Cook Book Chapter 17by spebert12 | created - 11 Nov 2015 | updated - 11 Nov 2015 | Public
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1. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.
2. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History
As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.
5. Admiral Nakhimov (1947)
89 min | Biography, Drama, History
Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, one of the most acclaimed admirals in Russian history, fights the Turkish fleet during the Crimean War of 1853.
6. Tretiy udar (1948)
108 min | War
One of the first Soviet films made after WWII that, looking back at the conflict (here specifically the counteroffensive to liberate the Crimea and Sevastopol) stresses the supposed role of Stalin in planning every detail of strategy.
7. The Fall of Berlin (1950)
167 min | Drama, War
Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... ... See full summary »
8. The Vow (1946)
98 min | Drama
In 1924, veteran Bolshevik Petrov, a resident of Tsaritsyn, carries a letter to Vladimir Lenin, to inform him of the Kulak brigands that roam the land, spreading death and misery. The ... See full summary »
9. Stalingradskaya bitva I (1949)
81 min | War, Drama
Released four years after the end of World War II, this Soviet propaganda epic replays the titanic struggle of the Russian army against the Nazi invaders while spotlighting the now almost ... See full summary »
10. Nezabyvaemyy 1919 god (1951)
107 min | Drama, History
In May 1919, the city of Petrograd, the Bolsheviks' stronghold in Russia, is attacked by the counter-revolutionary White Army of General Nikolai Yudenich, who is supported by the ... See full summary »
13. The Grasshopper (1955)
91 min | Drama
Osip Ivanovich Dymov, the titular counselor and the doctor of thirty one years, serves in two hospitals at the same time: intern and anatomist. From nine o'clock in the morning and in the ... See full summary »
14. Vesna na Zarechnoy ulitse (1956)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A newly appointed Russian literature teacher develops a strong connection with one of her flagging students.
15. Carnival in Moscow (1956)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A new chief of a "Culture House" is planning to hold a terribly boring New Year concert. A group of young amateur actors are doing their best to liven up the concert.
19. Magdana's Donkey (1955)
50 min | Drama
Small Georgian village (ca. 1890) Magdana a widow lives in a shack with her 3 children and ekes out a living selling yogurt. When the children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.
20. Othello (1956)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
23. 1905 (1956)
104 min | Drama
Timid old woman Pelageya Nilovna observes the revolutionary activities of her son Pavel Vlasov and gradually comes to realize that his cause is a great and noble one. She involves herself ... See full summary »
24. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War
Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
Votes: 13,732 | Gross: $0.02M
25. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)
Not Rated | 330 min | Drama, War
A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »
26. The Idiot (1958)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama
Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for ... See full summary »
27. Belye nochi (1960)
95 min | Drama, Romance
A Dreamer, living in a big city for a few years and all the time he is alone. But one summer in St. Petersburg's White Nights on the Neva, he meets Nastya.
28. Foma Gordeev (1959)
94 min | Drama
Thomas Gordeiev is the son of a rich grain merchant. As a child and a young man, he lives a protected life, embellished by the privileges of his social class. Affected very early on by the ... See full summary »
29. Nakanune (1959)
88 min | Drama, History
The story is set in the 1800s.Elena and Inzarov,a revolutionary Bulgarian ,fall in love.After secretly marrying they decide to join the liberation, but on the eve of departure Dmitry dies. Elena takes Inzarov's body to the Balkans .
31. The Lady with the Dog (1960)
89 min | Drama, Romance
In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog. Both have unhappy marriages: Dimitri ... See full summary »
33. Fate of a Man (1959)
103 min | Drama, War
The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »
34. War and Peace (1966)
GP | 422 min | Drama, History, Romance
Eight-hour epic based on the book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre... See full summary »
Votes: 5,937 | Gross: $0.13M
35. Don Kikhot (1957)
PG | 110 min | Drama
Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho ... See full summary »
36. Hamlet (1964)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.
37. King Lear (1970)
PG | 140 min | Drama
King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »
40. Father of a Soldier (1965)
87 min | Drama, War
An old man goes to visit his wounded son in a hospital, but it turns out that he's already been released and is back on the front lines. Reluctant to return home empty-handed, he tries to follow and find him.
41. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War
Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.
42. Clear Skies (1961)
Not Rated | 110 min | Romance, War, Drama
During the 1950s Sasha Lvova reminisces about the WW2 years when she fell in love with Soviet fighter pilot Aleksei Astakhov.
45. A esli eto lyubov? (1962)
102 min | Drama
High schoolers Ksenia and Boris begin to understand that the feelings they share are more than just a friendship. But their first timid sentiment became apparent to people around them. They... See full summary »
46. Nine Days of One Year (1962)
111 min | Drama