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  • Russian Films

    Is anyone interested in talking about Russian Cinema?
    If you are, what are your favorite films? actors? directors?
    My favorites:
    comedies:
    Обыкновенное чудо / Ordinary miracle
    Кавказская пленница / Prisoner of the Caucasus, or Shurik's New Adventures
    Бриллиантовая рука / The Diamond Arm
    Иван Васильевич меняет профессию / Ivan Vasilievich changes his occupation
    Покровские ворота / Pokrov Gates
    Тот самый Мюнхгаузен / The Very Same Munhgauzen
    Кин-дза-дза / Kin-Dza-Dza
    Двенадцать стульев / Twelve Chairs
    Здравствуйте, я ваша тетя! / Hello, I am your aunt!
    Джентльмены удачи / Gentlemen of luck
    Операция Ы и другие приключения Шурика / Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures

    dramas:
    Солярис / Solaris
    Москва слезам не верит / Moscow does not Belive in Tears
    Зеркало / The Mirror
    Свой среди чужих, чужой среди своих / At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among his own
    Звезда пленительного счастья / The Star of Fascinating Happiness
    Кавказский пленник / Prisoner of the Mountains
    Вор / The Thief
    Любовник / The Lover
    Покаяние / Repentance

    about love:
    Обыкновенное чудо / Ordinary miracle
    Ирония судьбы или С легким паром! / Irony of fate or with light steam!
    Вокзал для двоих / A Railway Station for Two
    Москва слезам не верит / Moscow does not Belive in Tears
    Жестокий романс / A Cruel Romance
    Служебный роман / Business romance
    Я шагаю по Москве / I am Walking Along Moscow
    Чародеи / Wizards

    War:
    Александр Невский / Alexander Nevsky
    Баллада о солдате / Ballad of a Soldier
    Война / War
    Кавказский пленник / Prisoner of the Mountains
    Отец солдата / Father of The Soldier
    Сто дней до приказа / 100 Days Before The Command
    Торпедоносцы / Torpedo Bombers

    Action:
    Белое солнце пустыни / White Sun of the Desert
    Брат / Brother

    Horror:
    Вий / Viy or Spirit of Evil

    History:
    Андрей Рублев / Andrei Rublev
    Броненосец Потемкин / The Battleship Potemkin
    Война и мир / War and Peace
    Иван Грозный / Ivan the Terrible
    Октябрь / October
    Русский Ковчег / Russian Ark
    Стачка / Strike
    Холодное лето пятьдесят третьего... / Cold Summer of 1953
    Чайковский / Tchaikovsky

    Musical Comedy or Costume Drama:
    Д'Артаньян и Три Мушкетера / D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers
    Труффальдино из Бергамо / Truffaldino from Bergamo
    Гардемарины, вперед! / Naval Cadets, Forward!

    Sci-Fi:
    Солярис / Solaris
    Сталкер / Stalker
    Кин-дза-дза / Kin-Dza-Dza
    Завещание профессора Доуэля / Professor Dowell's Testament
    Человек-амфибия / Amphibian Man
    Ночной дозор / Night Watch

    Animation:
    Алиса в стране чудес / Alice in Wonderland
    Тайна третьей планеты / The Secret of the Third Planet
    Приключения капитана Врунгеля / Adventures of captain Vrungel
    Остров Сокровищ / Treasure Island
    Бременские музыканты / Musicians of Bremen
    Маугли / Mowgli

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    Re: Russian Films

    I found this website that actually has english description of some of the most popular Russian movies. http://geocities.com/lxp149/. but you have to scroll down a little to see. i think you can even rent these russian dvd in the US. I saw Night Watch with english subtitle, it was pretty cool. Supposedly Day Watch will be out soon. I think www.MoscowFlix.com is where you can rent the movies. They have an english version of the website, but it looks like the movie description don't have english translations.

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    • #3
      Re: Russian Films

      Great list pgmatg! I've seen several of those and Own Solaris, Stalker and Night Watch.
      Can't wait for Day Watch & Mid Watch to be released. Although it's shot in Poland by a Japanese director, Avalon (2001) is an excellent Sci-Fi also.
      Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you recall.

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      • #4
        Re: Russian Films

        Anyone else seen "Night watch"? It's in theaters now, and is a very good Russian Sci-Fi / Fantasy movie ("Lord of the Rings" meets "Prophecy"). It's been out on DVD for some time, but since Fox bought all American distribution rights, they have mandated to stop making NTSC formatted dvds of it. The disk has been slowly disappearing from even Russian stores in America. And Fox kept postponing the release until limited release on friday, while sequel "Day Watch" is already out in Russia in theaters and on pal dvd. Both installments beat American movies in Russia. And the studio is insisting on filming the 3rd part in English. Ain't US movie studios wonderful :rolleyes:
        Last edited by pgmatg; 03-04-2006, 04:56 AM.

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