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Russian Cinema in Retrospect

During the 13th Century Russia was endangered by the invasion of the Teutonic Knights, the founders of Prussia. Under the leadership of Prince Alexander Nevsky the Russians unite and counter the German onslaught on the ice of Lake Peipus, and defeat them. ... The commencement of the battle on the ... Read more
A Russian fairytale of two children who, aided by an eccentric old gentleman from another planet, overthrow a terrible ogre, his army of "Long-noses", and his principal henchman. "Eatalive". The illusion of fairyland is consistently achieved by a combination of unreal lighting, bizarre landscapes ... Read more
Fine character acting is the outstanding feature of these two scenes from the famous Maxim Gorki play. The first excerpt faithfully sets the mood of the play - the story of a group of social outcasts living together. though with a certain amount of friction - and includes the famous oration on ... Read more
The New Gulliver is an ambitious puppet novelty in the Russian film world, fantastically delivered. It differs fromfthe ordinary puppet shows in that the chief part, Gulliver himself, is played by a human being, though the story of the film is carried out by puppets. The first excerpt shows ... Read more
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