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1.

Neokonchennai͡a P'esa Dli͡a Mekhanicheskogo Pianino: Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano

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A picture of life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century. A village teacher, undergoing an emotional crisis and believing his life has had no purpose, torments both himself and his young wife. A doctor hates his patients and his work. Guests staying with a general's wife are talking about the pleasures of a simple village life, not really believing what they are saying.
DVD
2003; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

Karnaval

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Nina Solomatina, a naive girl from a provincial town, comes to Moscow hoping to enter a theatre institute and become an actress. The reality - suffering from an unrequited love and the need to earn a living - brings her back to earth but also makes her stronger.
DVD
2004; 1981
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Viĭ

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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
DVD
2000; 1967
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Ėkipazh: Aircrew

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Three Soviet pilots fly to a remote mountain airport after an earthquake has occurred in the area in order to rescue the wounded. Unfortunately, they themselves run into trouble.
DVD
2000; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Chistoe Nebo: Clear Skies

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Sasha Lvova meets a pilot, Aleksei, at her sister's New Year's Eve party, and a complex relationship begins that endures through World War II and beyond. During the war Aleksei first becomes a hero, and then a suspected anti-Communist, as Stalin takes control of the Soviet Union.
DVD
2000; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Koordinaty Smerti

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A political drama that set during the American military intervention in Vietnam at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Korolevstvo Krivykh Zerkal: Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

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A lazy girl, who is a member of the Pioneers, is trapped in the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, where she must work hard on changing herself in order to return to the world of her friends.
DVD
2000; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Udalennyĭ Dostup: Remote Access

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"Sergey gets to know a girl over the phone, and their tormentingly joyous telephone romance begins. They avoid personal meetings, wary of disappointments and unwanted hurt. Their love gets stronger and more intense, but a sudden death--just before their first date--bares new conflicts, different emotions and relationships"--www.ruscico.com
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Oni Srazhalisʹ Za Rodinu: They Fought for Their Motherland

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Tale of the Red Army during WWII as the Germans pierced deeply into Russia.
DVD
2005; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Piraty XX Veka: Pirates of the 20th Century

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The film is a screen adaptation of an actual event: a Soviet liner transporting tons of opium for pharmaceutical use is hijacked by modern-day pirates, who try to kill the entire crew so that there will be no witnesses.
DVD
2001; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Sud'ba Cheloveka: Destiny of a Man = Destin D'un Homme

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"Andrei Sokolov, the film's protagonist, had lost in the war with fascist Germany his wife and children, had survived the horrors of a concentration camp. He was already being led to be shot, but at the last minute the camp's commandant, Muller, revoked the sentence. After his release from the camp, Andrei Sokolov marched with the Soviet Army as far as Berlin. But Fate would not stop testing him: on Victory Day he got the news of his son Anatoly's death. And in spite of the fact that he seemed to have lost everything, he remained a good human being and became a father to an orphaned boy." -- Ruscico website.
DVD
2000; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Khleb, Zoloto, Nagan

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A kindergarten teacher travels far to deliver bread to starving children during the Civil War in the 1920s. One of her travel companions finds some gold. How the bread and the gold can be protected during the war then becomes their main concern.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Chelovek-Amfibiia: Amphibian Man

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People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called "the sea devil." Nobody knows what it is, but it's really a son of a doctor Salvator. The doctor performed a surgery on his son and now young Ihtiandre can live under water. This gives him certain advantages, but creates a lot of problems. -- IMDb.
DVD
2003; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Oficery: Officers

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The film follows the lives of two military friends. They served together in the 1920s at a frontier outpost, then in Spain, the Great Patriotic War, and finally in peace time. They meet again when they are generals to discuss their lives and the sacrifices they and their families went through.
DVD
2005; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Kholodnoe Leto Pi͡atdesi͡at Treʹtego: Cold Summer of 1953

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Among the many criminals freed from the Soviet gulags in 1953 are two political prisoners. While waiting for the arrival of a boat in a small village, they help defend its inhabitants from the marauding criminals.
DVD
2003; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Zvezda: Star = L'étoile

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DVD
2005; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Sini͡ai͡a Ptit͡sa: The Blue Bird

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The Blue Bird is an embodiment of happiness, both immediate and distant, that every person is sure to find if he recognizes it. The children of a woodcutter, Tiltil and Mitil, found themselves, while sleeping, in an amazing country, shown to them by Fairy Light. All domestic animals and foodstuffs come alive there and turn into real people. They helped the children fulfil the Fairy's request - find the Blue Bird, although the bird proved to look different from what the brother and sister had seen in their dreams. ~Amazon
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Stalker

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At the center of an outlawed region called The Zone lies a mystical room altered by unnatural forces. Armed guards are the first in a series of lethal obstructions that prevent outsiders from reaching the place where fantastic powers can fulfill one's greatest desires. Only the Stalker can lead a scientist and writer through The Zone where an obstacle course of mental and physical barriers tests the limits of their endurance. At the end they must face a room where the center of power and evil confronts them and the future of mankind.
DVD
2006; 1979
19.

Ironii͡a Sudʹby, Ili, S Lëgkim Parom!: Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath

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Adventures of a young Moscow doctor on New Year's Eve.
DVD
2001; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Brilliantovai͡a Ruka

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An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian worker who starts a heroic combat against a gang of smugglers.
DVD
2004; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)