USSR, June 1985. Based on actual events. After contact with the Salyut 7 space station is lost, cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh dock with the empty, frozen craft, and bring her back to life.
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Epic Soviet era masterpiece depicting the unshakable bonds of love, friendship & duty amid the horror of war. Two friends-both officers-are in love with the same woman. Through the Russian ... See full summary »
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »
In developing the script was attended by over 10 writers, among whom were American and French, but in the end the author became a writer Aleksandr Terekhov, is the winner of "Big Book" and "National Bestseller". See more »
An (unfulfilled) fairy tale from Mother Russia history
Yes, he was volatile and shaky, a contrary to his father. Yes, she was a capricious ambitious heart-breaker. And he (yet quite unprepared and not entirely grown-up) is going to be crowned. And he has to get royally married. A vaudeville story, on one side. But, Russian drama unfolds, even through a vaudeville. A character to make historic mistakes, unknowingly leading not only his life, but life of his family, the country, to a tragic end. A 300 years old Russian Empire fairy-tale to end in modern era. Who knows, if Nicholas would abdicate, and marry Mathilde, maybe history will be turned into a completely different direction... Director has brilliantly showed it; done by amazingly good casted characters (quite impressing is the role of Alexander the Third). And, it's a very nicely and colorfully shot movie. To me, it was a Saturday evening well spent - that's just a right story to enjoy on weekend.
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