The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Stalin's core team of ministers tussle for control following the Russian leader's stroke in 1953.
The only mission in Stalin (Chiranjeevi)'s life is to help others and the make the world a better place. It turns out that Stalin served as a Major in the Indian Army. Although a war hero, he had quit the army after a rift with the Colonel (Mukesh Rishi) transfers him to administrative division from the battlefield as a disciplinary action. His family includes mother (Sharada Urvashi) as well as his sister (Khushboo), who is not in talking terms with their mother since she got married to a Punjabi. Stalin keeps helping a physically challenged girl Sumati to write her Intermediate examination and her suicide disturbs him. The death occurs as none of the people around her extend help. Then Stalin plans a chain system. The theme works on a principle that everyone should help others and in return they should not seek a mere thanks but tell those who get the help to help three more, with a condition that those who get help from them should also demand the same.
A Jewish child deported to Kazakhstan is saved and adopted by Kasym, an old Kazakh railway-man. Kasym gives him a Kazakh name, Sabyr, that in Kazakh language means humble. The child grows up in the small Kazakh village along with other deportees Vera, a traitor's wife, and Ezhik a Polish doctor. The Soviet militia harasses the poor peasants and Vera suffered the harassment of a bully cop: Bulgabi. Finally Vera accepts the marriage proposal of Ezhik but the jealous Bulgabi tries to prevent the marriage. The result is a fight in which Ezhik shoots himself accidentally. The old Kasym decides that Sabyr is now old enough to go to seek his real parents. At the end Sabyr, now an adult, decides to return to the village, but the village no longer exists because it was destroyed by a Soviet nuclear test.
Sivadas is a dedicated communist party member who gains the good will of poor and faces a strong opposition from other political parties.
A comical exploration of the 50's in the Israeli Kibutz movement, when socialist values were reexamined following the death of Stalin. With their mentor and iconic leader gone, the members of the Kibutz have to face a political and social reality without a leader to encourage and unite them.
Heda Blochová was born in Prague into the Jewish family of the cofounder of the well-known Koh-i-noor factory. She married Rudolf Margolius, a lawyer. Soon after the wedding the young couple and the whole Margolius family were deported to the ghetto in Lodz. After spending a couple of years there, they were all taken to Oswiecim concentration camp. There the family was parted. Heda was lucky enough to be taken to a labour camp after a few months and was finally made to join the Death March. She managed to escape the guards and thus saved her life.
This program is an overview of the life and career of Joseph Stalin. It concentrates on describing and attempting to explain the origins of the policy of “terror” instigated by Stalin as leader of the USSR. There are interviews with surviving family members and experts all of whom attempt some sort of personality “analysis” of the dictator to explain his behaviour and policies. Another question that is examined is, given his record of “terror”, why was he so popular? Why did so many Russians mourn his death in 1953? This could be an overview and introduction to a study of both Stalin and USSR in the post revolution period.
Annie wants to find her cat and forget her past. She walks the streets of the East End of London, in the footsteps of Josef Stalin and Mahatma Gandhi. Annie's obsessive journey through local history triggers an unravelling of her own life.
A dance troupe from the autonomous region of Abkhazia in western Georgia perform for Stalin, Lavrentiy Beria, Abkhaz leader Nestor Lakoba, and other high-ranking party officials in the Black Sea coastal town of Gagra.
Joseph Stalin ranks as one of the greatest tyrants of all time, responsible for the deaths of 20 million of his own countrymen. This portrait revisits the life of "Uncle Joe" via Soviet archival film and an astonishing collection of interviews. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the extent of Stalin's atrocities has been revealed, and he has taken his place alongside Hitler as one of the most reviled leaders of the 20th century.
Gain an inside look into the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin's reign of terror through eyewitness testimonies, archival photographs and rare film footage, which reveal the real-life backstabbing and power plays among Stalin's inner circle. This documentary follows the stories of such high-ranking officials as Andrei Zhdanov, Nikita Khrushchev and Georgy Malenkov as they battled to secure their place in history by becoming Stalin's successor.
"Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the platoon leads his men to desert. The men of the platoon attempt to escape from the city which is now surrounded by the Soviet Army.
A fiction film made with fragments of reality. An historical documentary made by cogging fictional elements. This is the odyssey of those who dared dreaming and were devoured by their dreams. An adventure into the origins of cinema and utopias, an historical road movie. The K Effect recounts Maxime's passionate life during the 20th century: a century shaken by fascinating utopias that spawned cheerful dreams and dreadful nightmares. Lights and shadows. The great metaphor of cinema.
1969 comedy about communism
Немолодой, пьющий адвокат унаследовал от отца, бывшего охранника товарища Сталина саморучный текст "вождя народов" - неподписанное завещание. Его подзащитный, гений подделования почерков и документов, дописывает текст, указывая адвоката незаконным сыном "великого человека". Это открывает перед воспрявшим юристом неожиданные перспективы — он выдвигает свою кандидатуру в депутаты, и определенные слои населения его поддерживают. Но поддерживают его и бывшие "аппаратчики", а это — главное. После этого начинается кошмар, который, к сожалению, местами очень похож на реальность.
Documentary - Filmed at the Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, Austria, this 1986 performance took place at a benefit concert to raise funds for the restoration of the world-famous concert hall. Renowned conductor Leonard Bernstein leads the Wiener Philharmoniker through Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's rarely performed Sixth Symphony and his joyous Ninth Symphony. Bonus features include Bernstein discussing his unique take on each of these masterful pieces. - Valery Gergiev, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Flora Litvinova
For 20 years, theirs was an ideological duel between two visions of Communism; a political duel, a duel for power, and above all, a duel to the death. By having Trotsky exiled and finally assassinated, Stalin gained sole control of Russia and became the unassailable dictator of the country.
The noisy commemoration, celebrated by the Germans in 1993, reached a peak. It was only a question of reconciliation between the adversaries of yesterday and reciprocal pardon. Very laudable intentions which perhaps conceal a memory problem. And if, to too much want to turn the page, the Germans did not come to lose their memories? If history, covered by noise, became mute? If the faults were changed into "details"? The grandchildren of the combatants react in front of the camera to the evocation of these questions and to the spectacle of the vast market of commemorations.