet done. Unless, there is a license with the English dubbing.

Corrected errors in the two my previous posts. :)

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Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:33 pm

There is one more good film "Kochubey" 1958

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Re: Period movies/tv-series

Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:47 pm

I watched "Lenin: The Train" this week on You Tube. It was made in the 1980s and had Ben Kingsley giving a quite good portrayal of Lenin and Timothy West as Dr Gelfand (Parvus). It tells the story of the "sealed train" provided by the Germans to get Lenin back into Russia in April 1917. Very enjoyable.

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